Tom at the Farm
aka Tom à la ferme First screened in September 2014
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu, Manuel Tadros, Olivier Morin, Anne Caron, Johanne Léveillé, Caleb Landry Jones. Screenplay: Xavier Doland and Michel Marc Bouchard (based on the play by Michel Marc Bouchard). Twitter Capsule:
Memorable atmospherics and perversity but story logic too slipshod to sustain suspense. Propelled by anti-rural panic.
Dolan's enough of a name that a swerve this big from his already-eclectic styles is significant. An unusually perverse engagement with queer men's panic about rural peripheries.