As you all know, I'm a huge fan of young québecois film director Xavier Dolan.
I have adored his first two movies, J'ai tué ma mère et Les Amours Imaginaires, and I have already dedicated many posts to him.
When, for his third movie, Dolan and the web site Touscoprod launched a subscription to raise money for its production, Zazie, and many other Dolan fans, answered the call and helped to finance the film. The plot was more than intriguing: Québec, during the 90s, Laurence, at his 30th birthday party, announces to his girlfriend and friends that he wants to become a woman.
Well, how could you resist not to help Dolan on a story like that?
The cast was also very promising: Melvil Poupaud as Laurence, Nathalie Baye as his mother, Suzanne Clément (the teacher of J'ai tué ma mère) as his girlfriend and Monia Chokry (the fabulous Marie of Les Amours Imaginaires) as one of his friends.
This week, there was a great surprise: the Dolan site published two different versions of the movie poster and it was possible to see the trailer of Laurence Anyways!
We all hope, of course, that the movie will participated to the next Cannes Film Festival competition, but in the meantime, looking at these images, I can already tell you that I'm feeling EXTREMELY proud of the first movie I have co-produced.