Director: Atom EgoyanWriter(s): Atom Egoyan
Star(s): Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood
A lawyer (Holm), pursued by concerns of losing a daughter to drugs, comes to a Canadian town where 20 children have died in a school bus accident. He wants the parents to sue to make those at fault pay. Told partly in flashbacks, dramatizing the days leading up to the accident, this insightful story also follows the lawyer from family to family as he coaxes them to join the lawsuit. Only one teen (Polley) has survived, but she is paralysed. Her important testimony is motivated by a troubled relationship with her father. Winner of eight Genie Awards and two Oscar nominations.
“Cuts to the bone and stays there long after its end credits have finished rolling.”
— Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Egoyan received the Governor General’s award in 2015 for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. He was the first-ever Canadian director to earn two Oscar nominations for The Sweet Hereafter. His award-winning films include Exotica, Ararat, The Captive and Remember, which won three Canadian Screen Awards. Next, he will direct a segment of the feature Rotterdam, I Love You.
- English - 9, 10, 11, 12
- Media - 9, 10, 11, 12
Screening Language Options:
- English Language with French Subtitles
- English Language with French Dubbing