I Killed My Mother


1h 36m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Hubert Minel, a brash 17-year-old, dislikes his mother intensely. He assesses her with contempt, seeing only her out-of-date sweater, her kitschy décor and the vile bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her noisy mouth. Below the surface of these irritating traits, lie the ingrained mechanisms t

Film Details

Also Known As
Annemi Öldürdüm, J'ai tué ma mère, Jag dödade min mamma, Zabilem moja matke, killed my Mother
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cinemien; Rezo Films
Distribution Company
Abc Distribution; Caroprokat; Die Filmagentinnen; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; K-Films AmTrique; K-Films AmTrique; Kino Lorber; Rezo Films
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Hubert Minel, a brash 17-year-old, dislikes his mother intensely. He assesses her with contempt, seeing only her out-of-date sweater, her kitschy décor and the vile bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her noisy mouth. Below the surface of these irritating traits, lie the ingrained mechanisms that his mother has always cultivated so dearly - manipulation and guilt. Hubert, confused and torn by a love-hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, wanders in and out of an adolescence that is both marginal and typical, combining artistic discovery, openness to friendship, ostracism and sex. All the while, he is consumed by an all-encompassing contempt for this woman that he somehow once loved.

Film Details

Also Known As
Annemi Öldürdüm, J'ai tué ma mère, Jag dödade min mamma, Zabilem moja matke, killed my Mother
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cinemien; Rezo Films
Distribution Company
Abc Distribution; Caroprokat; Die Filmagentinnen; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; K-Films AmTrique; K-Films AmTrique; Kino Lorber; Rezo Films
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the FIPRESCI Award for Best Actress (Anne Dorval) at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winner of the Canwest Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States March 13, 2013

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States 2010

Released in United States January 2010

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images) October 1-16, 2009.

Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (Official Slate/Closing Night) March 24-April 4, 2010.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 27-February 7, 2010.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 20-June 13, 2010.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz: Best Foreign Language Film / John Schlesinger Award) January 5-18, 2010.

Feature directorial debut for Xavier Dolan.

Limited Release in United States March 13, 2013

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (New Lights Competition) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images) October 1-16, 2009. )

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (Official Slate/Closing Night) March 24-April 4, 2010.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 27-February 7, 2010.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 20-June 13, 2010. )

Released in United States January 2010 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz: Best Foreign Language Film / John Schlesinger Award) January 5-18, 2010.)