I went to see the French Canadian film, 'It's Only the End of the World' (2016) directed and screenplay by Xavier Dolan. I knew little about it but was overwhelmed by its emotional intensity.
Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a writer living in Paris returns to his hometown in Canada after a 12-year absence. He has some devastating news to deliver. But from the moment he arrives back into the family, he is thrust into a maelstrom of jealousy, resentment, loss and suppressed anger, centring on his absence and professional success.
The cinematography by André Turpin is stunning and really helps the spiralling emotion along with beautifully considered sound design and score by Jean-Pierre Arquié
A film about the dynamic of family hits you where you really feel it. It is a quintessentially wonderful French film and a real gem of cinema.
It stars Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel and the ever wonderful Marion Cotillard.
Here's the trailer