159 minutes – Drama
Release date: May 18, 2012 (Québec)
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm
Laurence, a young French teacher and soon-to be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Fred. But on the day after his 30th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman, asking her to support him in this transformation. Despite her best efforts, Fred is too hurt by this development, and they break up. Each of them tries to build a new life, without thinking of the past. Five years later, Laurence sends a copy of his first book of poetry to Fred.
Laurence Anyways was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.