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In Competition – Feature Films


Directed by : Atom EGOYAN

     Country : CANADA

Length : 110 minutes

Grand Prix, 1997

International Critic's Prize by the F.I.P.R.E.S.C.I. (tied), 1997


Tragedy unites the resendents of a small town.
Soon after, a big-city lawyer, driven by his own demons, stirs up the anger of the townspeople.
In the ensuing atmosphere of suspicion and doubt, a teenager manages to regain her dignity and re-unite the community.
Because of her courage, the townspeople come to live in the realm of the "sweet hereafter", a place for those who are in peace whith their fate.


Atom EGOYAN - Script / Dialogue

Atom EGOYAN - Director

Paul SAROSSY - Cinematography

Mychael DANNA - Music

Susan SHIPTON - Film Editor

Phillip BARKER - Set decorator


Sarah POLLEY - Nicole Burnell

Ian HOLM - Mitchell Stephens

Tom MCCAMUS - Sam Burnell

Gabriel ROSE - Dolores Driscoll

Bruce GREENWOOD - Billy Ansell

Arsinée KHANJIAN - Wanda Otto


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In Competition – Feature Films 1997

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