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Since Feb. 2002, I've been providing news on Atom Egoyan and his films for German-speaking regions (compare "Aktuelles
"). From January 2006 on, I offer an English version of this news section for the international public.
‘The Sweet Hereafter’ to be released on Blu-ray in early 2012
As reported at Amazon.ca and Blu-ray.com, The Sweet Hereafter is going to be released on Blu-ray on Jan. 17, 2012. On Oct. 24 I contacted Alliance Films via facebook; they confirmed the release, but stated that the exact date is still to be determined. However, this release would be very exciting and this BD would be just the third one of an AE film, following Adoration and Chloe.
[Nov 26, 2011]
‘Adoration’ in competition at Cannes Film Festival
For the fifth time, a work of Egoyan will premiere and compete at the Festival next month in Cannes. However, it’s been eleven years now since there was already an award for one of his films there. Link: Festival-Cannes.fr.
[Apr 23, 2008]
Pompidou Centre presents ‘Rétrospective Intégrale’
According to TheStar.com, it’s the most comprehensive retrospective of his work ever undertaken. Screenings started on May 3rd and will continue until June 4th. Links: centrepompidou.fr, armenie-mon-amie.com/... [French], cbc.ca/arts/film/..., seances.org/... [French].
[May 7, 2007]
Egoyan receives Frankfurt Book Fair award for “Where the Truth Lies”
AE receives this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair prize for the Best International Literary Film Adaptation. He will accept the award in person during the Hesse Film and Cinema Prize Gala on Fri, 6 October, at the Frankfurt Opera. See press release in full at buchmesse.de/en/...
[Oct. 3, 2006]
Egoyans ‘Eh Joe’ moves to London’s West End
See CBC.ca/.... Performances will take place between June 27 and July 15 at the Duke of York’s Theatre (thisistheatre.com/..., theambassadors.com/...).
[June 20, 2006]
Egoyan to direct premiere of Beckett play
As the Toronto Star reported on Feb. 28, Egoyan is going to direct the first stage production of a short play by Samuel Beckett. "Eh Joe", originally a 25-minute-play for television from 1966, will receive its stage premiere in London (Barbican Centre) and Dublin (Gate Theatre, Apr. 11–15) as part of a festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Irish playwright (see also beckettcentenaryfestival.ie, cbc.ca/story/...).
[Mar. 01/02, 06]
Sarah Polley to direct her first feature film
Almost 10 years have passed by since filming of "The Sweet Hereafter", a considerable career followed ("My Life Without Me") – now she's 27 and directs her first feature film. Away From Her is based on a short story by Alice Munro, principal photography will start on April 7, and Egoyan's serving as executive producer (link: www.ctv.ca/...).
[Feb. 22, 06]
"WTTL" opening film at the Canadian Film Festival in Hong Kong
The Festival, which runs from March 6 to 19, also features screenings of other Egoyan films. The director will be present on March 6. Links: news.gov.hk/..., sc.lcsd.gov.hk/....
[Feb. 14, 06]
"The Essential Egoyan Box Set" released Jan 31, 2006 in the U.S.
Zeitgeist Films announces the release of a DVD Box Set with 4 features ("Next of Kin", "Family Viewing", "Speaking Parts", "Calendar") and 3 shorts ("Howard in Particular", "Peep Show", "Open House").
[Jan. 09, 06]
"Where the Truth Lies": DVD release (U.S.) on Feb. 28, 2006
Two versions of the movie will be available: unrated and R-rated (compare Videoeta.com, Sony Pictures). Pre-orders already can be placed at Amazon.com.
[Jan. 02, 06]