aka Les amours imaginaires
First screened in October 2010 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Monia Chokri, Xavier Dolan, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Bénédicte Décary, Olivier Morin, Éric Bruneau, Gabriel Lessard, François Bernier, Benoît McGinnis, François-Xavier Dufour, Perrette Souplex, Louis Garrel. Screenplay: Xavier Dolan.

Twitter Capsule: Admittedly fine line between playful and hollow pastiche, but I found moods, colors, and sounds more engaging than not

Second Capsule: Like a fun party tune. Luscious surface appeals but smart, too, about fag/hag rivalries and pastiche as earnest gesture.

VOR:   I give Dolan more credit than some have for how well he brings this off, but few would allege that he's risking or innovating much.

Photo © 2010 Alliance Atlantis/Mifilifilms/IFC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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