Anne Dorval

The sudden death of a 17-year-old boy affects a network of family members, medical professionals and organ recipients in this beautiful and sensitive drama.
Stories about organ transplants are inherently melodramatic: one person’s tragic death gives another person miraculous life. As a filmmaker, it would be easy to overplay emotion or resort to cliché in the telling of such tales. But Heal the...
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: Gimmick-prone filmmaker Xavier Dolan finds an appropriate outlet for his excesses in telling the story of a dysfunctional mother/son dynamic, in his Palme d’Or contender, Mommy [sic].