Xavier Dolan’s ménage-a-trois romantic comedy has been described as a gay Jules and Jim for it’s sophisticated tale of close friends Francis (handsome actor-director Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokr) and their obsessive mutual desire for Nicolas (Niels Schneider).
It’s hipster sexual politics filtered through the French New Wave in Xavier Dolan’s critically acclaimed HEARTBEATS. When Francis (Dolan) and his best friend Marie (Monia Chokri) both fall for the same guy, all bets are off as they attempt to out-manoeuvre one another to win his affections. Or at least figure out what his sexual preferences are and who’s got a shot. Writer-director Dolan was only twenty-one when he completed HEARTBEATS, his heartfelt and tender second feature.