Citadel Still 5


  • Canada
  • 93
  • STC

"Things in this city are never what they seem," says Atom Egoyan of Beirut. He’s traveled to Lebanon with his wife, the actress Arsinée Khanjian, and their son, Arshile. It has been 28 years since Khanjian has been here, where she lived as a child. Egoyan has purchased a new Mini DV camera for their family vacation, and he’s "still trying to work things out." The result is a playful, provocative film hinging on Egoyan’s "peculiar alchemy" with Khanjian, but with curious diversions into religion, history, politics and the nature of documentary itself. Peppered with tender family observations and self-deprecating humour, somewhere along the way a modest journal effortlessly morphs into an engaging travelogue and astute personal essay. In particular, Egoyan’s interrogation of the ubiquity of captured images, and their availability for mediation and construction, firmly places Citadel within the director’s impressive body of work. Sean Farnel

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