Family Viewing/Next of Kin [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Both discs:
  • Director's commentary by Atom Egoyan
  • Biography/filmography of Atom Egoyan
  • Early films: "Howard in Particular" (1979), "Peepshow" (1981), "Open House" (1982)
  • Behind the scenes
  • Photo gallery
  • Motion menus
  • Scene index
  • Optional English and French subtitles

Synopsis

Family Viewing
Ignore the title: Family Viewing makes for fascinating viewing, though it is not designed as entertainment for the whole family. This Canadian film stars David Hemblen as Stan, a profoundly disturbed young man. Upon the disappearance of his mother, Stan feverishly tries to piece together existing clues. He's not sure he likes the outcome, but given the extent to which his family has disintegrated, he's not surprised, either. Family Viewing was expertly filmed on a wafer-thin budget by independent Canadian director Atom Egoyan. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Next of Kin
Atom Egoyan's first feature finds him using the formal and thematic elements he has combined throughout his career: allegory, family bonds, the corruption of desire, and a perverse view of technology. In the midst of a familial trauma, a young man discovers a videotape of a family who gave up a child for adoption. Fleeing his past, he attempts to become that lost son. Next of Kin is a hint of disturbing films to come. ~ Brian Whitener, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    David Hemblen - Stan
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    Aidan Tierney - Van
  • Gabrielle Rose
    Gabrielle Rose - Sandra
  • Arsinée Khanjian
    Arsinée Khanjian - Aline
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    Selma Keklikian - Armen
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