MONTREAL — Young Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan has scored a hat trick at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, a sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival, for his French-language film “I Killed my Mother.”

 

The film took the Art Cinema prize, the Regards Jeunes award and the SACD prize for best French-language film on Friday.

 

Twenty-year-old Dolan wrote, directed and acted in the film, a coming-of-age drama about the complicated relationship between a young man discovering his homosexuality and his mother.

 

The first screening of the film at Cannes received a lengthy standing ovation.

Dolan is based in Montreal and the son of Quebec actor Manuel Tadros.

"I Killed my Mother" is also in the running for the Camera d’or award for first-time filmmakers.