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FELICIA'S JOURNEY

UK / Canada, 1998 (MIFF 1999, International Panorama)

Director: Atom Egoyan

Middle-aged bachelor Joseph Ambrose Hilditch (Bob Hoskins) lives in a dark, cluttered house in Birmingham. He is the kind of man that neighbours would describe as a kindly soul who kept himself to himself. Methodical in his job as a catering supervisor, Hilditch disguises his dark soul. When Felicia arrives from Ireland in search of her lover, Hilditch soon crosses her path. The unexpected becomes the possible and Felicia's Journey twists and turns between psychological drama, classic horror and fine-tuned character study. Atom Egoyan spares us the gruesome details of Hilditch's past, instead offering small glimpses of his tormented childhood. Restrained and crafted to perfection, Felicia's Journey screened in competition at Cannes this year to enormous acclaim.

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IT CAME FROM KUCHAR

USA, 2009

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FAMILY VIEWING

Canada, 1987
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Canada, 1986
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NEXT OF KIN

Canada, 1984
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 »

SPEAKING PARTS

Canada, 1989
... ... 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 »

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