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BY Advocate.com Editors
June 28 2013 6:20 PM ET
3: FILM: Laurence Anyways
Chronicling the often turbulent complexities of navigating a loving relationship when one partner transitions genders, Laurence Anyways in an earnest film from acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan. Executive produced by Gus Van Sant, Laurence follows the titular character and her female partner, Frédérique, over the decade following Laurence's realization that he is a transgender woman. Set against a striking soundtrack featuring contemporary and classical music from the '80s and '90s, Dolan's Laurence also boasts languid, sensual visuals, helping move the film through its 168-minute running time. Laurence Anyways opens in limited release today, with a national theatrical rollout from Breaking Glass Pictures through July. Watch the trailer below, and find screenings here.