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The Atom Egoyan Collection

Smart, sharp, witty and always devilishly unpredictable, the rich, multi-layered films of Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan have shown him to be one of the world’s most enticing and engrossing post-modern auteurs. Investigating the complex nature of social and psychological disintegration through black humour, fantasy, tragedy and the pervasive yet intangible presence of the filmic medium itself, his labyrinthine body of work has provided an inexhaustible supply of riches for viewers across the world.
Here, in this extensive box set, some of his most celebrated films have been brought together to celebrate his unique cinematic vision and extend its reach to new audiences.

NEXT OF KIN (1984)
– A sly, smart and slippery comedy filled with haunting, symbolic imagery, Atom Egoyan’s debut feature is a mesmerising meditation on disaffection, longing and the roles played out in modern society that secured his place at the forefront of independent cinema.

– Darkly humorous and boldly unpredictable, this complex journey into a world of brutality and sentiment uses stunning cinematic trickery and a wide range of visual media to portray the breakdown and restoration of a dislocated family unit. One of Egoyan’s defining early works.

– An intricate, beguiling labyrinth of desire, hewn from the impassive medium of video, Speaking Parts is the apotheosis of Egoyan’s early style. Mysterious, mesmerising and swarming with unforgettable images, it is a true classic of indie art-house cinema.

– Inspired by the real life fire that burnt down Egoyan’s own family home, this hypnotic, dream-like tale of passionate yet dislocated characters has been compared to the films of David Lynch. It is quintessential Egoyan and sees the director at his very best.

– A bold, precise and sometimes painfully honest depiction of love, loss and the strange twists of fate that life can throw our way, Calendar is one of Egoyan’s most accomplished and celebrated works. Includes two early Egoyan short films.

EXOTICA (1994)
– A multi-layered and mysterious portrayal of lives shaped by desire and delusion, this bold erotic thriller is a stunning combination of directorial flair and keen philosophical insight that won 13 international festival prizes, including a FIPRESCI award at Cannes 1994. Includes a 52 minute documentary on the director.

– Atom Egoyan’s most critically acclaimed film, graced by a pair of Academy Award ® nominations and over 40 international festival prizes, The Sweet Hereafter is an emotionally gripping, powerfully affecting portrait of grief, loss and human interconnectivity. Includes Open House, an Egoyan short film.

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