Skipped a French movie to see Atom Egoyan accept the Ecumenical Jury Prize. Looks like my earlier announcement of it broke an embargo. Oops. Anyway, speeches were made, champagne was popped and now it’s official. Egoyan, who won the same prize for The Sweet Hereafter, said that at the time he didn’t really understand why that film was chosen. But he could see that Adoration, which hinges on themes of cultural tolerance, is a more logical fit for an award that honours a depth of spiritual understanding.
Here’s some footage I shot of Egoyan receiving the award this afternoon: