Laurence Anyways (2012)

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“Laurence Anyways” is a 2012 Canadian romantic drama film written and directed by Xavier Dolan. The film explores the relationship between a transgender woman named Laurence Alia (played by Melvil Poupaud) and her girlfriend, Fred Belair (played by Suzanne Clément).

The film is set in Montreal in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and spans over a decade as Laurence transitions from male to female. The story follows Laurence and Fred’s struggles to maintain their relationship in the face of societal pressure and discrimination. As Laurence becomes more comfortable in her own skin, Fred finds herself struggling with her own identity and desires.

The film received critical acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of transgender issues and its exploration of love, gender, and identity. It was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where Suzanne Clément won the award for Best Actress. “Laurence Anyways” was also nominated for numerous awards in Canada, including several Canadian Screen Awards, and won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Duration: 168 min.


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