Xavier Dolan’s “Juste la fin du monde” (2016)

THE DEBUT FILM of the Canadian actor, director and screenwriter Xavier Dolan, the semi-autobiographical drama J’ai tué ma mère, won three awards from the Director’s Fortnight programme at Cannes in 2009 and received a standing ovation after its showing, not least because its creator was just twenty years old at the time of its release. […]

“Black Swan” (2011)

THE AUTHOR WALTER Dean Myers noted after seeing a production of Swan Lake with Erik Bruhn how significant a part the ever-present threat of violence played in Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, and in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, in which dancer Nina Sayers struggles to embody the qualities of both dimensions of the lead part, the same […]