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TIFF 2018: Xavier Dolan's Film 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan'

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Xavier Dolan is back! The Quebecois filmmaker premiered his latest film, titled The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, at the Toronto Film Festival and it’s one of the most exceptional features of his career. Nearly perfect from start to finish. Starring Kit Harington as a closeted gay actor named John F. Donovan, the film is a story about authenticity and self-love, and how hard it is to achieve this. But with a little bit of hope, and friendship, and inspiration, and honesty, it’s possible. Dolan seems to dig very deep this time to give us an extremely personal story, inspired by his own sexuality, experiences growing up, and a letter he wrote to Leonardo DiCaprio when he was a kid. It’s his best work in years and already one of my favorite Dolan films (my top is still Mommy). I’m already looking forward to revisiting it, and getting more into the story, hoping it has a different impact on me the next time I see it – as is always the case with Dolan’s films. ›››

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