MONTREAL — An emotional Xavier Dolan accepted the jury prize for his film Mommy at the 67th Cannes film festival in France.
“We do this to love and be loved in return,” said the Montreal director.
Mommy is the 25-year-old’s fifth full-length feature film.
It follows the story of a single mother looking after her 15-year-old son with ADHD.
Many expected it to win the coveted Palme d’Or after receiving rave reviews from critics at the festival, but the top prize ended up going to Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s movie Winter Sleep.
Dolan shared the Jury prize with Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Godard.
WATCH: An excerpt from “Mommy”
The jury was led by Jane Campion and includes Willem Dafoe, Sofia Coppola, Gael García Bernal, Carole Bouquet, Leila Hatami, Jeon Do-yeon, Jia Zhangke and Nicolas Winding Refn.
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