A breakout film by rising Quebec director Xavier Dolan is among the international contenders seeking a Golden Globe nomination for best foreign language film.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the awards bash, says I Killed My Mother is one of a record 69 foreign language films that have qualified for consideration.
Dolan's searing portrayal of a constantly bickering single mother and teenage son, known as J'ai tue ma mère in Quebec, was a smash on the festival circuit, winning raves at Cannes earlier this year.
It's Canada's official entry for consideration for the best-foreign-film Oscar.
The Golden Globe contenders will be whittled down to five nominees to be announced Dec. 15.
Other acclaimed foreign-language films vying for a nomination include Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's Broken Embraces , French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's visual feast Micmacs , and German director Michael Haneke's celebrated film, The White Ribbon .
The Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live Jan. 17 on NBC.
I Killed My Mother will be released to theatres in Canada on Feb. 5.