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Family drama abounds in trailer for Cannes favorite 'Mommy'

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Mommy

According to the titular character in Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Jury Prize winner Mommy, a film which centers on a mother who takes on the challenge of being a single parent to her troubled son, “Skeptics… will be proven wrong.”

U.S. distributor Roadside Attractions released a trailer for the Canadian French-language film, which depicts the unpredictable relationship between Diane Després (Anne Dorval) and her son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon), who she raises with the help of an enigmatic neighbor, Kyla (Suzanne Clément).

Canada will be submitting Mommy as its entry for the best foreign-language film category for the Academy Awards.

Mommy is planning for a U.S. release in early 2015.