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I Killed My Mother

($29.99 DVD; Kino Lorber)

Queer Quebecois writer-director-actor Xavier Dolan (Laurence Anyways) was just 20 when he made his feature debut with this semi-autobiographical dramedy about a petulant gay teen, Hubert, irritated by pretty much everything his mother does. Might a boyfriend and a teacher help smooth tensions? Or, despite their best intentions, only serve to tear mother and son apart further? The teen’s shouting fits are hysterical, and the start of an auteur’s assured, dreamy style can be savored here again.

 

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