Calendar

Atom EgoyanCanada75 minutes1993PG

Atom Egoyan’s most intimate and rigorous film is driven also by sly humour, thanks in part to the director’s performance as a photographer who suspects his wife is having an affair with their guide during their tour of Armenia. Calendar captures a key moment in the writer-director’s technical maturation, pointing the way to Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter.

Calendar est l’un des films les plus intimes et les plus soignés d’Atom Egoyan. Son interprétation dans le rôle d’un photographe qui suspecte sa femme d’entretenir une liaison avec leur guide pendant leur voyage en Arménie est emplie d’humour et d’une grande finesse. Calendar saisit un moment clé dans la carrière de l’auteur-réalisateur et dans la maturité technique qu’il a acquise. Ce film annonce les oeuvres à venir, notamment Exotica et The Sweet Hereafter.

Intro and Q&A with director Atom Egoyan

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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan was born in Cairo and raised in Victoria, BC. Many of his features have played the Festival, including Family Viewing (87), The Adjuster (91), Exotica (94), The Sweet Hereafter (97), which won the Grand Prix at Cannes, Felicia's Journey (99), Ararat (02), which won the Genie for Best Picture, Where the Truth Lies (05), Adoration (08), which won a Special Jury citation at the Festival, Chloe (09), and Devil's Knot (13). Remember (15) is his latest film.