Guest of Honor

Directed by Atom Egoyan

Year: 2019
Running Time: 120
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Canada
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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Guest of Honor

Cast
David Thewlis
Laysla De Oliveira
Luke Wilson

Crew
Directed by Atom Egoyan


Jim (David Thewlis) and his daughter Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), a high school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in the latest film from Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), which weaves through time exploring perception and penance, memory and forgiveness. A hoax instigated by an aggressive school bus driver (Rossif Sutherland) goes very wrong. Accused of abusing her position of authority with 17-year-old Clive (Alexandre Bourgeois) and another student, Veronica is imprisoned. Convinced that she deserves to be punished for crimes she committed at an earlier age, Veronica rebuffs her father’s attempts to secure her early release. Confused and frustrated by her intransigence, Jim's anguish begins to impinge on his job. As a food inspector, he wields great power over small, family-owned restaurants. It’s a power he doesn’t hesitate to use. While preparing Jim's funeral, Veronica confides the secrets of her past to Father Greg (Luke Wilson), who may hold the final piece of this father-daughter puzzle.

Reviews

"Rich and teasing. An elaborate time-slipping thriller."

"A beautifully nuance performance by David Thewlis... a tour-de-force."

"[Egoyan is] at the top of his game. Thewlis is a brilliant performer."

"Fascinating and entertaining... led by David Thewlis in his best performance since Mike Leigh’s Naked."



Awards

  • Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

  • Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Vancouver Film Festival

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