So far (before turning thirty), the Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has made eight films and three music videos, one for the French band Indochine and two for the British pop singer Adele. His films are festival darlings and his videos are YouTube hits. The article focuses on the interpretation of the ways in which music videos fit into his cinematic oeuvre and express the concentrate of his cinematic visions. The central characters of his videos mirror the protagonists of his films, while at the same time Dolan develops new visual approaches through them. The article tries to capture Dolan as a visual pop poet and also highlight those moments when the boundaries are blurred and his films become music videos of contemporary pop culture.

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