Ararat

  • Mon Feb 23
    7:00
Ararat

introduced by Sabine Haenni (PMA, American Studies)

director:
Atom Egoyan
cast:
Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Arsinée Khanjian

Canada's premiere intellectual filmmaker addresses the little known 1915 genocide of two-thirds of the Armenians in Turkey in a multi-layered film that raises poignant questions about history, memory, and art's complicity in atrocities. In this hypnotic film-within-a-film, Egoyan, himself a Canadian-Armenian, follows a handful of people loosely associated with a Hollywoodized film about the massacre by interweaving a complex family romance, horrific reenactments, the work and life of Arshile Gorky, and a day in the life of a frustrated Canadian customs official. "Hands down the year's most thought-provoking film." (NY Times)

Cosponsored by university Courses

format
BluRay color
runtime
2 hours 6 minutes
release year/country
2002 Canada
subtitled