After a total investment in his eight feature films, the 33-year-old Quebec filmmaker seems to want to move away from film sets. While his first series The Night where Laurier Gaudreault woke up, in which he also plays one of the main roles, is expected on the Canadian channel Club illico on November 24 and soon on Canal +, he told the Journal de Montréal to be “ tanned”. “I don’t really want to do this job anymore. I’m tired. We are in 2022, and the world has changed drastically. Me, in that world, I no longer necessarily feel the need to tell stories and to relate to myself. I want to take time to be with my friends and my family. I want to shoot commercials and build myself a house in the country one day when I have enough money saved. I don’t say that in a sad way at all. I just want to live something else, other experiences.” It’s post-production, a stage that he finds “discouraging” and “draining”, which particularly bored the director. “I think I’m not really cut out for this anymore,” he said. The successive releases of his last two feature films, My Life with John F. Donovan and Matthias and Maxime, whose public success did not live up to his expectations, also seem to have disillusioned the filmmaker. Without a future project on the cinema side, Xavier Dolan will therefore put his career as a director on hold.
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