Matthias & Maxime (Matthias et Maxime)

Genre: Drama | Duration: 119 min. | MPAA: N16 | 2019 | Countries: Canada | Subtitles English, Lithuanian

Originals languages

English, French


Xavier Dolan


A few months before moving to Australia, Maxime (Xavier Dolan) spends a weekend with his childhood friend Matthias and a bunch of boisterous friends at a lakeside retreat. As the gang spends tumultuous time, a sister of one of the friends asks Matthias and Maxime to act in her student short film. Friends have to share a kiss in one of the scenes. This playful and innocent event raises lingering doubt in friends' hearts.

"While keeping his trademark colorfull, energetic and rich style, accompanied by contemporary pop music, this time Xavier Dolan shows his more mature side as a director. Changing the common rules of romantic comedy, he scrutinizes identity search and vulnerability of men who live in heteronormative environment." (Mantė Valiūnaitė)