SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Seven Veils contains coarse language, mature themes, sexual content, sexually suggestive scenes, and violence
Prior to its official TIFF World Premiere, join us for a unique, one-night-only avant-première of legendary filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s latest work, Seven Veils, in the very same opera house featured in the film.
Seven Veils is Egoyan’s 18th film to premiere at TIFF. The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker reunites with Amanda Seyfried, who plays Jeanine, an earnest theatre director, tasked with remounting her former mentor’s most famous work, the opera Salome. Haunted by dark and disturbing memories from her past, Jeanine allows her repressed trauma to colour the present as she re-enters the opera world after so many years away.
Inspired by Egoyan's experience directing Salome, the film also features Ambur Braid and Michael Kupfer-Radecky, who starred as Salome and John the Baptist in last season's production.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Written and Directed by: Atom Egoyan
Produced by: Niv Fichman, Atom Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst
Cinematographer: Paul Sarossy
Production Designer: Phillip Barker
Editor: David Wharnsby
Costume Designer: Debra Hanson
Sound Designer: Steven Munro
Original Music by: Mychael Danna
Jeanine: Amanda Seyfried
Clea: Rebecca Liddiard
Rachel: Vinessa Antoine
Luke: Douglas Smith
Paul: Mark O'Brien
Salome: Ambur Braid
Johan: Michael Kupfer-Radecky
Herod: Michael Schade
Seven Veils is an Elevation Pictures and XYZ Films presentation, produced by Rhombus Media and Ego Film Arts, with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates, in association with IPR.VC, Cinetic Media, Crave, and the Canadian Opera Company. XYZ Films is handling world sales. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada.
The Avant-première of Seven Veils, directed by Atom Egoyan, is presented by the Canadian Opera Company in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival, to be held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in advance of the film’s TIFF World Premiere screening.