Atom Egoyan does not make life easy for the characters in his films. Known for such powerful and entracing films as The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica, and Chloe, the iconic director always creates characters who are caught up in complex relationships that challenge the viewer’s assumptions. His latest film, Guest of Honour, continues this trend by building around what appears… [Read More]
Written and directed by Atom Egoyan, Guest of Honour is an ambitious, thought-provoking and, at times, muddled exploration of the nature of guilt, shame and the dangers of keeping our secrets. Guest of Honour tells the story of Jim (David Thewlis), a health inspector whose daughter, Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), has recently been convicted of a crime. Although… [Read More]
It is easy to feel like David and Qoheleth before him that there is nothing new under the sun. The day to day routines that make up life can be so tedious that we may not be able to find anything worth our attention. Yet, there really is a world waiting to be found, to be seen.