Response to Calandar

The last movie that was screened in class was Calendar by Atom Egoyan.  This film is about a photographer and his wife that travel to Armenia to take pictures of landmarks to be used in a calendar. While the two are working on their pictures for this calendar their driver and the photographer’s wife begin to build a relationship with one another.  The photographer notices this and begins to become jealous of their driver.  Later in the film we see that the photographer and his wife have separated because of the new love between the driver and the photographer’s wife.   I enjoyed the use of flash forwards.  In these flash forward the same date would occur over and over, but with different women.  I think that this is a way of saying that you cannot change what has been done, and I find that to be a very powerful message.

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