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Encyclopedia > Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan at the Third Golden Apricot Film Festival.

Atom Egoyan, OC (Armenian: Ատոմ Էգոյան EA, Ադոմ Էկոյան WA) (born July 19, 1960) is a critically acclaimed Canadian-Armenian film maker. His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Stylistically, Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot-structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... Eastern Armenian is one of the two modern dialects of Armenian (an Indo-European language), spoken in the Caucasus mountains (particularly in the Armenian Republic). ... Western Armenian is one of the two modern dialects of Armenian, an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian Diaspora, mainly in North America and Europe, but also in limited pockets of western Turkey and northern Syria. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Egoyan was born to Joseph and Shushan Yeghoyan in Cairo, Egypt. He and his sister Eve Egoyan (who is now a concert pianist based in Toronto) were raised by their parents in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. As a teenager, he became interested in reading and writing plays. Significant influences included Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. He graduated from Trinity College in the University of Toronto. It was at Trinity College that Egoyan came into contact with Harold Nahabedian, a Canadian also of Armenian descent who was then the Anglican Chaplain of Trinity College. In interviews Egoyan credited Nahabedian for introducing him to the language and history of his ethnic heritage. Egoyan is now based in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, Arsinée Khanjian, an actress who appears in many of Egoyan's films, and their son, Arshile. In 1999, Egoyan was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ... Eve Egoyan is a concert pianist who specializes in the performance of new works. ... Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, the westernmost Canadian province. ... Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist and poet. ... Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (born 10 October 1930) is a British playwright, screenwriter, poet, actor, director, author, and political activist, best known for his plays The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), and for his screenplay adaptations of novels by others, such as The... For other institutions named Trinity College, see Trinity College. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Arsinée Khanjian (born 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Canadian actress and producer. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ...


Egoyan has directed a dozen full-length films, several television episodes, and a few shorter pieces. His early work was based on his own material, and he received some notice for the film Exotica (1994), but it was Egoyan's first attempt at adapted material that resulted in his best-known work, The Sweet Hereafter (1997), which landed him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He also directed Sarabande featuring Khanjian and Lori Singer, a drama which flanks cellist Yo-Yo Ma's performance of Bach's Fourth Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, as part of the latter's Inspired by Bach series for Sony Classical. The film Ararat (2002) also generated some publicity for Egoyan, as it was the first major motion picture to deal directly with the Armenian Genocide. Ararat later won the Best Picture prize at the Genie Awards (strangely, he failed to receive a Best Director nomination for the same film). Exotica is a 1994 Canadian movie about a Toronto nightclub called Exotica. It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Sweet Hereafter is a novel (1991) written by U.S. author Russell Banks; and an award-winning film (1997) by Canadian director Atom Egoyan, who also wrote the screenplay. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Lori Jacqueline Singer (born on November 6, 1957) is an American actress. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... Inspired by Bach, a Sony Classical and Rhombus Media production as part of Sony Classical celebrates Bach series, presents contemporary cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing the six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach in collaboration with artists from different disciplines, in a set of six films, respectively. ... A DVD cover of the movie Ararat Atom Egoyans 2002 film Ararat is a complex work, with many autobiographical and self-referential elements, about an Armenian-Canadian filmmaker making a film about the Armenian Genocide. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Armenian Genocide photo. ... A DVD cover of the movie Ararat Atom Egoyans 2002 film Ararat is a complex work, with many autobiographical and self-referential elements, about an Armenian-Canadian filmmaker making a film about the Armenian Genocide. ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ...


In 2004, Egoyan opened Camera Bar, a 50-seat cinema-lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto. Queen Street West refers to both a major east-west downtown street and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts within the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Egoyan is a member of the faculty at the European Graduate School. Beginning in September 2006, Egoyan will teach at the University of Toronto for the next three years. He will join the faculty of arts and science as the dean's distinguished visitor in theatre, film, music and visual studies. The European Graduate School (EGS) in Switzerland is a privately funded graduate school founded by the non-profit European Foundation of Interdisciplinary Studies. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Filmography

Feature Films

Next of Kin is a 1984 film directed by Atom Egoyan. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Speaking Parts is a 1989 Canadian drama film from Atom Egoyan. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... The Adjuster is a 1991 Canadian drama film directed by Atom Egoyan. ... // April 28 - Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael Noonan OKeefe in New York Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation is made. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Exotica is a 1994 Canadian movie about a Toronto nightclub called Exotica. It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... The Sweet Hereafter is a novel (1991) written by U.S. author Russell Banks; and an award-winning film (1997) by Canadian director Atom Egoyan, who also wrote the screenplay. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... Felicias Journey is a 1999 film starring Bob Hoskins, based on a prize winning 1994 novel by William Trevor. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... A DVD cover of the movie Ararat Atom Egoyans 2002 film Ararat is a complex work, with many autobiographical and self-referential elements, about an Armenian-Canadian filmmaker making a film about the Armenian Genocide. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Where the Truth Lies is a 2005 dramatic film directed by Atom Egoyan. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ...

TV Films

// Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Inspired by Bach, a Sony Classical and Rhombus Media production as part of Sony Classical celebrates Bach series, presents contemporary cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing the six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach in collaboration with artists from different disciplines, in a set of six films, respectively. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ...

Short Films

  • Howard in Particular (1979)
  • After Grad with Dad (1980)
  • Peep Show (1981)
  • Open House (1982)
  • Men: A Passion Playground (1985)
  • Looking for Nothing (1988)
  • Montréal vu par... / Montreal Sextet (1991)
    • segment: En passant (In Passing)
  • A Portrait of Arshile (1995)
  • The Line (2000)
  • Diaspora (2001)
  • Chacun son cinéma / To Each His Own Cinema (2007)
    • segment: Artaud Double Bill

// Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... // Events April 30 - The Roger Daltrey film, McVicar, opens in London. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... // January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... // April 28 - Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael Noonan OKeefe in New York Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation is made. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... This section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Documentary Films

The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ...

External links

  • Atom Egoyan at the Internet Movie Database
  • Order of Canada Citation
  • Atom Egoyan en Psikeba
  • CTV.ca Filmmaker Egoyan set to teach at U. of Toronto
  • Canadian Film Encyclopedia

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Bright Lights Film Journal | Four Films in Search of an Author: Atom Egoyan (9432 words)
To be sure, Egoyan also maintains that his earlier films had attempted to take the same attitude toward their characters, but that he had not managed successfully to impart that attitude to his audience.
Egoyan’s films have always struck a knife’s-edge balance between emotional authenticity and intellectual distance, the non-linear movement of the plot forcing the audience to bridge the gap between the characters’ deadened emotions and the trauma behind them.
The growing degree to which the auteur Egoyan is bracketed in his films by the greater world — financial, historical, cultural — around him thus mirrors the inevitable loss of control to which the auteur submits when he or she emerges from a cocoon of independence into the global marketplace of contemporary cinema.
Atom Egoyan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (353 words)
Atom Egoyan, OC (born July 19, 1960) is a critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaker of Armenian descent.
Egoyan was born to Joseph and Shushan Yeghoyan in Cairo, Egypt.
Egoyan is now based in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, Arsinée Khanjian, an actress who appears in many of Egoyan's films, and their son, Arshile.
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