Matthias et Maxime


119 minutes – Drama
Language: French or French with English subtitles

Festival release date: May 22, 2019 (Cannes)

Release date: October 9, 2019 (Québec)

Production company:

 Sons of Manuel
Canadian distributor: Les Films Séville, Séville International

Shot entirely in Quebec Matthias et Maxime is almost a repertory effort, yet at its core this is an intimate work. It looks at the friendship of a group of young adults, but more specifically focuses on the two title characters, childhood best friends, comfortable in their heterosexuality. However, after they are asked to have an onscreen kiss for a student short film, a certain doubt begins and both men need to deal with their preferences, their choices. This turmoil also impacts their tight circle of friends and eventually leads them to a deep loving feeling for each other, much to to their own astonishment.

Matthias et Maxime was selected to screen in competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Also see: Xavier Dolan Returns to Cannes.

Matthias & Maxime, movie, poster,



Xavier Dolan
Nancy Grant

Executive Producer:

Kateryna Merkt
Michel Merkt


Xavier Dolan


Xavier Dolan


André Turpin


Xavier Dolan


Jean-Michel Blais

Production Designer:

Colombe Raby

Art Director:

Claude Tremblay
Pascale Deschênes (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Xavier Dolan
Pierre-Yves Gayraud

Cast: Roles:

Xavier Dolan
Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas
Anne Dorval
Micheline Bernard
Pier-Luc Funk
Antoine Pilon
Catherine Brunet
Marilyn Castonguay
Samuel Gauthier
Harris Dickinson
Adib Alkhalidey
Christopher Tyson
Anne-Marie Cadieux

Maxime’s Mother
Francine, Matthias’ Mother