Xavier Dolan (stream I Killed My Mother and Laurence Anyways, here on Fandor) doesn’t care what you think of his taste, and that’s a big part of what makes his work so breathtaking! His unabashed and expressive style includes reality-blurring, emotionally-charged musical sequences and, yes, intense, insistent color schemes. It’s as if the inner experiences and emotions of his characters are bleeding out into every corner of the frame, creating a heightened and sensual experience for the viewer.

Whether splashed with vibrant jewel tones or frosted with icy neutrals and pastels, whatever Dolan does, it works: He’s been the darling of audiences and critics alike, to say nothing of the prestigious festival circuit, and his music video for Adele’s “Hello” was an instantly-iconic addition to the contemporary canon of the form. His first English-language feature, the star-studded The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, will be released later this year. In this video, we let Dolan take you on a journey, with his exuberant use of color as your guide.

Xavier Dolan is one of many directors features in our Faces of Pride collection, which offers a movie for every day of June, aka Pride Month! And or more colorful explorations of our favorite directors, don’t miss our Color By Numbers videos on Jean-Luc Godard, Steven Soderbergh, Sofia Coppola, Brian De Palma, Michel Gondry, and Hayao Miyazaki!