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KFF Presents: It’s Only The End of The World
March 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7 at 6pm
IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
(JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE)
Directed by Xavier Dolan
In French with English subtitles
Rated PG: coarse & sexual language; drug use
This film will be preceded by PERU EN BICICLETA: YO SOLO from Patrick Fagan (3rd Place Award Winner at KISS 2016)
EVENT: Steeping Discussion at PDK Cafe.
It’s Only The End Of The World is a stunning look at the intricacies of one family’s relationship when it becomes strained by a long-overdue homecoming. Louis (Gaspard Ulliel) is a terminally ill writer who returns home after 12 years of absence to inform his family of his impending death. His mother (Nathalie Baye), siblings (Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux) and sister-in-law (Marion Cotillard) send the fraught group spiraling into a storm of familial conflict. The film is based on the play “Juste la fin du monde” by Jean-Luc Lagarce and directed by Canadian film prodigy, Xavier Dolan.
”A BRILLIANT, STYLIZED AND HALLUCINATORY EVOCATION OF FAMILY DYSFUNCTION…”
“AS WITH ALL HIS OTHER WORKS [DOLAN’S] COMPELLING DIRECTION AND CINEMATOGRAPHY MAKE IT AS EFFECTIVE AS EVER, WITH A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN NARRATIVE BUILDING TO A TRAGIC AND UNEXPECTED ENDING THAT WALLOPS YOU WITHOUT YOU EVEN REALIZING IT”
-The Digital Fix
Won Grand Prize of the Jury and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival 2016