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CALENDAR

Canada / Armenia / Germany, 1993 (MIFF 1993)

Director: Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan, (The Adjuster, Family Viewing, Next of Kin, Speaking Path, seen at previous MFFs) has departed from his usual urban-based, psychological concerns and journeyed to his ancestral homeland of Armenia to shoot Calendar, a low budget meditation on the nature of separation and national identity. The film slowly develops the essentials of its storyline with methodical precision, using striking, mixed-media visual motifs, (video and 16mm) and has a lot of fun with dry, comic touches on the way.

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