Synopsis: A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. The photographer becomes jealous of his wife's bonding with the driver. In a series of flash-forwards, the photographer stages identical dinners with several women, who pretend to talk on the phone while he writes. His wife, now estranged from him, leaves repeated messages on his answering machine, asking why he never contacts her. Yet another thought-provoking look into strange, intertwined relationships from the always enigmatic Egoyan.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Atom Egoyan
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
74 min

specific kind of relation.

So it has nothing

to do with chance.

Well, speaking of chance,

you know what?

The light is really

perfect for me right now.

Could you just move

out of the frame,

That way, and, so

I can just take the picture.

No, the light, the sun.

So, yeah...

I got it, ok.

This way?

It's April 24th. I'm working

in the darkroom all day.

Please leave a message at the

sound of the tone. Thanks.

Do you have a phone I could use?

Yeah, sure. It's just on top

of the water cooler.


It's a dwelling dating

from the 13th century.

At the same time as the church.

Does this mean anything to you?

The things he said?

No, the history behind

the things he's saying.

Well, they're, they're

interesting stories.

Just interesting?

I guess.

What does it mean when you

hear me tell you his stories?

What does it mean?

Yeah, it's practical, right?

What's practical?

My services as a translator.

I guess.

They started

the construction in 1213.

He finds it very special

as architecture.


- Should I ask him?

- Yeah.

A very special solution.

A very special solution

to what?

To the typical...

the architecture, I guess.

You guess, I mean...

I want specific answers.

He has told the story


But I wasn't listening obviously,

so I wasn't translating.

- So is he upset?

- I don't know.

Why don't you ask him?

13th century, probably built

at the same time as the church.

The village was built at

the same time as the church.

It was built on the image

of mamahatu,

But I don't think mamahatu would

have looked anything like this.

But I guess it's under her

auspices that it was built.

I'm not sure...

do you want me to find out.

What does he mean

by the image of mamahatu?

- I've no idea who mamahatu was...

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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan, CC is a Canadian director, writer, producer and former actor. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica, a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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