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I Killed My Mother

Director : Xavier Dolan

Toronto 09 - Special Presentation
Cannes 09 - Directors’ Fortnight
Canadian Entry for the Academy Awards

Art Cinema Award, Regards Jeunes Prize, SACD Prize

Hubert Minel doesn’t love his mother. The 17-years-old haughtily regards her with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters, kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs that get stuck on the corner of her lips when she munches. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parents' cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical – artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex and ostracism.


Xavier Dolan, 19-years-old, portrays an unforgettable story of love/hate relationship between a son and his mother. Breathtaking!

  • Anne Dorval
  • Xavier Dolan
  • Suzanne Clément
  • François Arnaud
  • Patricia Tulasne
  • Niels Schneider
Genre : Drama
Year : 2009
Length : 1h40
Nationality : Canada

International press

Initial Event
Sophie Bataille
Laura Mannier

Written, directed and produced by

Xavier Dolan

Director of photography

Stéphanie Weber-Biron

Art direction

Xavier Dolan


Nicole Pelletier


Hélène Girard


Sylvain Brassard

Original score

Nicholas S. L'Herbier

Set / Props

Anette Belley

Production manager

Carole Mondello

Associated producer

Daniel Morin

Line producer

Carole Mondello