Calendar

Simliar to Sans Soleil, the concept of memories seems to come up when talking about Calendar.  While not nearly as frustrating or confusing as that film, Calendar is neverthless an ambiguous and somewhat hard to follow movie.  It is a movie whose basic concept is fleshed out by its style and camerawork, rather than its dialogue and narrative structure.  It focuses on a marriage that we eventually learn is a failed relationship between this couple who are on a trip in Armenia. This is something that slowly dawns on the audience as it is shown through memories.  I think what the movie is trying to say is that when things happen in life, we dont intially understand them but until later in life when we search through our memory for an answer and things seem more clear.  It’s almost like the expression, “everything is 20/20 in hindsight.”

“Atom Egoyan.” Strictly Film School. Acquarello, 2004. Web. 04 May 2011. <http://www.filmref.com/directors/dirpages/egoyan.html#calendar>.
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