Xavier Dolan Quotes
- Mini Bio
- Name: Xavier Dolan-Tadros
- Born: 20th March 1989, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Occupation: Actor, director and screenwriter
- Related to: He is the son of singer and actor Manuel Tadros
- Famous for: His award winning movie I Killed My Mother
- Influenced by: Peng Liyuan; The director Michael Haneke
- Trivia: He was a child prodigy with a wealth of experience as an actor and a voice actor, he also did many commercials
"I'm a watcher. I'm a stalker. I love everything about people"
"Hipsterism is for one to appropriate the codes of a social class or another milieu that wasn't theirs originally, in order to define their personality through something different and unique"
"There’s no such thing as queer cinema. My generation has sexual, sensual, and sentimental boundaries that are completely different from those of the generations that precede us"
"Movies are a chance to avenge ourselves for who we are, who we love. In life, we don’t stand up for who we are. We don’t stand up for things, we don’t win fights"
"I am rather interested in an esoteric spirituality, a Great Whole that watches over the universe, capable of changing the destiny of things"
"There is a part of society that accepts diversity with open arms and another part that sees this "marginality" with a bad eye"
"I’ve lived with the ambiguity of men my entire life - men who wanted to sleep with me and told me, ‘No, I’m not gay’."
"I was a neophyte. I had no experience in film-making: no short films, no school, no education, no nothing"
"The way I work, I make my films. Following my path without depending either on others or on the system"
"I do not want to deal with religion, its intolerance, the evil it produces, its superiority"
"Even if I tried - and I did - I couldn’t have a heterosexual relationship or intercourse"
"A movie that is unable to elicit emotion isn't a movie"
"I love women in my heart but not in my undies"
"When I write a film, I have already made the trailer"
"I'd rather be referred to as a precocious young Quebec talent, than not be referred to at all"
"The system to acquire funding is an obsolete financing mechanism that holds the creative assets of Quebec hostage"
"Pushed to the extreme. The edge. People are costumed. Its a disguise or something"
"For me, it's very violent not to shoot. To be on the set is to live!"
"Everything moves at the speed of light in this business"
"Cinematic desire doesn’t belong to any given sexuality"
"You're always ready for people not liking your work"
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Xavier Dolan Biography
Xavier Dolan started his cinematic career at an early age and he has steadily progressed from doing commercials to voice acting then taking roles in movies to actually writing and directing them.
For one so young he has an already extensive and impressive C.V with award winning movies to his name. Dolan's debut as a director saw him get an eight minute standing ovation at the Cannes film festival in 2009 not to mention winning three awards for the movie "I Killed My Mother".
Xavier's brash style has saw him follow this up with a plethora of further awards and the future looks very bright for this talented film maker.
As a director he has never been shy to voice an opinion on controversial issues and subjects very close to his heart so this is my compilation of 21 of the best Xavier Dolan quotes.
Quotes About Xavier Dolan
The critic Peter Bradshaw gave this assessment:
"Dolan’s creative motor runs on dialogue: people talking, talking, talking. Sex is the one thing that stops the flow. He gets his camera intimately close to his actors’ faces: a wide shot, or a thoughtful tableau, is relatively rare. His movies, for me, have become increasingly watchable, accessible and enjoyable because the feelings involved are increasingly real and deeply felt. There is such tenderness and gentleness in this film"
The journalist Brendan Kelly was praiseful with his words:
"Dolan makes very personal films that mix melodrama, stylish visual direction and art-film smarts. And he has matured along the way"
The film critic Eric Kohn described him thus:
"Dolan, prolific but still a vibrant and youthful filmmaker, excels at capturing the uncertainties of twenty-somethings in the midst of major life transitions"
The writer Andrea Jean Varraud was inspired to say:
"Dolan gives voice to people on the margins of society, bullied homosexuals and transsexuals expressing freedom and vitality through Dolan’s extremely poetic and aesthetic vision. Identity is created by diversity as well as through painful existence"