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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2019: MATTHIAS AND MAXIME

Director: Xavier Dolan

119 mins • Canada • 2019 • Subtitled - Digital


Maxime (Xavier Dolan) is preparing to move from his hometown of Montreal to Australia, leaving behind his troubled mother (Anne Dorval) and boisterous group of twenty-something friends, including lifelong best pal Matthias (Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas). A few months before his departure, the gang spends the weekend at a lakeside retreat, where Matthias and Maxime agree to take part in an experimental student film, which requires them to kiss. After it happens, a change occurs between them, one they cannot articulate, but neither can they deny its powerful impact…

Director’s Note: French-Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan’s new film is a resonant and tender story about friendship, love and wild hearts, told through autumnal colours, and an immersive piano soundtrack.

Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.

Please note that only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.

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