Ryan Reynolds film 'The Captive' booed at Cannes

Ryan Reynolds film 'The Captive' booed at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 19 (UPI) --Ryan Reynolds reportedly skipped his own after-party when "The Captive" was poorly received by the Cannes audience.
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Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, David O. Russell, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera and Denis Leary are to serve on the jury of New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
Director describes Neeson as 'heroic'

Director describes Neeson as 'heroic'

TORONTO, April 23 (UPI) -- Director Atom Egoyan is praising actor Liam Neeson for his professionalism in returning to the set of "Chloe" in Canada shortly after his wife died.

Gore, Stoppard to receive Dan David prize

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, British playwright Tom Stoppard and Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan are among this year's Dan David Prize honorees in Israel.

Polanski chides reporters at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski criticized the media attending the 60th Cannes Film Festival in France, chiding reporters for "such poor questions."

'C.R.A.Z.Y.' wins 10 Genie Awards

TORONTO, March 14 (UPI) -- The French-Canadian hit "C.R.A.Z.Y." led the field with 10 awards at Canada's 26th annual Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto.

MPAA upholds NC-17 'Truth' rating

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Motion Picture Association of America has refused to lower the restrictive NC-17 rating placed on the Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth film "Where Truth Lies."

Festival offers controversial Hindu film

TORONTO, June 29 (UPI) -- "Water," a controversial movie about Hindu widows whose filming led to violent protests in India, will inaugurate the Toronto International Film Festival.

Government OKs anti-Turk film amid protest

STANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Turkish government has approved the showing of "Ararat," an anti-Turkish film steeped in controversy, to prove the country's newfound democracy.

Culture Vulture: Armenian genocide

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- "Ararat" is a film about the Armenian genocide of 1915. Then again, "Ararat" is an oeuvre by filmmaker Atom Egoyan, so it's not that clear cut, as his work tend
Atom Egoyan
WAP2002101150 - WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Director Atom Egoyan, right, and his wife Arsinee during an interview with United Press International on Oct. 9, 2002, in Washington. Egoyan's new movie, "Ararat" confronts some of the issues a modern Armenian family living in Turkey must deal with regarding their Armenian roots and present Turkish loyalties. mk/rwl/Roger Wollenberg UPI

Atom Egoyan, OC (Armenian: Ատոմ Եղոյան; born July 19, 1960) is a critically acclaimed Armenian-Canadian independent film maker. His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot-structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information.

In 2008 he received the Dan David Prize for "Creative Rendering of the Past".

Egoyan was born Atom Yeghoyan in Cairo, Egypt, the son of Shushan (née Devletian) and Joseph Yeghoyan, artists who operated a furniture store. His parents were Armenian-Egyptians, and he was named Atom to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor. In 1962, however, his parents left Egypt for Canada, where they settled in Victoria, British Columbia, and changed their last name to Egoyan. Atom and his sister, Eve, now a concert pianist based in Toronto, were raised by their parents in British Columbia.

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