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Films & Schedules - HEARTBEATS


Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 8:15 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 6 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 15, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Part quirky farce, part serious meditation on the insanity of unrequited love and desire, Heartbeats centers on best friends Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokri). One evening they meet Nicolas (Niels Schneider), a striking young man from the country who has recently arrived in town. His boyish charm and classic good looks set off bells in both of them that neither can shut off. The threesome begins to spend more and more time together. But the closer the three seem to get, the more remote and unattainable Nico becomes—is he straight or gay, or just wanting to be friends?—sending Francis and Marie’s comic obsessions to frantic heights. And as their mutual desire for Nicolas’ affections grow, their own friendship shifts to rivalry. Twenty-one-year-old Dolan’s stylish, satiric follow-up to his widely praised How I Killed My Mother draws a bead on the complexities of love, sex, and power with entertaining understanding. (95 mins.)

Selected Filmography: How I Killed My Mother (09).

In French.


Interests: Narrative Feature, French Language, Comedy, Queer.

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