After photographing a series of churches in his native Armenia for a calendar commission, a man looks back on the trip to retrace the disintegration of his relationship with his then partner. In Canada, a year later, the glossy prints look down from the walls on his loneliness, while his ex's occasional telephone calls go miserably unanswered. A certain piquancy (for those in the know) is gained from the Armenian-born Egoyan's casting of himself as the lovelorn lensman and spouse Khanjian as the woman he left behind. Egoyan filters his customary themes - the difficulties of personal communication, the relationship between emotional lives and video technology - in a film which incisively balances metaphor and awkward realism, while shuttling nimbly through time and space, between celluloid and video formats.

By: TJ

Release details

Rated: 15
Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Atom Egoyan
Screenwriter: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Atom Egoyan
Arsinée Khanjian
Ashot Adamian
Michelle Bellerose
Natalia Jasen
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