"Mommy" received a rapturous welcome at Cannes 2014.

“Mommy” received a rapturous welcome at Cannes 2014.

(Relaxnews) – Cannes Jury Prize winner “Mommy” increases its public profile further still with a three-minute insight into its layered plot and arresting characters.

Steve’s the troubled kid whose future hangs in the balance, Diane his mom, a widow, struggling to keep a lid on him, and Kyla the neighbor who miraculously manages to bring the family together — though she may have a hidden agenda that rips it all apart more violently than ever before.

Xavier Dolan received this year’s Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “Mommy,” while Suzanne Clément (Kyra) had already picked up the Un Certain Regard trophy for Best Actress in another Dolan film, 2012’s “Laurence Anyways.”

Antoine Pilon, who plays Steve, is also another repeat collaborator from “Laurence Anyways” and starred in Dolan’s incendiary video for the Indochine track “College Boy.”

Similarly, Anne Dorval can be seen in the leading role from Dolan’s “I Killed My Mother” [fr. “J’ai tue ma mère”), a triple award winner at Cannes in 2009 that had Dolan as writer, director and star and Clément again in a significant role.

The film is currently assured of a Canadian domestic release on September 19 and French distribution from October 9, with wider international releases expected to follow.

“Mommy” trailer – youtu.be/ArkOM1desII

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