Xavier Dolan, a 21-year-old wunderkind actor-filmmaker whose first film, J’ai Tué Ma Mère, won Cannes awards in 2009, is back with another madly stylish Montreal-made delight (Hearbeats), happily under the influence of Godard, Audrey Hepburn, and Wong Kar-wai. Here boy-girl friends obsess competitively about a beautiful young man (Niels Schneider, up to the assignment). Dolan, who plays the boy with the crush, also has a cool side gig: In Quebec, he is the voice of Stan on the French-language South Park. (Also available on cable via on demand) A?
MADLY STYLISH Wunderkind actor-filmmaker Xavier Dolan in Heartbeats
Genre: Romance, Drama; Starring: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider; Director: Xavier Dolan; Author: Xavier Dolan; Release Date Limited: 02/25/2011; Runtime (in minutes): 97
Posted February 25 2011 — 12:00 AM EST
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