Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm). 2013. Canada/France. Directed by Xavier Dolan. In French; English subtitles. 95 min.
Screenplay by Michel Marc Bouchard, Dolan, based on Bouchard’s play. Director Dolan, the young Canadian phenomenon behind I Killed My Mother, stars as the title character, a Montreal copywriter who travels to a remote farming community in Northern Quebec to attend the funeral of his lover. When he finds that his companion’s brutish older brother, Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), has kept his sibling’s sexuality a secret from their fragile mother, Tom is initially appalled but is gradually drawn into Francis’s sadomasochistic games.
Friday, June 20, 2014,8:00 p.m.T1, Theater 1
Thursday, June 5, 2014,7:00 p.m.New York Premiere. Introduced by Marin Karmitz and Xavier DolanT1, Theater 1