IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (French: Juste la fin du monde) is a Canadian-Frenc drama film written, edited and directed by Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm, Mommy), based on the play Juste la fin du monde by Jean-Luc Lagarce. The film stars Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, and Vincent Cassel. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize.
After 12 years of absence, a writer goes back to his hometown, planning on annoucing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.