GUEST OF HONOUR

a film by

Atom Egoyan

with David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland

SYNOPSIS

Jim and his daughter Veronica, a young high-school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets. After a hoax goes very wrong, Jim’s daughter is falsely convicted for abusing her position of authority over 17-year-old Clive. Veronica is nevertheless convinced she deserves to be punished, but for much earlier crimes. Confused and frustrated by Veronica’s intransigence, Jim’s anguish begins to impinge on his job as a food inspector. He wields great power over small family-owned restaurants; a power he doesn’t hesitate to use.

2019 – Canada – 1h44

Production : The Film Farm

International Sales : Playtime

FESTIVAL

Venice 2019 – Competition