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A movie directed by Xavier Dolan

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  • Oct 8, 2010
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In case you wanted to know a little bit more about Xavier Dolan, the writer/director/star of LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES (HEARTBEATS), here is the Black Sheep interview ... http://blacksheepreviews.blogspot.com/2010/1...views-xavier-dolan.html
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review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
Just my imagination
LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES (HEARTBEATS)   Written and Directed by Xavier Dolan   Starring Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider      Ah, l’amour.  They say the French know it best and, even though Quebecois is not quite the same as French, novice Quebec-born filmmaker, Xavier Dolan, seems to have a pretty strong handle on the whole thing.  Not only does he know love and the many places it takes us in our heads but he also knows a thing …
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Early accolades can be a curse to an artist’s career. Directors whose first features meet with critical hallelujahs are often harshly scrutinized for subsequent efforts. Few debuts have enjoyed the delirious reception afforded Xavier Dolan’s J’ai tué ma mère. Dolans second film, Les amours imaginaires, one of the most eagerly anticipated films to emerge from Quebec in some time, is an exhilarating exception to the sophomore jinx. It’s as good as its predecessor – maybe even better – and best of all it is radically different.

Les amours imaginaires centres on two fast friends: Marie (Monia Chokri), a supremely confident and sexually aggressive combination of Bette Davis, Carmen Maura and Anna Karina; and the cherubic, acerbic Francis (Dolan), who has managed to manoeuvre through multiple affairs without ever getting too attached. Like the aristocrats of Dangerous Liaisons transported to contemporary Montreal, Marie and Francis spend their time being fabulous, condescending and bitchy.

Then, at a dinner with friends, they spot curly-haired Nico (Niels Schneider), whom they simultaneously dismiss and obsess over. Soon, Francis sets up a meeting and the three become inseparable. But the more intimate they get, the more remote and unattainable Nico becomes, sending Francis and Marie’s comic obsession into overdrive.

Part gleaming farce, part tough-minded exploration of the inherent insanity of love and ...

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Director: Xavier Dolan
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release Date: 25 February 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: Xavier Dolan
Runtime: France: 95 min(Cannes Film Festival)
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"Just my imagination"
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