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.
FAMILY VIEWING (1988)
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.
SPEAKING PARTS (1989)
An intricate, beguiling labyrinth of desire, hewn from the impressive 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 arthouse cinema.
THE ADJUSTER (1991)
Inspired by the real life fire that burnt down Egoyan's family home, this hypnotic, dream-like tale of passionate yet dislocated characters is quintessential Atom 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 life can throw our way, Calendar is one of Egoyan's most accomplished and celebrated works. Includes two early Egoyan short films.
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. Includes a 52 minute documentary on the director.
THE SWEET HEREAFTER (1997)
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 the Egoyan short film Open House.
Formulas for Seduction: The Cinema of Atom Egoyan (52 mins) - EXOTICA disc
Early Atom Egoyan Shorts:
Howard In Particular (13 mins) / Peep Show (8 Mins) - CALENDAR disc Open House (27 mins) - THE SWEET HEREAFTER disc