Xavier Dolan retires from filmmaking: “Art is useless”

Xavier Dolan retires from filmmaking.

Xavier Dolan retires from filmmaking.

The director of critically acclaimed films like ‘Mommy’, ‘I Killed My Mother’ and ‘Laurence Anyways’ opened up about considering quitting filmmaking in 2022. “I don’t really want to do this job anymore,” he said Journal of Montreal (above world of role). “I’m tired. It’s 2022 and the world has changed drastically. I don’t necessarily feel the need to tell stories and relate to myself in this world anymore.

“I want to take time to be with my friends and family. I want to do commercials and one day build a house in the country when I have enough money saved. I’m not saying that in a sad way at all. I just want to experience something different, have different experiences.”

Why is Xavier Dolan retiring?

Dolan recently told the Spanish outlet The country that he’s done filmmaking. “I don’t feel like investing two years in a project that hardly anyone sees. I put too much passion into it to experience these disappointments. I wonder if my filmmaking is bad, and I know it isn’t.”

“I don’t understand the point of telling stories when everything is falling apart around us. Art is useless and dedicating yourself to cinema is a waste of time…”

This comes after a mixed reaction to his 2016 film It’s Only the End of the World, negative reviews for his English-language debut The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, and the relative obscurity of his latest film Matthias & maxim”.