Tom at the Farm
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
Tom, a young gay advertising copywriter from Montreal, travels to the country for a funeral, where he’s shocked to find out no one knows who he is, nor who he was to the deceased, whose brother soon sets the rules of a twisted game. In order to “protect” the family’s name and grieving mother, Tom has to play the peacekeeper in a household whose obscure past bodes an even greater darkness for the future. A suspenseful drama from Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan. Please be aware that this movie includes some blunt sexual language.
“It’s an improbably exciting match of knife-edge storytelling and a florid vintage aesthetic best represented by Gabriel Yared’s glorious orchestral score.” (Guy Lodge, Variety)
“It’s taut, creepy, compelling and sexy. And, apart from the location, it’s very much a Dolan film, focused on people testing the limits of their love for each other – and themselves.” (Ben Walters, Time Out London)
In French with English subtitles
Canada — 2013 — 103 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her