26.9. - 5.10.2019

Adoration Canada 2008 | 100 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

Atom Egoyan

ATOM EGOYAN (*1969) became well-known with films like Exotica (1994) and The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and has won around 50 awards in his career, including in 2008 the Douglas Sirk Prize at Filmfest Hamburg. His last film to run here was Devil’s Knot in 2013.

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In 1986, Atom Egoyan read an article about a Jordanian who hid a bomb in his pregnant girlfriend’s handbag. In his latest film he tells the tale of orphan Simon (Devon Bostick), who translates said article at school. Simon identifies with the unborn child, imagining his dead father were the assassin. Egoyan construes an intense family history of provocative complexity, using real and imagined flashbacks to treat a number of post-9/11 issues, such as the deceptiveness of outward appearances.
Orig. Title: Adoration
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Agenda 08
Director: Atom Egoyan
Screenplay: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Arsinée Khanjian, Devon Bostick, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard
Producer: Atom Egoyan,Simone Urdl,Jennifer Weiss
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Mychael Danna
Camera: Paul Sarossy
Set Designer: Phillip Barker
Cutter: Susan Shipton
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: X Verleih AG
World Sales: Maximum Film International, 9 Price Street, Toronto, ON M4W 1Z1, Canada, Tel: +1 416 960 0300, Fax: +1 416 960 8656,
Production: The Film Farm; Ego Films Art; Serendipity Point Films


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