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WATCH: First Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Cannes Smash 'Mommy'

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by Anne Thompson and Nick Newman
July 17, 2014 12:44 PM
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Anne Dorval and Antoine-Olivier Pilon in Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"

Although it shockingly has yet to secure U.S. distribution, early reaction to Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan’s fifth feature “Mommy" --which took home the Cannes Competition jury prize--was upbeat. You can get a three-minute taste of this intense, emotional rocket ride of a family drama via the first official trailer below, just ahead of its theatrical run in the writer-director’s native Quebec on September 19.

Remarkably accomplished for a 24-year-old, Dolan tells the love story of an inept single mother and her sweet but volatile son, who easily pitches into uncontrollable rage. Keeping him calm and happy is key. A sweet neighbor locked into dull family life enjoys escaping across the street into this heady maelstrom, and the improbable trio find happiness--for a while. Stateside moviegoers will simply have to wait and see.

Watch the trailer below:

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