Xavier Dolan unveils the images of his first series


The Quebec director returns behind a camera three years later Matthias and Maxime.

Since My life with John F. Donovan (2018) and Matthias and Maxime (2019), Xavier Dolan had put aside his career as a director to do the actor. He is now back behind a camera with The Night Laurier Gaudreault Woke Uphis first series, of which he has just unveiled several photos on his Instagram account.

Adapted from a play by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard, this family psychological thriller brings together Julie Le Breton, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Éric Bruneau and Patrick Hivon. Either the same cast as the original piece. They are joined by Xavier Dolan and Julianne Côté. The Night Laurier Gaudreault Woke Upwhich is due to air this year, will have five episodes.

Expensive themes

Xavier Dolan explained that he immediately wanted to adapt the play, which explores themes that are dear to him, after seeing it in June 2019. “Beyond the obvious that imposed itself it’s up to me to write and shoot this story about life and death, about mourning, self-acceptance, family, between the idea and the realization, there were months of waiting caused by the pandemic, and which will have inspired me more than ever, excited, impatient, even, to take action, and to push my limits ever further”, commented Xavier Dolan, quoted in a press release from Canal +.

After the triumphs of Mommy and of Just the end of the world in Cannes and in cinemas, Xavier Dolan continued with two films, a big American production, My life with John F. Donovan (2018), and a Quebec drama, Matthias and Maxime (2019). Two films which were not successful and forced the actor to take a step back from his career.



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