The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

  • Drama
  • 1h 52m
  • Canada

Winner of three top prizes at Cannes and the Opening Night Gala selection at TIFF in 1997, Atom Egoyan’s brilliant adaptation of Russell Banks’ novel — about a B.C. town devastated by a tragic school-bus accident that kills most of the community’s children — combined the director’s nonlinear, puzzle-box approach to narrative with a warmth and compassion previously unprecedented in his cinema. The Sweet Hereafter stars Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, and Bruce Greenwood.

Winner, Best Canadian Feature, 1997 Toronto International Film Festival

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Director

Atom Egoyan

Language

English

Captions

English