It's Only the End of the World
aka Juste la fin du monde
First screened in July 2017
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, William Boyce Blanchette, Emile Rondeau, Théodore Pellerin. Screenplay: Xavier Dolan (based on the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce).

Twitter Capsule: Dolan hangs a whole movie on formal conceits even cruder than Mommy's. He also mismanages his cast.

VOR:   I get that Dolan is taking risks on this many tight close-ups, and this much outsized acting. But the results expose the risks as foolhardy.

Photo © 2016 Sons of Manual/France 2 Cinéma/
MK2 Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Cannes Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Director; Best Actor (Ulliel); Best Film Editing (Dolan)
Canadian Screen Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Cassel); Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography (André Turpin)

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