Miroirs d'été (original title)
Director: Etienne Desrosiers
Writers: Etienne Desrosiers (scenario & adaptation), Pascal Soudeins (collaborating writer)
Genre: Short movie
Language: French with english subtitle Duration: 14 min
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Stéphane Demers and Julie Beauchemin
Julian je melanholični tinejdžer koji svako ljeto dolazi sa roditeljima u kolibu pored jednog jezera. Mjesto izvan svih svakodnevnih dešavanja koje mu postaje dosadno dok ne upoznaje susjede, a sa njima i konačno shvatanje sopstvene seksualne orjentacije.
Lijepo sročena priča u kratkom filmu od 14 minuta.
Coming-of-age in summertime. Julian is a melancholic teenager on holiday at the cottage by the lake with his parents and his little brother. A world seems out-of-place, and the first "strange" emotions emerge... Lovely Canadian short film about a boy struggling with his sexual orientation and finally accepting it. A passage to adulthood - intimate and captivating.
The main attraction of this short film is Xavier Dolan in starring role. Xavier Dolan is young openly gay Canadian author (director, writer, actor, producer), born in 1989. He already made two excellent feature films:
J'ai tué ma mere - I Killed My Mother (2009)
Les amours imaginaires - Heartbeats (2010)
He wrote the script for his partly autobiographical I Killed My Mother when he was 16 years old (!), and he directed it, acted in it and produced it. The film was finished when he was 19 years old and received standing ovations in Cannes. Heartbeats is the story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. More standing ovations.
This year Xavier Dolan's new film Laurence Anyways (2012) is coming out, dealing with transsexuality: "Tells the story of impossible love between a man and a woman after the man decided to have a sex change