Tom at the Farm
aka Tom à la ferme
First screened in September 2014
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu, Manuel Tadros, Olivier Morin, Anne Caron, Johanne Léveillé, Caleb Landry Jones. Screenplay: Xavier Doland and Michel Marc Bouchard (based on the play by Michel Marc Bouchard).

Twitter Capsule: Memorable atmospherics and perversity but story logic too slipshod to sustain suspense. Propelled by anti-rural panic.

VOR:   Dolan's enough of a name that a swerve this big from his already-eclectic styles is significant. An unusually perverse engagement with queer men's panic about rural peripheries.

Photo © 2013 MK2 Productions/Sons of Manual

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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