Guest of Honour

Guest of Honour

Original title: Guest of Honour
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Laysla De Oliveira, David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Tamara Podemski, Rossif Sutherland
Country: Canada
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 105
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Playtime
Section: Profile: Atom Egoyan

Veronica is a high school music teacher who gets falsely accused of abusing a seventeen-year-old student. When she's wrongfully sentenced and ends up in prison, she is convinced she deserves her punishment, although for a much earlier crime. She doggedly refuses her father Jim's attempts to clear her name. Jim, who works as a food inspector, comes to a great power over small family restaurants. A power he doesn't hesitate to wield for his daughter's sake...

Atom Egoyan

The director and versatile filmmaker of Armenian origin grew up and studied in Canada. After graduating from university, he focused on theatre and created several short films. He is one of the most distinguished filmmakers of today and has made numerous highly praised films. He received an Oscar nomination and has won several awards at Cannes and other major festivals.

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