Writer / Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, ans Lise Roy
IMDb Logline: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.
- Isolated setting adds to the tension
- Overall acting quality
- Stockholm syndrome kicks in a little too soon
Review: Xavier Dolan delivers a suspense film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. His Tom will do anything to survive once he discovers how truly in danger he is from the repressed and violent Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal) and the manipulative Agathe (Lise Roy). Dolan’s pacing and scene setup–especially the dance in the barn–is reminiscent of Brian de Palma at his most proficient. Tom at the Farm is not your typical Gay Film Festival offering.
Grade = B+