Guest of Honour

A film by Atom Egoyan

2019 Canada - Drama


Jim and his daughter Veronica, a young high-school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets. After a hoax goes very wrong, Jim’s daughter is falsely convicted for abusing her position of authority over 17-year-old Clive. Veronica is nevertheless convinced she deserves to be punished, but for much earlier crimes. Confused and frustrated by Veronica’s intransigence, Jim’s anguish begins to impinge on his job as a food inspector. He wields great power over small family-owned restaurants; a power he doesn’t hesitate to use.

  • cast

    • David Thewlis
    • Laysla De Oliveira
    • Luke Wilson
    • Rossif Sutherland
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Simone Urdl
    • Jennifer Weiss (The Film Farm)
    • Atom Egoyan
    • Screenwriter
    • Atom Egoyan
    • Cinematographer
    • Paul Sarossy
    • Prod. Designer
    • Phillip Barker
    • Editor
    • Susan Shipton
    • Sound Designer
    • Steve Munro
    • Music
    • Mychael Danna
    • Domestic Dist.
    • Elevation Pictures
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 105'
    • Language
    • English

awards & nominations

  • Venice Competition 2019
  • Toronto Special Presentations 2019

screenings in festivals & markets