Heartbeats

[no cert]

Canada 2010, 95 mins
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Niels Schneider, Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri

Francis (Dolan, MARTYRS) and Marie (Chokri) are close friends.

One day at lunch, they meet Nicolas (Schneider), a young man from the country who has just arrived in town.

As one rendezvous leads troublingly to another - whether real or imagined, the signs are all bad - each of the two friends slides deeper into obsessive fantasies around the same object of desire.

And the deeper they slide, the more their once cast-iron friendship begins to crack under the pressure of competing for the new kid on the block..