Born in Egypt to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada


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Atom Egoyan - The European Graduate School

Canadian director Adam Egoyan's psychological drama "Chloe" starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore will open the San Sebastian film festival next month, the organisers announced Friday.

The Captive is a thriller directed by Canadian filmmaker Adam Egoyan (Chloe). The film tells the story of Cassandra, a girl who is kidnapped out of the back of her father’s car. The plot picks up eight years after her disappearance with a small group of devoted people, including her family and the investigators, still trying to track her down. Their hopes are ignited when they receive some strange clues alluding to her kidnapping. As connections are drawn between the victim, her family, the predators and the investigators, the mystery of what happened to the child is revealed. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, and Kevin Durand.

Atom Egoyan's "Remember" - Ottawa Indie Fest

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That’s the premise of director Atom Egoyan‘s latest film Remember, ..

People walk by the former Saint Theresa Catholic school on Walford Road, seemingly oblivious to the fact Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds will be there to film scenes for Adam Egoyan's Queen of The Night. Photo by Arron Pickard.

ARARAT. With Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Brent Carver, Marie-Josee Croze, Bruce Greenwood, Arsinee Khanjian, Elias Koteas, Christopher Plummer. Written and directed by Atom Egoyan. Running time: 126 mins. Rated R: nudity, violence. At Angelika and Lincoln Square. 2 STARSAdam Egoyan's historical drama, "Ararat," is only two hours long but it may take your mind another day to get through it. Egoyan has stuffed a lot into this personal and strenuously opaque film, which perhaps explains why its over-plotted, elliptical structure seems so onerous. It's not that it's difficult to follow the selection of intersecting stories, but the point of it all remains elusive despite the occasional sledgehammer dramatic gambit. The bottom line is that the genocidal war on Armenians by Turks in the early part of the 20th century seems to have disappeared from the collective memory in a puff of denial and ambiguity. This nasty episode has left no convenient sound-bite rallying cry, like "Remember the Alamo!