Hubert Minel does not love his mother. The 17-year-old regards her with contempt, and does not see beyond her tacky sweaters, the kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs on the corner of her lips when she eats. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parents’ cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical – artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex and ostracism.
Original title: J’AI TUÉ MA MÈRE
2009– 1h40 – Comedy / Drama– Canada
With: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan
Cannes – Directors’ Fortnight