French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan is just 27 years old, but has already helmed six feature films (and one Adele music video) that have garnered international acclaim at film festivals and beyond. Now a new trailer for his latest project, the Cannes Grand Prix-winning It’s Only the End of the World, has premiered online.
The trailer sets the scene for a dysfunctional family drama revolving around a terminally ill young man, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), returning to his childhood home to inform his kin of his impending death. Tensions arise as Louis makes the emotional journey, butting heads with his mother (Nathalie Baye), a sister he barely knows (Lea Seydoux), and an ominous older brother (Vincent Cassel) — who has a “charming” wife (Marion Cotillard) — along the way.
Dolan is currently in production on his first English-language movie, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which features an all-star cast including Natalie Portman, Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Nicholas Hoult, Taylor Kitsch, Susan Sarandon, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, and Kathy Bates.
It’s Only the End of the World premieres Sept. 21 in Quebec and France, though the film currently has no domestic distributor or release date. Watch the trailer in the video above, and check out a few clips from the movie, below.