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Two films from Atom Egoyan on Blu-ray and DVD in June

11 May 2013

Artificial Eye have announced the upcoming UK Blu-ray and DVD release of two early features by Canadian indie favourite Atom Egoyan, he of Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Felicia's Journey and Ararat.

First up is his 1989 Next of Kin, which will be released on 10th June, which will be followed on 24th June by is 1987 Family Viewing, Both films will be released individually on DVD and Blu-ray at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £19.99 for the Blu-ray.

Extra features have yet to be confirmed.

 

Next of Kin (1989) – 10th June 2013
Catatonically unhappy with this family life, a young man named Peter Foster undergoes video therapy with hi parents. One day, while studying tapes at the hospital, he sees the tapes of an Armenian family who feel guilty about surrendering their own son, while still an infant, to a foster home. Peter decides to present himself to this family as their lost son, to finally act out a role different from the one assigned to him in his own life. Filled with haunting images of travel and displacement, Next of Kin reveals both a young WASP’s response to working class Armenian culture and discourses on the range of roles that life allows us to play.

 

Family Viewing (1987) – 24th June 2013
A story of mixed and found identities set in a nursing home, a condominium and a telephone sex establishment. Using a collection of video images- television, pornography, home movies and surveillance- the film observes the breakdown and restoration of a dislocated family. Darkly humorous and unpredictable, Family Viewing is a complex journey into the world of brutality and sentiment.