Sunday, January 9, 2011

Xavier Dolan and the film "Heartbeats"

Last evening I sat down to watch the film "Heartbeats" (in French, "Les Amours imaginaires") that I purchased while in Vancouver earlier that day (Saturday) and mentioned in two previous posts. It must have been the only dvd that the store had because that was the only one I saw on display. It was well worth the $26.99 plus tax that I paid. The cover has the face of Xavier Dolan on the front against a red background. The face is in a black line drawing against the red background with the text in black as well. Its very distinctive!

Xavier is both the director of the film and an actor in it who plays the part of "Francis", along with Monia Chokri who play "Marie" and Niels Schneider who plays the part of "Nico." All I can say is that I can relate to what has happened in the film without giving too much of it away.

Xavier says something about growing up gay in this youtube video clip and if you'd like to know more about him, check out this Wikipedia entry for more. I a threesome and the interplay between each person sounds like something to explore, or you just like to know more about the gay experience, buy or rent the dvd! I'm not going to give much of it away. It would spoil the film if I did! - V

2 comments:

Mathilda said...

Thanks for the article!

If you are as interested as I am in Xavier Dolan's work, you should definitely have a look at this website that offers people like us to produce his next movie.
http://www.touscoprod.com/ca/pages/projet/fiche.php?s_id=2
This is a great initiative. I'm in.

SpiritMountainGuy said...

Thanks as well for sending along the link, Matilda! I was contemplating how I might be able to contribute to Xavier's efforts in some way that was useful. Then, along comes the link!

I've spent the last couple of days checking out not only that link but others as well'

It would be awesome to get some comments from Xavier directly. This is something that I'm working on at the moment.

Thanks again for the link! - V