Catherine and David, she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idyllic life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine’s long simmering suspicions rise to the surface. Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself ‘directing’ Chloe’s encounters with David, and Chloe’s end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply. —IMDb
Atom Egoyan’s parents were painters and he studied International Relations and music at the University of Toronto where he began making short films: “Howard in Particular” 1979, “After Grad with Dad” 1980, “Peep Show” 1981 and “Open House” 1982.
While he has several distinguished Television and Opera works on his resume and such pictures as his debut “Next of Kin” 1984, Berlin and Moscow International Film Festival-winning “Family Viewing” 1987 and “The Adjuster” 1991 – his most critically acclaimed creation is The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and his most famous work is the astonishingly clever film-in-film Ararat (2002)
4 time Cannes Film Festival winner and the most famous Armenian filmmaker since Sergei Parajanov, the Egypt-born, Canada-bred, Oscar-nominated master of indie cinema, has collected an impressive 4 awards from the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
A 7 time recipient of Canada’s top Genie Awards, he is a remarkable figure in contemporary… read more
Liked it because the director is from my school, the film was set in my hometown (and the recognition was amusing), and Amanda Seyfried. Great use of lights (especially in a sexually charged film such as this), and I will never get over how pretty Seyfried is. Kind of became a little trying near the end, but overall the locations and that gorgeous house won me over.
A rediscovered interview, a new issue, a fresh round of lists of the best of 2011.
But first, New York's Film Forum is marking the 20th anniversary of Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up with a one-week run for a new 35mm print
"These days, I'm not convinced Atom Egoyan could even get The Sweet Hereafter right," writes Tom Carson for GQ, "and since that's still the
Catherine and David, she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idyllic life. But when David misses a… read review
Director: Atom Egoyan
Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson, Anne Fontaine
Julianne Moore… read review
Reading the reviews before watching this… read review
Celebrated Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan (“Adoration” & “The Sweet Hereafter”) teams up with screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (“Secretary”) for a misguided move into the mainstream with this… read review