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.
One of the most talked about films of the year at international festivals, Family Viewing> is as extraordinary and surprising as it is original. Egyptian born, Canadian bred writer/director Atom Egoy… More »
While a woman orates on the excellence of the masculine gender, a field of males cheer and chant their appreciation in unison. ... More »
Canadian 'wunderkind' Atom Egoyan, a guest at last year's MFF with his breakthrough film Family Viewing, made his first feature in 1984. Invited for last year's festival but lost en-route from Cannes… More »
... ... Writer and director Atom Egoyan's third and most recent film comes to us direct from its world premiere in the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. It explores territory that wil… More »