Out Filmmaker Xavier Dolan's New Film 'Matthias & Maxime' Finally Finds US Distribution

Monday June 1, 2020

Out filmmaker Xavier Dolan's latest film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year (where it competed for the prestigious Palme d'Or award but lost to "Parasite") but his newest drama "Matthias & Maxime" is just finding distribution in the United States.

Indie Wire is reporting that the arthouse streaming service Mubi picked up the film for VOD and TV rights in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Indian and Latin America (excluding Mexico). "Matthias & Maxime" follows two friends in their late 20s who face a change in their relationship after they star in a short film and are asked to kiss each other. The film stars Dolan, Harris Dickinson ("Beach Rats") Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas ("Nitro Rush"), Anne Dorval ("Mommy"), and Pier-Luc Funk ("Tactik").

A release date for the film's premiere has not been announced but it is expected to be released this summer.

Dolan, who appeared in "It: Chapter 2" last year, has made a number of critically acclaimed films like "I Killed My Mother," "Mommy," and "Tom at the Farm" that tackle LGBTQ themes. Nevertheless, his films, as of late, have struggled to find distribution outside his native Canada, including his ensemble film "The Death & Life of John F. Donovan," which stars Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Jacob Trembly and more.

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