MOMMY is a drama film written and directed by Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm) that shot on 35mm film in a 1:1 aspect ratio, which gives a completely square frame.
It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. It also has been selected as the Canadian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
The film stars Anne Dorval as Diane Després, a widowed mother who is overwhelmed by the difficulty of raising her troubled, sometimes violent son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) as a single parent. Després then begins to receive assistance and support from her mysterious new neighbour Kyla (Suzanne Clément).