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Guest: Director Atom Egoyan talks about GUEST OF HONOUR

20. October 2019 | 20:00 - 22:15

Filmstill Guest of Honour


Canada 2019. Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: David Thewlis, Luke Wilson. 105 mins. DCP. OV with German subtitles.

Filmstill Guest of Honour

Canada Now

Next year, in 2020, Canada will be the Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair. At this year’s “handover of the baton”, the DFF is showing Atom Egoyan’s latest film, which premiered in Venice in September.

At the same time, the German premiere of the film is the start of Canada Now: The Maple Movies Festival Tour 2019/20.


Teacher Veronica is convicted of sexual assault. But although the accusations were false, she insists on being punished for crimes long ago. Veronica’s intransigence disturbs her father Jim, who works as a food inspector. Frustrated and angry, Jim increasingly abuses the power of his job. Hidden traumas, interwoven secrets and their unforeseeable consequences are the focus of GUEST OF HONOUR.

Guest: Director Atom Egoyan

Reception at 19:00

In co-operation with the Bundesverband kommunale Filmarbeit e.V., Frankfurt / Main, Telefilm Canada, Montreal and the Embassy of Canada to Germany, Berlin, with the kind support of Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa.


English language event.



20. October 2019
20:00 - 22:15
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