Guest of Honour

Directed by Atom Egoyan

Year: 2019
Running Time: 120
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Canada
Language: English
Genres: Drama
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Guest of Honour

Cast
David Thewlis
Laysla De Oliveira
Rossif Sutherland
Luke Wilson
Arsinee Khanjian

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

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 4 2021 at 6:59pm
RT' @TIFF_NET': The price of fame… Stinging satire meets melodrama in Bruno Dumont’s latest North American Premiere, FRANCE, starring' @Seyd…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 4 2021 at 3:47pm
RT' @ADuralde': Thrilled to hear that' @KinoLorber' has acquired the library of legendary filmmaker Mark Rappaport, particularly as someone who…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 4 2021 at 1:40pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming October 26th!' https://t.co/4vfnLDM6Yi'' https://t.co/GNB897WtvL' Fritz the Cat (1972) • NEW Audio Commentary with…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 4 2021 at 11:29am
RT' @hyperallergic': Combining social realism — marked by a dry, laconic tone — with a mystical plot, Malgorzata Szumowska uses fantasy to sa…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 3 2021 at 9:06pm
RT' @Ela_Bittencourt': Szumowska's remix of the divine and the existential recalls the moral fables of Krzysztof Kieślowski, particularly his…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 3 2021 at 9:05pm
RT' @AngelaDawson1': My latest for' https://t.co/yFlkk6oZCC.' Alec Utgoff stars as a Russian immigrant working in Poland as a masseuse whose cl…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 3 2021 at 4:20pm
"As short, anarchic and explosive as a punk song,' @LYDIALUNCHFilm' remains true to the genre in its approach to the…' https://t.co/HRY0Af9ekl'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 3 2021 at 3:37pm
RT' @brian_douglas': Going on another physical media binge; just got my order from' @KinoLorber' and I can’t wait to dive in.' https://t.co/CODz…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 3 2021 at 3:34pm
"A magical film. A tour-de-force... of brilliant cinematography." – Deborah Young,' @THRmovies' NEVER GONNA SNOW AG…' https://t.co/a1obithDpP'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 3 2021 at 3:32pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming October 26th!' https://t.co/z8l87Uv1wJ' The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981) • NEW Audio Commentary by Screenwriter…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com