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ADORATION Canadian poster
© Maximum Films

(Canada 2008)

Official Selection | Competition · Festival de Cannes 2008

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Director, Screenplay Atom Egoyan
Production Companies Ego Film Arts
The Film Farm
Producers Atom Egoyan
Simone Urdl
Jennifer Weiss
Executive Producer Robert Lantos
Associate Producer Marcy Gerstein
Production Designer Phillip Barker
Costume Designer Debra Hanson
Director of Photography Paul Sarossy
Editor Susan Shipton
Music Mychael Danna
Main Cast
(Full Cast & Crew: IMDb.com/...)
Sabine Arsinée Khanjian
Rachel Rachel Blanchard
Tom Scott Speedman
Sami Noam Jenkins
Simon Devon Bostick
Morris Kenneth Welsh

Shooting/Filming dates:  Sept. 17 until Oct. 22 [?], 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
World premiere:  May 22, 2008, Cannes Film Festival

Theatrical Release Dates (2009/10):
Country Date Distributor aka / alternative title
New Zealand Feb. 19 Sony
France April 15 ARP
U.S. May 8 Sony Classics
(N.Y., L.A. / limited)

Canada May 8
E1 Films / Seville
Germany May 21 X Verleih Simons Geheimnis
Netherlands June 25 Paradiso
July 2 Filmcoopi
Brazil Sept. 11? Sony Adoração
South Africa Sept. 18 Videovision/UIP
U.K. Jan. 29, 2010 New Wave
Latest update: Dec. 12, 2009 · All data is based on extensive investigations and has been compiled with greatest care. However, no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of this information.
Release dates at IMDb: IMDb.com/...
Distribution rights also have been sold to/for: Latin America, Australia (Sony Classics), Asia (Fortissimo), Israel (Lev Films), Portugal (LNK), Middle East (Front Row), India (Palador), Greece, former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania (Audio Visual)

Other Festival Screenings:
July 13–20
Golden Apricot IFF
(Closing Film)
July 23–Aug. 3 Durban (DIFF)
(Panorama Feature)
Sept. 4–13 Toronto (TIFF)
(Special Presentation /
North American Premiere)
Sept. 11–20 Halifax (AFF)
(Gala Presentation)
Sept. 13–21 Sudbury
(Cinéfest / IFF)
(Special Presentations)
Sept. 19–28 Calgary (IFF)
(Alberta Premiere)
Sept. 25–Oct. 2 Hamburg (Filmfest)
(Agenda 08 / German
premiere on Sept. 27)
Sept. 25–Oct. 5 Reykjavik (RIFF)
(Open Seas)
Sept. 25–Oct. 9 Rio de Janeiro (IFF)
(Panorama do Cinema Mundial)
Sept. 25–Oct. 10 Vancouver (VIFF)
(Special Presentations)
Oct. 2–10 Pusan (PIFF)
(World Cinema)
Oct. 7–18 Ghent (Gent) (IFF)
(Official Selection – In Competition)
Oct. 8–19 Montreal
(Festival du Nouveau Cinéma)
(Special Presentation)
Oct. 10–19 Abu Dhabi (MEIFF)
(Festival of Festivals)
Oct. 10–19 Warsaw (FilmFest)
Oct. 15–30 London
(The Times BFI LFF)
(Film on the Square)
Oct. 17–30 São Paulo (IFF)
(Mostra Internacional de Cinema)
(Perspectiva Internacional)
Oct. 24–Nov. 1 Valladolid (IFF / Semana
Internacional de Cine
(Official Section)
Nov. 12–23 Ljubljana (IFF)
Nov. 13–Dec. 7
(main programme
Nov. 28–Dec. 7)
Tallinna Pimedate
Ööde Filmifestival (PÖFF)
(Tallinn Black Nights FF)
(Crazy Cool: North
American Indies)
Nov. 20–29 Gijón (IFF)
Nov. 20–30 Stockholm (IFF)
(Open Zone)
Nov. 28–Dec. 5 Bratislava (IFF)
(GMT - Films from Non-
European Cinematographies)
Dec. 2–12 Havana (FF)
(Otras Latitudes > Cine
Mar. 5–10
Trondheim (Kosmorama –
Trondheim IFF
Mar. 22–Apr. 13 Hong Kong (IFF)
Mar. 26–Apr. 3 Prague (FEBIOFEST)
(World Cinema Panorama)
Apr. 4–19 Istanbul
(Int'l Istanbul FF)
(Akbank Galas)
Apr. 23–May 7 San Francisco (IFF)
(World Cinema)
Aug. 20–26 Sydney (Possible Words –
Sydney's 4th Canadian Film
(Australian Premiere on Aug. 25)
Nov. 1–8 Cork (Corona
Cork Film Festival

Official Site (U.S.): SonyClassics.com/...
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Internet Movie Database: IMDb.com/...
Cannes Film Festival: Festival-Cannes.fr/...
ComingSoon.net: ComingSoon.net/...
Trailer: Yahoo! Movies (Nov. 2008)
images.apple.com (Nov. 2008)
AlloCine.fr/... (May 2008)
ebox001.serveisweb.com (clip/excerpt)
Pictures / 
Production Stills:
ARTE.tv: ARTE.tv/... 

  In Adoration, Egoyan explores intimacy and the nature of our relationship to media. The ensemble piece follows a high-school student who uses the Internet to misrepresent himself as a figure from recent history, and draws a group of schoolmates and survivors into a community of people mourning a tragedy that never happened.
  Sabine, a high school French teacher, gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend.
The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon, who reads his version to the class and then takes it to the Internet. He has created a false identity, which allows him to probe a family secret. As Simon uses his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public reaction is swift and strong. Then an exotic woman reveals her true identity and the truth about Simon's family emerges.
(PRNewswire, May 7, 2008)