Regia: Xavier Dolan

Con: Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Jacob Tremblay, Ben Schnetzer, Thandie Newton, Amara Karan, Chris Zylka, Jared Keeso, Emily Hampshire, Michael Gambon, Sarah Gadon, Manuel Tadros, Dakota Jamal Wellman, Susan Almgren, Leni Parker, Ari Millen, Katy Breier, Ellen David, Sarah Jeanne Labrosse, Alison Louder, Matthew Raudsepp, Harry Standjofski, Trevor Hayes, Pat Kiely, Brent Skagford, Sangita Patel, Lukas Rolfe, Jane Wheeler, Craig Eldridge, Carolyn Fe, Connor Mc Mahon, Michael Daniel Murphy, Holly Bernier, Hamza Haq, Niko Nikolov, Patrick Allard

Durata: 123

Lingua: Originale

Trama: Xavier Dolan’s highly anticipated drama about a young man’s calculated reassessment of his infamous, and ultimately disastrous, childhood correspondence with an American television star features an all-star cast, including Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Jacob Tremblay, and Ben Schnetzer. The English-language debut of Quebec's prolific Xavier Dolan (Mommy, TIFF '14) is a marvel. Set in three countries and featuring a stunning ensemble cast that includes Academy Award winners Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman, and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan explores the task of being true to oneself in a world mired in illusion. John F. Donovan (Harington), heartthrob star of film and TV, died alone and unexpectedly following a series of scandals. One fan in particular, 11-year-old Rupert Turner (Room's Jacob Tremblay), has some singular insight into John's soul. For five years John and Rupert were secret pen pals. Fast-forward to the present. Rupert (Ben Schnetzer, also at TIFF this year in The Grizzlies), now a successful actor in his own right, has written a memoir about his correspondence with John. In an interview with reporter Audrey Newhouse (Thandie Newton), Rupert will reveal all he knows about John's troubled life, what compromises John made for fame — and how John's tenderness and generosity inspired that little boy who was desperate to connect with the man he idolized. Darting between flashback and postmortem, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan condemns the cruelty and prejudices that thwarted John's too-short life while celebrating the depth of hi Rupert Turner (Ben Schnetzer), giovane attore, decide di raccontare la vera storia di John F. Donovan (Kit Harington), star della televisione americana scomparsa dieci anni prima, che in una corrispondenza epistolare gli aveva aperto le porte del cuore, svelando i turbamenti di un segreto celato agli occhi di tutti. Ne ripercorre così la vita e la carriera, dall’ascesa al declino, causato da uno scandalo tutto da dimostrare.

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