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The Sweet Hereafter by Atom Egoyan on 35mm


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In a small community in rural British Columbia, 14 children are killed when a school bus hits a patch of ice and crashes into a lake. How does life move on - for the survivors, the victims' families, the bereft town - in the aftermath of such a tragedy? Egoyan's hauntingly beautiful imagery and score, combined with a fragmented and evocative narrative structure, mount a powerful inquiry into the nature of both personal and collective grief.

runtime: 112m format: 35mm

Part of our Monday series, Beyond "Hollywood North": Contemporary Canadian Voices and Visions.
This series was sponsored and made possible thanks to the Chicago Consulate General of Canada.
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