Youth In Revolt: Appreciating Xavier Dolan

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Xavier Dolan is back to filmmaking and we’ve got a video primer.

Director (among countless other things) Xavier Dolan is a Canadian indie wunderkind. He’s done more before 30 than most directors do in a lifetime. Showing a penchant for sharp writing about queer themes and complex interpersonal relationships, Dolan has created some of the more exciting films on the international docket in recent memory.

If you need an introduction, Juliana González’s video essay points out techniques common to the young director’s already extensive filmography while highlighting the aesthetic control that’s allowed him such continued opportunity.

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