It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan, 2016)

The sixth film in just eight years from 27-year-old Xavier Dolan, It’s Only the End of the World sees the Quebecois director work with his most impressive array of performers yet – an assortment of some of France’s most beloved established and rising stars.

That’s not to say that previous collaborators such as Melvil Poupaud (Laurence Anyways) are lacking in international star power, but packing Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye, Léa Seydoux and Gaspard Ulliel all in the same film has a certain allure. It’s interesting, and disappointing, then, that this collaboration between wunderkind and acting royalty should end up resulting in the filmmaker’s least satisfying film to date…

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