Laurence Anyways

Synopsis: The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frédérique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Xavier Dolan
Production: Breaking Glass Pictures
  20 wins & 51 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
168 min

Fucking lame. On purpose?



Who's surprised now?

You're drenched.

Thanks, Andre.

Who's the Marxist? Laurence's father?

No, way too young.

He's my former Marketing teacher.

We were supposed to meet for coffee,

but I got a commercial.

Laurence knows him, so it's cool.

Who's the purple gaylord?

Liberace's interior decorator?

Lafortune. He's Laurence's supervisor.

And the beehive lady's Francine.

A shrink and a teacher.

Is this a fucking seminar?

Only PhD's can get some black forest?

It's not a black forest.

It's a spice cake.

Cardamom and fresh dates.

Will it blow me and

make me a cappuccino?

Fred, more canaps.

I'm bringing the cake.

Then hurry, the guests are starving.

Lafortune's at the Song of Roland

and the Saracen army.

A fierce intellectual!

I bought Laurence a book.

Couldn't find the Bouvier

or Basquiat ones,

but I got a collector's edition

of Mauriac's oeuvre.

And I added a Finance 101 brochure,

Business Break.

- I hope you kept the bill.

- The bill? Why the bill?

Couldn't you just stick to my list?

Basquiat is a mess.

Mauriac is a must.

That acclaimed pious fag

no one reads 'cause...

he's dull?

Oh you, you...

You just shut up. You don't exist!

You don't exist, dear.


You do like Mauriac, don't you?

There was a time in my life,

I threw all my watches away.

I didn't want to watch time go by,

hour after hour.

That explains a lot.

Can you move on--

You became a compulsive

latecomer in the '90s.

Then you became...

what you are today.


in the chapter called...

Head Above Water,...

your character...


How could I put it?

It all happens so suddenly.

What's real, here?

And what's fiction?

As a child,

I spent a lot of time

at my uncle's house.

With my cousins.

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Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan-Tadros (French pronunciation: ​[gzavje dɔlɑ̃tadʁo]; born 20 March 1989) is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, editor, costume designer, and voice actor. He began his career as a child actor in commercials before directing several arthouse feature films. He first received international acclaim in 2009 for his debut feature I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director's Fortnight.He has won many awards for his film work, including the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Mommy and the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for It's Only The End of the World. more…

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