Hubert Minel doesn’t love his mother. The 17-years-old haughtily regards her with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters, kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs that get stuck on the corner of her lips when she munches. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parents' cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical – artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex and ostracism.
Awards & Festivals
Nominated for Caméra d'Or - Cannes Film Festival (Xavier Dolan) in 2009
Prix Regards Jeune - Cannes Film Festival (Xavier Dolan) in 2009
Nominated for Best Foreign Film - Cesar (Xavier Dolan) in 2010
SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight) (Xavier Dolan) in 2009