Since the modest release of his very first feature film, Next Of Kin, in 1984, Atom Egoyan has built an impresssive body of work. Along the way he has established a reputation as a well-liked director with very focused working habits. A recurring theme in his movies, particularly apparent in his early work, is the relationship between technology and emotional isolation. Another undercurrent is the fragile nature of family bonds. As broad as these themes may be, Atom Egoyan has willfully maintained a Canadian context for his work. Indeed, the growth of the Canadian film industry has paralleled his own personal successes in this field. As his movies have grown in budget, scope and polish, Atom Egoyan has gained an ever stronger reputation in the international film community.
A New Direction
The release of The Sweet Hereafter marked a departure for Egoyan. It was the first time Atom wrote a screenplay adaption, and the combined sensibilities of accomplished novelist and talented director came together with striking results. Greater recognition of his last effort should lead to new interest in, and appreciation for, his past work.
Feature Films Pages
Please use the links to the left to find information about each of the feature films Atom Egoyan has directed. The page for each movie contains a link to the complete listing of credits for that film at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). If you haven't visited there before, it is a great source of information on any movie. The IMDb page also contains links concerning other details about each particular film. If you are interested in ordering a movie on video for rental or purchase, reel.com is one online source that has listings for all Atom Egoyan films released on video, although availability can be a problem. If you have difficulty locating these films, don't be shy about creating a demand. Ask your local video store to add any missing titles to their collection, especially if they feature extensive foreign or art house film collections. Better yet, why not have them start an Atom Egoyan section, since his films are often difficult to categorize.