Follow us on

Laurence Anyways (2012)

Laurence Anyways poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $312,280Details
Worldwide Box Office $312,280
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Laurence Anyways tells the story of an impossible love between Frédérique and her long-term boyfriend Laurence, a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman. Set during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the story spans a decade, chronicling the doomed love of Fred and Laurence, as well as the trials and tribulations that they face. The film begins by introducing Laurence, an average 35-year-old man, who is an award-winning novelist and literature teacher in Montreal. He is very much in love with his girlfriend, the fiery and passionate Frédérique. On the day of his birthday, he reveals to Fred his biggest secret: he has felt for his entire life that he was born in the wrong body and says that he has been living a lie. He wishes to rectify his situation and restart his life as a woman. Fred accuses him of being gay, and takes the news hard. They separate for a short time, but she arrives at the conclusion, much to the chagrin of her mother and sister, that she must be there for Laurence. Their romance resumes and Fred becomes Laurence’s biggest supporter. She teaches Laurence how to do her makeup and buys her a wig. She urges Laurence to dress as her true self, in female clothing. Laurence shows up to work one day in a dress. All seemingly goes well until she is released from her position at the school due to the negative reception of her transformation. Fred falls into a state of depression and eventually leaves Laurence and moves away. She marries a man named Albert, and has a son named Leo. Laurence, although living with another woman named Charlotte, is still deeply in love with Fred. Laurence stalks Fred regularly, often driving and parking outside of her house in Three-Rivers. After publishing her book of poems, Laurence sends a copy to Fred, who decodes the secret message within meant for her. Fred contacts Laurence, and the two meet and run away to the Isle of Black. However, the romantic getaway turns sour and the two argue. It is revealed that Fred was pregnant when Laurence confessed her true identity, but Fred had an abortion. Albert learns of Fred’s whereabouts from Charlotte, which damages Fred’s relationship with Albert beyond repair. Laurence leaves Fred in the night and the two do not speak for several years. Whilst being interviewed for her biography, the interviewer asks Laurence about Fred. Laurence admits that she had recently reconnected with Fred, now divorced, however their meeting did not go well. Laurence concludes by telling the interviewer that she has chosen to age as a woman. The final scene shows Laurence and Fred’s first encounter – on the set of a commercial shoot. After the shoot wraps, Laurence approaches Fred because of a bet and asks her out on a date.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,340 $312,280
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,556 $312,280

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 28th, 2013 (Limited) by Breaking Glass Pictures
International Releases: July 18th, 2012 (Wide) (Belgium)
July 18th, 2012 (Wide) (France)
September 20th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
November 2nd, 2012 (Wide) (Brazil)
November 30th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
... Show all releases
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 168 minutes
Comparisons: Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: LGBT, Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lyla Films, MK2
Production Countries: France

Leading Cast

   Laurence Alia

Supporting Cast

Suzanne Clement    Fred Bellair
Nathalie Baye    Julienne Alia
Monia Chokri    Stefanie Bellair
Magalie Lepine-Blondeau    Charlotte
Yves Jacques    Michel Lafortune
Sophie Faucher    Andree Bellair
Susan Almgren    Journalist
Catherine Begin    Mamy Rose
Emmanuel Schwartz    Baby Rose

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Xavier Dolan    Screenwriter
Lyse Lafontaine    Producer
Anne Pritchard    Production Designer
Xavier Dolan    Editor
Yves Belanger    Director of Photography
Charles Gillibert    Co-Producer
Nathanael Karmitz    Co-Producer
Francois Barbeau    Costume Designer
Francois Barbeau    Sound Mixer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Limited Releases: Looking for Redemption

June 28th, 2013

There are nine films on this week's list, with quite a few having strong reviews or impressive casts. Unfortunately, only one of them, I'm So Excited, has both. It is a return to light comedy by Pedro Almodovar and that could help it become the biggest limited release hit of the week. However, it is a foreign language film, which will limit its potential to expand significantly. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 7/18/2012 $10,400 11 11 45 $39,082 12/11/2015
Brazil 11/2/2012 $8,524 5 5 11 $24,475 12/14/2015
France 7/18/2012 $197,878 53 53 53 $197,878 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 1/31/2013 $5,899 2 2 3 $10,398 12/14/2015
Netherlands 9/20/2012 $11,604 11 11 11 $11,604 12/11/2015
Portugal 2/28/2013 $0 0 1 1 $3,516 12/14/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 1/10/2013 $285 1 1 2 $2,475 12/14/2015
Taiwan 12/7/2012 $3,548 4 4 10 $18,659 12/13/2015
United Kingdom 11/30/2012 $4,193 6 6 6 $4,193 12/12/2015
International Total$312,280 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at