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)