Watch acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan at his most candid
The Sweet Hereafter director opens up in this extended interview from CBC Arts' new talk show
Few artists are as iconic as Atom Egoyan when it comes to Canadian cinema. From his 1984 debut Next of Kin to 2015's Remember, his 15 feature films have put Canadian film on the world stage in a major way — which is why looking at Egoyan's work was the perfect way to kick off CBC Arts' new film talk show this past weekend, focusing on his lauded 1997 film The Sweet Hereafter (which aired after the show).
You can watch both The Sweet Hereafter and the full episode of The Filmmakers online here, but we have a special treat for anyone wanting more: an extended cut of our interview with Egoyan, where he talks about — among other things — his working relationship with fellow Canadian film legend Sarah Polley, who starred in The Sweet Hereafter and who will herself be the focus of The Filmmakers on our next episode. After you enjoy this extended chat with Egoyan, tune in again this Sunday for a look at her film Stories We Tell, featuring a rare interview with Polley herself.