Family Viewing

In his second feature, Egoyan continues his exploration into family structures, and also produces his first extended inquiry into video and its inescapable grip on society. A twist on Next of Kin’s game with exchanged identities, it revolves around a young man (Aidan Tierney) who exchanges another woman for his hospitalised grandmother, whom he hides in a hotel. David Hemblen makes his debut as an Egoyan repertory player as the first in a series of sinister patriarchsohere a father hooked on home video and phone sex.

Canada, 1987.
87 mins

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