Remove ads

Information

Year
1993
Runtime
74 min.
Director
Atom Egoyan
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
1,720
Checks
350
Favs
25
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
7.1% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Calendar is the shortest of the Essential films, and the cheapest, but it's also the most personal. Egoyan and Khanjian play versions of themselves who go to Armenia to take pictures for a calendar. On the way, Khanjian may fall for their tour guide, for whom she translates, and remain behind. This video footage is intercut with the present day, over the next year, where Egoyan's character is repeating the same date over and over again with different women who must, at some point, make a phone call in a different foreign language. It's a mysterious portrait of a relationship between two people, yes, but also with one's own culture. Egoyan's character is estranged from both. Calendar is an intricate piece about not belonging to the culture you purport to be from. 5 years 1 month ago
  2. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    It's weird how enigmatic Calendar seems, while somehow feeling completely familiar at the same time. Maybe it's just the mental space it exists within. The feeling that you really don't know somebody you're close to; the perverse desire to be betrayed, to distance oneself; the strange incapacity to take action. Instead of inauthentic pathos, Egoyan focuses on the absurdly humourous. Really a brilliant film with a unique visual language--I would probably have to watch it a few more times to do it justice so I won't say any more for now. 7 years ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. We didn't record any activity between now and 1 week ago.
See more activity

In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #29 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
    TIFF's Top Canadian Films's icon

    TIFF's Top Canadian Films

    29
  2. This movie ranks #146 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
    Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life's icon

    Time Out's 1000 Films to…

    146
  3. This movie ranks #557 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000's icon

    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest F…

    557
  4. This movie ranks #889 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema's icon

    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Ess…

    889
View all lists this movie is in