Quebec director Xaxier Dolan won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and created waves at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, with this film about a single mother struggling to raise her troubled teenage son. That didn’t translate into success in the lead-up to the Academy Awards, though, as Mommy failed to make the short-list of nine films selected for the foreign language film category.

You can see Mommy for yourself this weekend at the RPL Theatre. The film screens Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. To give you a sense of what to expect, here’s the trailer

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