Guest of Honour
By Atom Egoyan 2019 Feature Film Completed
When a hoax goes very wrong, Veronica, a young teacher, is falsely accused of abusing her position of authority over 17-year-old Clive. Sentenced to imprisonment, Veronica is nevertheless convinced she deserves to be punished, but for much earlier crimes, and rebuffs her father’s attempts to secure her early release. Frustrated by his daughter’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.