“Elephant Song” is a 2014 drama film directed by Charles Binamé and based on the play of the same name by Nicolas Billon. The film stars Xavier Dolan, Bruce Greenwood, and Catherine Keener.
The film is set in a mental hospital in Montreal, where a psychiatrist named Dr. Toby Green is tasked with finding out what happened to a fellow doctor who has gone missing. He interviews a disturbed patient named Michael, played by Dolan, who claims to know what happened to the missing doctor.
As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Michael is an unreliable narrator and that there is more to the situation than initially meets the eye. The film explores themes of mental illness, power dynamics, and the nature of truth.
“Elephant Song” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of the cast and the film’s atmosphere, while others criticized its slow pace and lack of clarity. Despite the mixed reception, it was praised for its ambition and tackling of complex themes.
Duration: 110 min.