Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan (born 1960, Cairo, Egypt)
Born in 1960 in Cairo to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada. Studied International Relations and Music at the University of Toronto where he began making short films. He won attention at the Sundance FF for earlier work, then broke through critically and commercially with The Sweet Hereafter (1997). Three time Cannes IFF winner and the best, since Sergei Parajanov, filmmaker of Armenian ethnicity, Oscar-nominated master of cinema, has collected four awards from the Toronto IFF. A seven-time recipient of Canada's top Genie Awards, he is one of the most remarkable figures of contemporary independent filmmaking. Returned to his ethnic "homeland" when he filmed Calendar (1993) in Armenia. Winner, Golden Apricot Award for Ararat at 1st Yerevan IFF (2004). In 2010 Egoyan was the president of Cinefondation and Short Films Jury at Festival de Cannes.

Lust of a Eunuch (1977), Howard in Particular (1979), After Grad with Dad (1980), Peep Show (1981), Open House (1982), Next of Kin (1984), In This Corner (1985, TV), Men: A Passion Playground (1985), Family Viewing (1987), Cupid’s Quiver (1987, TV), The Last Twist (1987, TV), Looking for Nothing (1988), There Was a Little Girl (1988, TV), The Wall (1989, TV), Speaking Parts (1989), The Adjuster (1991), Montreal vu par… Six variations sur une theme (segment "En passant", 1993), Calendar (1993), Gross Misconduct (1993, TV), Exotica (1994), A Portrait of Arshile (1995), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997, TV), Felicia’s Journey (1999), The Line (2000), Krapp's Last Tape (2000), Diaspora (2001), Ararat (2002), Where The Truth Lies (2005), Citadel (2006), Chacun son cinema (segment “Artaud Double Bill, 2007), Adoration (2008), Chloe (2009)




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