Atom Egoyan on Devil's Knot and the murky waters of morality


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Jian speaks with Canadian director Atom Egoyan about Devil's Knot, his feature film about the infamous "West Memphis Three" and the unsolved murder of three young boys.

Egoyan explains his fascination with the unknown, the unsettling complexity of human nature, and how we deal with our desire for revenge.

Egoyan comes to Q at a busy time. The release of Devil's Knot coincides with the debut of his take on the classic opera Cosi Fan Tutte. The colourful and comedic production is a world away from his work on the grittier film.

"It is very strange to be talking about Devil's Knot and Cosi Fan Tutte in the same interview," he said. "There couldn't be two more opposite works."

atom-620.JPG Canadian director Atom Egoyan, a pleasant guy by all accounts, isn't afraid to explore the dark side (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters)

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