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Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan (Quebec, 2014, 93 min.). Tom, a young advertising copywriter, travels to the country for his lover’s funeral. There, he’s shocked to find out no one knows who he is, nor who he was to the deceased. In order to protect the family’s name and grieving mother, Tom now has to play the peacekeeper in a household whose obscure past bodes even greater darkness for his “trip” to the farm. Set in Quebec’s rural panorama, this psychological thriller centers on the ever-growing gap between city and country and the opposing nature of men who live there. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief and secretive savageries pervade this brief and brutal pilgrimage through the warped and ugly truth. Adapted from the original play by acclaimed Quebecois author Michel Marc Bouchard, Tom at the Farm is Xavier Dolan’s fourth film. “It’s an improbably exciting match of knife-edge storytelling and a florid vintage aesthetic, Variety. In French with English subtitles.