It’s a big day for Canadian director Xavier Dolan, who just won the Grand Prix prize at Cannes for his new film “It’s Only the End of the World.”;
The French-Canadian drama stars Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel, and was awarded Cannes’ second-highest honour at this year’s festival.
CANNES: Grand Prix (second prize) goes to XAVIER DOLAN’s IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD.
— Time Out Film (@TimeOutFilm) May 22, 2016
The festival’s coveted Palme d’Or — Cannes’ highest honour — was awarded to director Ken Loach for his film “I, Daniel Blake.”;
“It’s Only the End of the World”; has earned decidedly mixed reviews at Cannes, and Dolan made headlines when he slammed a critic’s review deriding the film as “a shrill, shrieking drama.”;
“This is not journalism,”; Dolan said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “It’s gossip. It’s pretending to be a sophisticated analysis, but really it’s cheap psychology.”;
Winning the Grand Prix is the latest accolade for Dolan, who recently watched the video he directed for Adele’s hit single “Hello”; became a viral video sensation, shattering YouTube records to garner more than 1.5 billion views.