• Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regards

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.


Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Mary (Monia Chokri) are good friends. One night, they meet Nick (Niels Schneider), a young man from the country who has just settled in Montreal. From encounter to encounter, from moment to moment, troubled by innumerable signs - some real, some imagined - Francis and Mary fall deeper and deeper into their fantastical obsession. Soon, they find themsleves on the precipice of a love duel that threathens the friendship they once thought indestructible.

Director's Profile : Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan first appeared on screen at the age of four in a series of TV advertisements for a well-known pharmaceutical chain. He has since appeared in numerous films (J’en suis; La forteresse suspendue; Miroir d’été) and TV series (Omertà; L’or). He was recently seen in Pascal Laugier’s controversial Martyrs.

In May of 2009, his debut feature J’ai tué ma mère was selected for Cannes’ 41st Directors’ Fortnight where he won the Prix Regard Jeune, the Art Cinema Award and the Prix SACD. The film, which is still doing the rounds of the festival circuit, has to date racked up more than 31 awards worldwide. As well as being Canada’s official entry for the Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, J’ai tué ma mère was also nominated for the Césars’ equivalent award. Heartbeats is Xavier Dolan’s second feature-length film.


Written&Directed by Xavier Dolan
Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider
2010/Canada/Colour/101min/French/Original Title: Les amours imaginaires


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