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Exotica

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Year of participation 2010
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Exotica
Producer(s) Atom Egoyan, Camelia Frieberg, Robert Lantos, David Webb
Director(s) Atom Egoyan
Script Atom Egoyan
Director of Photography Paul Sarossy
Production designer Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris
Music by Mychael Danna
Sound Steven Munro
Edit Susan Shipton
Cast Bruce Greenwood, Mia Kirshner, Don McKellar, Arsinee Khanjain, Elias Koteas, Sarah Polly, Victor Garber
Production company(-ies) Ego Film Arts, Alliance Entertainment, Miramax Films, with the participation of Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Film Development Corporation
 

Synopsis

“In telling the story of Exotica, Egoyan wanted to structure the film like a striptease, gradually revealing an emotionally loaded history. The characters in the film move through a series of rituals and routines that define their loneliness and sense of despair. At times these activities may seem perverse or absurd as people transform their pain into self-made myths and legends. It is Egoyan’s belief that human beings find nothing more absorbing than the exoticism of their own experience.” – Atom Egoyan

Awards
FIPRESCI Prize (Cannes IFF, 1994); Toronto City Award for Best Canadian Film, (Toronto IFF, 1994); Silver Spike (Valladolid IFF, 1994); 8 Genie Awards including for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Don McKellar), Best Screenplay, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Musical Score, Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Costume Design, 1994; Best Foreign Film (French Critics Association, 1994); Best Foreign Film (Belgium Critics Association, 1994)

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