Sneak peek: Hello! Canada names the Top 25 New Stars
Back to story XAVIER DOLAN: All eyes are on Montreal-born Xavier – and rightfully so. The indie actor, screenwriter and director has won fans and critical acclaim worldwide. His 2009 semi-autobiographical debut, ‘I Killed My Mother’ – which follows the turbulent coming-of-age of a teenage boy living in a single-parent household – earned Xavier a remarkable eight-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere. Now, at just 25, Xavier is taking the film circuit by storm yet again with his fifth feature, ‘Mommy,’ which also follows the complexities of familial relationships. (“I have a great family. We are all friends,” Xavier assures 'Hello!') It has already earned him the Jury Prize at Cannes, an honour Xavier shares with legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard.