Directed by: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Arsinée Khanjian, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Devon Bostick
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
A high school French teacher (Egoyan's wife, Arsinée Khanjian, who has been in many of his films) gives her class an assignment to translate a news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb on his pregnant girlfriend and puts her on a plane. One of her students, Simon (Devon Bostick), becomes obsessed with the story, imagining himself to be the couples' child. He creates a new identity on the internet to allow him to discover the truth about his family.
WHY WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT
The Canadian director is best known for The Sweet Hereafter, which debuted at Cannes in 1997 and earned him duel Oscar nods, as well as Exotica and Ararat. With Adoration, Egoyan returns to making a smaller, more intimate film, after a bigger Hollywood effort with 1995's Where the Truth Lies. The storyline sounds potentially a bit convoluted, but given our own adoration of most things Egoyan, we're excited to see what he does with it.