MATTHIAS & MAXIME
is the latest feature from writer-director Dolan ( Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm, Mommy), the Canadian wunderkid
whose directorial debut I Killed My Mother premiered at Cannes
when the actor/director was just 20.
Receiving its premiere in Competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival,
MATTHIAS & MAXIME is a quietly understated coming-of-age story as two
long-time friends grapple with their sexualities.
Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a
student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both men
with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle,
and, eventually, changing their lives.