Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’ Trailer Showcases Uplifting Pop Music
Cannes Jury Prize winner, Mommy, has a full trailer out. Wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s film is about a widowed mother (Anne Dorval) of an unruly and sometimes violent 15-year-old son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) who try to get their lives on track with the help of a neighbor. Though it’s 1:1 aspect ratio screams indie, the trailer surprisingly features some rather mainstream and poppy hits, including One Republic’s “Counting Stars” and Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” (which seems to be a go-to lately in the trailer world). Don’t let the song choices fool you, thus far many critics are hailing Mommy as Dolan’s best yet. Our own Nik enjoyed the film when he caught it at Cannes this year.
Read Nik’s Cannes review. As of yet there is no U.S. release date, but the film opens in Canada September 19.