Run Times:
134 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine Olivier Pilon
Xavier Dolan
Xavier Dolan
Plot Summary

A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.


“This Canadian film has been described as an emotional horror show. It’ll shake you, that’s for damn sure.”
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Rolling Stone – Mommy: Young Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan scores with this torrid tale of a mother-vs-son feud

Festivals and Awards

Cannes Film Festival, France, May 2014
*Winner – Jury Prize
Sydney Film Festival, Australia, June 2014
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, July 2014
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, July 2014
Telluride Film Festival, USA, August 2014
Angouleme Film Festival, France, August 2014
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2014
Manaki Brothers Int’l Cinematographer’s Film Festival, Macedonia, September 2014
Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary, Sept. 2014
*Winner – Fipresci Prize
San Sebastien Film Festival, Spain, Sept. 2014
Bergen Film Festival, Norway, Sept. 2014
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 2014
Festival do Rio, Brazil, Sept. 2014
Mill Valley Film Festival, USA, October 2014
Gdansk All About Freedom Festival, Poland, October 2014
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2014
BFI London Film Festival, UK, October 2014
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, October 2014
*Winner – Best Actor, Antoine Olivier Pilon
*Winner – Best Actress, Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clement
*Winner – Best Cinematography, André Turpin
Mumbai Film Festival, India, October 2014
World Film Festival of Bangkok, Thailand, October 2014
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey, October 2014
Philadelphia International Film Festival, USA, October 2014
Santiago International Film Festival, Chile, October 2014
AFI Fest, USA, November 2014
QCinema, the Quezon City International Film Festival, Philippines, November 2014
Leiden Int’l Film Festival, Netherlands, November 2014
Virginia Film Festival, USA, November 2014
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2014
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2014
Kolkata International Film Festival, India, November 2014
Ljubljana Film Festival, Slovenia, November 2014
Los Cabos International Film Festival, Mexico, November 2014
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Portugal, November 2014
Cinemania Fest Bulgaria, November 2014
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2014
*Winner – Best North American Independent Film
International Film Festival of India, November 2014
Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, November 2014
Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia, November 2014
Camerimage Film Festival, Poland, November 2014
*Winner – Bronze Frog
International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, Cuba, December 2014
La semana del cine del Festival de Cannes, Argentina, December 2014
International Queer Film Festival Merlinka, Serbia, December 2014
Dubai Film Festival, UAE, December 2014
FICC- Festival de Cine de Cartagena, Spain, December 2014
International Film Festival of Kerala, India, December 2014
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2015
*Winner – FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film,
Anne Dorval
Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland, February 2015
International Film Festival of Kerala – Nilambur edition, India, February 2015
CinéMadart – Cinéfils, Tunisia, February 2015
Frankofon Filmnapok, Hungary, February 2015
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 2015
IFFK Regional Film Festival in Kottayam, India, March 2015


Winner César Awards, France – BEST FOREIGN FILM
Winner Cannes ICS Awards 2014-  Palme d’Or
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Motion Picture
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Director
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Original Screenplay
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Actor: Antoine Olivier Pilon
Winner Canadian Screen Awards -Best Actress: Anne Dorval
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Supporting Actress: Suzanne Clement
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Cinematography
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Editing
Winner Canadian Screen Awards- Best Make-up
Winner Guichet D’or The Canadian produced French-language feature with the highest domestic box office earnings
Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner Satellite Awards 2014- Breakthrough Performance (Antoine-Olivier Pilon)