Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
(Juste la fin du monde)

Year: 2016
Country: CANADA, FRANCE
Language: French
Run Time: 95 minutes

IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan is back with an emotional drama about a dysfunctional family par excellence. Winner of both the Grand Jury and the Ecumenical Jury Prizes in Cannes, IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD features some of the finest French actors working today: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, and Léa Seydoux. After 12 years away, famous playwright Louis returns home. Bracing for his arrival is his resentful family, consisting of a high-strung mother, pothead sister, aggressive brother, and insecure sister-in-law. Louis is on a sombre mission: he has come to let his kinfolk know he’s dying. Yet faced with the household’s stream of sometimes hilarious and often horrifying invective, this professional wordsmith can’t find a way to break the news. When Louis finally escapes the house by agreeing to a car ride with his brother, we realize they’re going nowhere fast. This moving and beautifully photographed film, based on a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, deals with people’s inability to listen to those they really ought to love. (In French with subtitles) —B.B.

IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD was selected as Canada's entry for Best Foreign Language Film for this year's Academy Awards®.

CIFF41 Screenings

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 2:35 PM

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Director
Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan is a 28-year-old Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, editor, costume designer, and voice actor. He began his career as a child actor in commercials. His debut feature "I Killed My Mother" premiered in the Director's Fortnight in Cannes when he was 20, and he has since won many awards.

Filmography
"I Killed My Mother" (2009), "Heartbeats" (2010), "Laurence Anyways" (2012) – 37th CIFF, "Tom at the Farm" (2013), "Mommy" (2014), IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (2016)

Producers
Nancy Grant, Xavier Dolan, Sylvain Corbeil, Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz, Michel Merkt

Screenwriting
Xavier Dolan

Cinematography
André Turpin

Editing
Xavier Dolan

Principal Cast
Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard

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