His first three films are on Netflix, his most recent work “Mommy” is out on disc and Digital HD, but young Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s fourth and arguably most widely accessible film – his 2013 Hitchcock-style psychosexual thriller “Tom at the Farm” – is still not available in the United States.
Despite strong reviews in all corners and winning the FIPRESCI Prize at Venice, no U.S. distributor had scored the film until recently when Amplify picked it up. The plan is now for a simultaneous limited and VOD release on August 14th and today the distributor released the U.S. trailer for the film.
In the film, Dolan plays Tom, a copywriter who heads to the remote country farm for the funeral of his boyfriend Guillaume. Arriving there, he’s shock to find Guillaume’s family don’t know who he is or the truth about his relationship to Guillaume.
Tom keeps things quiet for now, but is soon drawn into a twisted, sexually-charged game by Guillaume’s aggressive brother Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal) who suspects the truth and whose relationship with his brother may have been more than it appears.
Lies, grief, savagery and even some Stockholm syndrome pervade the film which is based on Michel Marc Bouchard’s play and boasts a stunning atmospheric score by Gabriel Yared along with Dolan’s signature style.