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Xavier Dolan

La nuit où Laurier Gaudreault s'est réveillé (The Night Logan Woke Up)

Edition 2023
293' - 2022 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: French
Director: Xavier Dolan Composer: Hans Zimmer, David Fleming With: Patrick Hivon, Eric Bruneau, Anne Dorval, Julie Le Breton
Dolan bids farewell to the big screen with his first TV series. His debut on the small screen is a masterclass in building tension and offers a layered portrait of a family caught in a complex web of secrets and guilt.

"Art is useless and dedicating oneself to the cinema, a waste of time," said enfant terrible Xavier Dolan when he announced his departure from cinema because of the precarious state of our planet. This visceral and energetic thriller is an adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard's play of the same name, whose Tom at the Farm was also filmed by Dolan. Influenced by the works of Tarkovsky, Van Sant and Almodóvar, the Canadian filmmaker once again delves into the universe of broken families to confront us with the multifaceted nature of guilt and the complexity of communication, both with others and ourselves. Dolan casted Anne Dorval, his 'Mommy', to further model his obsession with the mother figure. With his first TV series, Dolan reaffirms himself as one of the most talented directors of the 21st century.

“At only five total episodes, The Night Logan Woke Up hums through its first two hours, seemingly destined for big payoffs and operatic tragedy. Its tight-knit yet deeply troubled family makes for an emotional spectacle as arresting as it is jarring.” - IndieWire

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Credits

Director

Xavier Dolan

Composer

Hans Zimmer, David Fleming

With

Patrick Hivon, Eric Bruneau, Anne Dorval, Julie Le Breton

Scenario

Xavier Dolan

Director of Photography

André Turpin

Editor

Xavier Dolan

Producer

Javi Hernandez, Harry Grivakis, Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant, Jasmyrh Lemoine

Production studios

VVS Films

Distributor

Lumiere Publishing NV

More information

Dialogue

French

Countries of production

Canada

Screenplay based on

'La nuit où Laurier Gaudreault s'est réveillé' (Michel Marc Bouchard)

Year

2022

Filmography

Xavier Dolan
J'ai tué ma mère (2009), Les amours imaginaires (2010), Laurence Anyways (2012), Tom à la ferme (2013), Mommy (2014), Juste la fin du monde (2016), Ma vie avec John F. Donovan (2018), Matthias et Maxime (2019), The Night Logan Woke Up (2022, series)

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