Xavier Dolan, the multi-faceted Québécois filmmaker behind critical successes I Killed My Mother and Heartbeats, has announced details of his fourth directorial effort, Twitch has reported.
Dolan will co-write and direct an adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard’s famous play Tom À La Ferme. Apparently, he saw a version of the play in Montreal last year and instantly fell in love, to the point where he approached Bouchard about a possible adaptation himself.
Tom À La Ferme centers on Tom, a man struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of his lover. When he meets his lover’s family, Tom’s made aware of the fact that they had no idea their son was gay or in a serious relationship and must decide whether or not to reveal the truth.
It certainly sounds like prime material for Dolan, who’s no stranger to tackling gay-orientated subject-matter. The fact that he has Bouchard’s backing and is coming off three Cannes-backed films only adds to the intrigue.
Dolan will be in Cannes next week to premiere his newest feature Lawrence Anyways, the story of an impossible love between and a woman after the man decides to have a sex change. The film stars Nathalie Baye, Melvil Poupaud and Monia Chokri.