THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN

By Xavier DOLAN

BELL MEDIA HAROLD GREENBERG FUND (TORONTO) - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2018

10 years after the death of an American TV star, a young actor recollects the pen-pal relationship he used to have with his past idol.


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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2018
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    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 127 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xavier DOLAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Xavier DOLAN, Jacob TIERNEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Lyse LAFONTAINE (Lyla Films), Xavier DOLAN (Sons of Manual), Nancy GRANT (Sons of Manual)
    • Synopsis
    • Ten years after the death of an American TV star he corresponded with as a teenager, a young actor recollects the pen-pal relationship he used to have with his past idol.

      The film explores the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business through the lives of both, now and then, and reflects on the issue of identity and diversity in Hollywood over the past decade
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