Tuesday
23
Jun
7.30pm
Back Sweet Hereafter, The
 
Tue
23
Jun
No film notes
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Tuesday, 23 June 2009 at 7.30pm
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  • Colour
 

Atom Egoyan won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes and was also Oscar nominated for his direction and adaptation of Russell Banks's novel about the impact of a schoolbus crash (which kills 14 children) on a small Canadian community. Although the Pied Piper analogy is overemphasised, this is still an intricate and involving drama, in which the town's guilty secrets are slowly revealed as ambulance-chasing lawyer Ian Holm tries to persuade the bereaved to sue for damages. With Sarah Polley outstanding as a survivor paralysed by the accident, this is an intense, atmospheric and deeply moving experience.



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Atom Egoyan
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