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Reply #30 on: May 23, 2019, 11:23:15 PM
the reviews of Matthias & Maxime excite me. it's just adorable to witness critics grapple with the entire idea of Xavier Dolan. what is with this hilarious combo: they can't help but see him, and yet they question his achievement. that's rich irony. it sounds like this one will make its way out of the festival at last


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Reply #31 on: October 02, 2019, 03:37:35 PM
Xavier Dolan Reportedly Directing A New Limited TV Series Based On A Michel Marc Bouchard Play
via The Playlist

Fresh off the successful festival run of his recent drama, “Matthias & Maxime,” filmmaker Xavier Dolan isn’t stopping anytime soon. Though he’s said that he’d like to take a break from directing in the future, to focus on his acting, it appears that his next project once again sees Dolan step behind the camera. Albeit, this time he’s not making a big-screen production.

According to La Presse, Dolan’s next project is reportedly a TV adaptation of the popular play, “La nuit où Laurier Gaudreault s’est réveillé” from playwright Michel Marc Bouchard. The project is expected to be a limited series that Dolan will write and direct, though it’s unclear which platform or network(s) will distribute.

“La nuit où Laurier Gaudreault s’est réveillé” tells the story of Mirielle, a thanatologist that comes back for the embalming of her dead mother. Upon arrival, her friends and family gather and drama unfolds. The play features plenty of twists and turns, with some creepy revelations coming about the main character’s dark past.

This isn’t the first time that Dolan has adapted a play from Bouchard. The playwright’s 2011 work, “Tom at the Farm,” was later turned into a feature film by Dolan that was released in 2013. That film debuted at Venice and went on to earn the coveted FIPRESCI Prize at the festival.