Film Review: ‘Laurence Anyways’ brings glam & intimacy to transgender tale

Xavier Dolan is really doing some pretty awesome things. Looking forward to seeing this.

Independent Ethos

Poster artFocusing on 10 years in the life of a man who has decided to undergo a transformation into a woman, Xavier Dolan handles the drama of Laurence Anyways with a wry sense of balance that includes powerful performances, expertly paced scenes, spectacular set design and costumes and a brilliant command of cinematographic language. Though tackling an often misunderstood subculture in the varied array of the LGBT world (a man who wants to be a woman who still has an attraction to women) the film is simply a brilliantly sculpted piece of cinematic drama that should be seen by cinephiles in search of something that boldy explores and exploits the cinematic medium to its limits. But there’s a brilliant, compassionate story at the center of it, too.

At the film’s start, against nothing but company logos of production houses that made the film possible we can hear Laurence (Melvil Poupaud

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