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Robin Aubert

2005 Saints-Martyrs-des-damnés57 [ You have to appreciate a film that can both quote Rimbaud (“Je me crois en enfer, donc j’y suis.”) and milk a three-breasted girl joke for all its worth. For his first feature, Robin Aubert set out to make a film that reflects how he sees himself, hard to connect with but open to it. The result is a film capable of…

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J’ai tué ma mère

Hyped beyond all measure during the Cannes Film Festival (where it was shown at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs), this first picture by Xavier Dolan, who wrote it when he was 17 and directed it when he was 19, using mostly his own money, is just that: a first film by a precocious teenager left to his own devices, for better or worse. Sure, it’s a…

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