Matthias & Maxime
First screened in August 2019
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk, Antoine Pilon, Samuel Gauthier, Adib Alkhalidey, Harris Dickinson, Anne Dorval, Micheline Bernard, Marilyn Castonguay, Catherine Brunet, Alexandre Bourgeois. Screenplay: Xavier Dolan. Twitter Capsule:
Such poor directorial judgment, from pacing to music to handling of actors. Avoids depth where potential exists.
Earned some fond, "comeback"-style reviews at Cannes, but I still see a rut. Lack of clear perspective on its tale typified by abrupt finish.