It's Only the End of the World


The Main 1 Wed, Apr 19, 2017 7:20 PM
The Main 1 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Oscar Submission
National Canadian Film Day
Release Year:2016
Runtime:95 min
Festivals & Awards:Grand Jury Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Seville International
Director:Xavier Dolan
Producer:Nancy Grant
Xavier Dolan
Sylvain Corbeil
Nathanaël Karmitz
Elisha Karmitz
Michel Merkt
Cinematographer:André Turpin
Screenwriter:Xavier Dolan
Editor:Xavier Dolan
Composer:Gabriel Yared
Principal Cast:Nathalie Baye
Vincent Cassel
Marion Cotillard
Léa Seydoux
Gaspard Ulliel
Filmography:I Killed My Mother ('09)
Heartbeats ('10)
Laurence Anyways ('12)
Tom at the Farm ('13)
Mommy ('14)


Louis is a gifted playwright, returning to his family home after a 12-year absence, to deliver important news: he has a terminal disease, and not long to live. The family he meets are a collection of strangers—like his youngest sister and his new brother-in-law—or they’re angry, debilitating people whom he wishes were strangers. Over the course of the long weekend, Louis keeps trying to deliver the bleak news, only to be interrupted, berated, ignored, and, at one point, on the verge of being physically abused.

A wicked and almost unbearable exercise in family dysfunction, Xavier Dolan’s newest film has polarized critics, the kind of a harrowing picture that leaves its viewers exhausted, exhilarated, or both in equal measure. Canada’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

It’s Only the End of the World is confrontational absurdism: a fascinating, sustained assault.” — The Guardian

Director’s Biography

Xavier Dolan: Xavier Dolan was born in Montreal in 1989 and at age 16, wrote, produced, directed and starred in I Killed My Mother (2009, MSPIFF appearance 2010), which won three awards at Cannes. Laurence Anyways and Tom at the Farm played at MSPIFF 2012 and MSPIFF 2014, respectively.

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