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.
Cast and crew
Atom Egoyan Arsinée Khanjian Ashot Adamian Michelle Bellerose Natalia Jasen