• Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

Mommy is a 2014 Canadian drama film directed by . The film tells the story of Diane, a widowed mother struggling to care for her troubled son Steve, who has ADHD and a history of violent outbursts. After Steve is expelled from a juvenile detention center, Diane takes him back into her care and together they try to navigate the challenges of their relationship and build a better future for themselves.


Mommy is a stunning and emotionally powerful film that explores the themes of love, loss, and family. The film's direction is bold and innovative, with using a square aspect ratio and a dynamic visual style to capture the intensity and raw emotion of the story. The performances are exceptional, with giving a tour-de-force performance as Diane and Antoine-Olivier Pilon delivering a captivating and deeply affecting portrayal of Steve. The film is a raw and honest exploration of the complexities of motherhood and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.


Mommy has won numerous awards, including:

Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress (for ) at the Canadian Screen Awards

Best International Film at the César Awards

Best Picture and Best Director at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

The film's critical acclaim and numerous accolades are a testament to its powerful storytelling, innovative direction, and outstanding performances.

Overall, Mommy is a deeply affecting and thought-provoking film that offers a powerful commentary on the human experience. It is a testament to the power of cinema to tell important stories and to shed light on important social issues.

Directed by
Produced by Nancy Grant
Written by
Starring , , ,
Music by Noia
Cinematography André Turpin
Edited by
Metafilms Société de développement des entreprises culturelles Sons of Manual Super Écran Téléfilm Canada
Distributed by Les Films Séville
Release date 22 May 2014 (Cannes) 19 September 2014 (Canada)
Running time 138 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Budget $4.9 million
Box office $13.1 million

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