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Atom Egoyan
Born July 19, 1960 (age 59)
Atom Egoyan, CC (born July 19, 1960) is a Canadian stage and film director, writer and producer. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica (1994), a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan's most critically acclaimed film is the drama The Sweet Hereafter (1997), for which he received two Academy Award nominations, and his biggest commercial success is the erotic... full bio
Guest of Honour
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.
Chloe
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 36min
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A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.
The Captive
[2014]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 52min
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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Remember
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 34min
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With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Devil's Knot
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 54min
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The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
The Sweet Hereafter
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.
Where the Truth Lies
[2005]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 47min
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Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
Exotica
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 43min
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations.
Ararat
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 55min
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Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.
Felicia's Journey
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 56min
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A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef. Meanwhile, a young woman is making her way from Ireland to find her boyfriend, who moved to England to get a job in a lawnmower factory. On arrival, she makes an early contact with the caterer, who recommends a boarding room to her. Slowly, it is revealed that the caterer has in fact befriended and... see more
Adoration
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.
The Adjuster
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 42min
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for the Board of Censors. They live with their son Simon and Hera's sister in a show-flat. One day, they meet Bubba, who wants to make a movie in their house.
Calendar
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 14min
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A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. The photographer becomes jealous of his wife's bonding with the driver. In a series of flash-forwards, the photographer stages identical dinners with several women, who pretend to talk on the phone while he writes... see more
Speaking Parts
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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A struggling actor's job as a hotel custodian is a front for his real job: being rented out as a gigolo by his supervisor. A co-worker is obsessed with him, but he ignores and avoids her. He leaves his acting resume in the hotel room of a screenwriter, who is casting for a TV movie based on the true story of her deceased brother. She hires him to play the lead and the two begin an affair. She becomes... see more
Family Viewing
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 26min
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Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is spending her days watching TV in an old people's home. Van often visits her. He meets Aline, whose mother is in the next bed. Van wants to get his grandma out of the old people's home. Aline will help. Actually, Van... see more
Next of Kin
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 10min
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Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a therapist videotapes them. After Peter watches his tape, he views the tape of a troubled Armenian family, who gave their only son away for adoption when they arrived in Canada. Peter decides to visit this family... see more
Krapp's Last Tape
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 58min
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An old man listens to a tape of himself as a 39 year old.
Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 56min
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TV Movie | Drama, Sport | 2h
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A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father, and shows how he influenced Brian's life both before and after his death.
Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Music
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Citadel
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 33min
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Diaspora
[2001]
 
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Short Movie
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The Line
[2000]
 
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Short Movie
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A Portrait of Arshile
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 4min
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Egoyan juxtaposes home-video images of his son Arshile with a self-portrait of the famed Armenian artist, Arshile Gorky; Egoyan narrates in English, while his wife narrates in Armenian. The self-portrait made from a photo of the artist as a child at the time of the great massacre of the Armenians is used as a focus for meditations on the nature of self-awareness, artistic expression, and the relationship... see more
Peep Show
[1981]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 7min
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A man uses an instant photo booth with bizarre results.
Open House
[1982]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 25min
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An odd young real estate agent shows a couple an older house that has seen better days.
Howard in Particular
[1979]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 14min
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An old man reluctantly attends his retirement party, which consists of a six minute taped conversation in an empty room.
Men: A Passion Playground
[1985]
 
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Short Movie | 7min
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After Grad with Dad
[1980]
 
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Short Movie | 25min
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In This Corner
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h
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Looking for Nothing
[1988]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 30min
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