Director: Atom Egoyan Run Time: 111min Genre(s): Drama
A lawyer (Holm), pursued by concerns of losing a daughter to drugs, comes to a Canadian town where 20 children have died in a school bus accident. He wants the parents to sue to make those at fault pay. Told partly in flashbacks that dramatize the days leading up to the accident, this heart-wrenching story follows the lawyer from family to family as he coaxes each to join the lawsuit. As momentum for the case builds, he finds himself squaring off against the lone survivor of the accident (Polley), battling against the power of long-held family secrets. Based on the bestselling novel by Russell Banks, this shattering film won eight Genie Awards and garnered two Oscar nominations for Egoyan.
“Cuts to the bone and stays there long after its end credits have finished rolling.” — Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancity Theatre), 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
Venue: Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancity Theatre)
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Host(s): Stephen Quinn
Guest(s): Atom Egoyan, Bruce Greenwood
Event Details: VIFF presents the 20th anniversary screening of the film The Sweet Hereafter.
Tickets will be available in advance online.
Event Primary Language: English
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