02/20/2015 06:44 EST | Updated 04/22/2015 05:59 EDT

Xavier Dolan's Mommy wins best foreign film at France's César Awards

After being snubbed by the Oscars, Quebec director Xavier Dolan's Mommy has won best foreign film at France's César Awards.​

The film beat out heavyweights such as Richard Linklater'sBoyhood and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which are both in the running for best picture at Sunday's Oscars, for the prize in Paris on Friday.

Mommy, which is set on Montreal's South Shore and tells the story of a mother struggling with a violent teenage son, has gained wide critical acclaim.

It was Dolan's fourth nomination for best foreign film at the César Awards.

Mommy was selected as Canada's bid for Oscar glory in the best foreign-language film category, but failed to make the short list in voting by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.