Actress Suzanne Clement Honored at Cannes for Performance in Trans Film

BY Michelle Garcia

May 29 2012 1:23 PM ET

Suzanne Clement (left) and Xavier Dolan

Canadian actress Suzanne Clément won Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the film Laurence Anyways.

The film, by 23-year-old director Xavier Dolan of Quebec, is a drama set in the '90s about Laurence (played by Melvil Poupaud) trying to salvage his relationship with his fiancée, played by Clément, after revealing that he is interested in transitioning to physically become a woman.

Clément shares the award with Emilie Dequenne for her performance in Joachim Lafosse's A Perdre la Raison, the CBC reports. The category, Un Certain Regard, focuses on works by new and emerging filmmakers.

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