Event: Xavier Dolan invited at GIFF

The most fascinating cinema personality of his generation, French Canadian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor Xavier Dolan will feature at the 25th Geneva International Film Festival // GIFF, from November 1 to 10, 2019.

An award-winning virtuoso, Dolan will receive a brand-new prize given by the Festival for the very first time, the Geneva Award.

A full retrospective of his movies will support this tribute: an opportunity for all to appreciate the fascinating career of a prolific and visionary artist who delights audiences with his boldness, his talent when it comes to transcribing the most extreme emotions, and his sophisticated and clever lyricism.
Among the works featured, GIFF’s audience will get to discover the sublime and prophetic The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, a film never screened in Switzerland that will close the Festival.

An exceptional masterclass on Saturday, November 9, during which Xavier Dolan will have the opportunity to present his work and talk with festivalgoers, complements this program.

All the information on the Xavier Dolan-related program will be available from October 9 on giff.ch.

Xavier Dolan retrospective at GIFF

I Killed My Mother

(J’ai tué ma mère)


It’s Only the End of the World

(Juste la fin du monde)


Laurence Anyways



(Les Amours imaginaires)


The Death and Life of John F. Donovan




Tom at the Farm

(Tom à la ferme)


College Boy – Indochine


Music Video

Hello – Adele


Music Video

Credits : Laurence Anyways © Shayne Laverdière / Tom at the farm © Clara Palardy