Matthias and Maxime

Director: Xavier Dolan 2019 118 Minutes Ages 18+
Matthias and Maxime Fri 04 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 119mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
Matthias and Maxime Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:45pm 119mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

A tender-hearted take on male friendship in which a kiss changes everything, by French-Canadian film-making tour de force Xavier Dolan.

The kiss in question is between Maxime (Xavier Dolan) and his long-time friend, the sensible lawyer Matthias (Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas) — a playful dare during a boys’ weekend with a group who’ve known each other since high school. The friends have reached an inertia in their late twenties and early thirties: if this is adulthood, are their work, relationship and life choices what they really want? A superbly acted character study that premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Matthias and Maxime sings in the details of interactions between protagonists, the camera lingering on unguarded expressions and stolen glances.


Classification:Ages 18+
Language:French, with English subtitles
Director:Xavier Dolan
Producer:Nancy Grant, Xavier Dolan
Cast:Xavier Dolan,, Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas, Pier-Luc Funk
Script:Xavier Dolan
Program strand:Features
Rights:Seville International