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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

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Directer:Atom Egoyan   Producer:Atom Egoyan , Camelia Frieberg  Story:Russell Banks (novel)   Writter:Atom Egoyan   Music:Mychael Danna   Cinematography:Paul Sarossy   Editor:Susan Shipton   Running time:112 min   Country:Canada   Language:English  Genre:Drama   Subtitle: English Starring:Ian Holm ... Mitchell Stevens,
Caerthan Banks ... Zoe Stevens , Sarah Polley ... Nicole Burnell ,
Tom McCamus ... Sam Burnell , Gabrielle Rose ... Dolores Driscoll

 

   


 


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ҧ:Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 22 nominations

Academy Awards, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Nominated Oscar Best Director
Atom Egoyan
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Atom Egoyan
 
Atlantic Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won Canadian Award Best Canadian Film or Video over 60 Minutes
Atom Egoyan
Also for The Hanging Garden (1997).
Best Canadian Film or Video over 60 Minutes
Thom Fitzgerald
Also for The Hanging Garden (1997).
 
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won BSFC Award Best Supporting Actress
Sarah Polley
 
Cannes Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won FIPRESCI Prize Atom Egoyan
Grand Prize of the Jury Atom Egoyan
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Atom Egoyan
Nominated Palme d''Or Atom Egoyan
 
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Nominated CFCA Award Best Actor
Ian Holm
Best Supporting Actress
Sarah Polley
 
Chlotrudis Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Nominated Chlotrudis Award Best Actress
Sarah Polley
Best Director
Atom Egoyan
Best Movie
 
Csapnivalo Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Golden Slate Best Cinematography
Paul Sarossy
Nominated Golden Slate Best Movie
Best Original Score
Mychael Danna
 
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Nominated FCCA Award Best Foreign Film
 
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won Jury Award Best Film
Atom Egoyan
Tied with Ma vie en rose (1997).
 
Genie Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won Genie Best Achievement in Cinematography
Paul Sarossy
Best Achievement in Direction
Atom Egoyan
Best Motion Picture
Atom Egoyan
Camelia Frieberg
Best Music Score
Mychael Danna
Best Overall Sound
Daniel Pellerin
Keith Elliott
Peter Kelly
Ross Redfern
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Ian Holm
Best Sound Editing
Steve Munro
Sue Conley
Goro Koyama
Andy Malcolm
David Drainie Taylor
Nominated Genie Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design
Phillip Barker
Patricia Cuccia
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Beth Pasternak
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Susan Shipton
Best Original Song
Mychael Danna
Sarah Polley
For the song "The Sweet Hereafter".
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bruce Greenwood
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom McCamus
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Sarah Polley
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Gabrielle Rose
Best Screenplay
Atom Egoyan
 
Independent Spirit Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Won Independent Spirit Award Best Foreign Film
Atom Egoyan
Canada.
 
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Won KCFCC Award Best Actor
Ian Holm
 
National Board of Review, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won NBR Award Best Acting by an Ensemble
Ian Holm
Caerthan Banks
Sarah Polley
Tom McCamus
Gabrielle Rose
Alberta Watson
Maury Chaykin
Stephanie Morgenstern
 
Online Film Critics Society Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Nominated OFCS Award Best Actor
Ian Holm
Best Film
 
Sant Jordi Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won Sant Jordi Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Atom Egoyan
 
Satellite Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Motion Picture Screenplay - Adaption
Atom Egoyan
 
Society of Texas Film Critics Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won STFC Award Best Director
Atom Egoyan
Best Film
 
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Won TFCA Award Best Canadian Film
Best Director
Atom Egoyan
Best Performance, Male
Ian Holm
Best Picture
 
Toronto International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won Best Canadian Feature Film Atom Egoyan
Tied with The Hanging Garden (1997).
 
USC Scripter Award
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Nominated USC Scripter Award Russell Banks (author)
Atom Egoyan (screenplay)
 
Valladolid International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1997 Won Best Director of Photography Paul Sarossy
Also for Affliction (1997).
Golden Spike Atom Egoyan
Youth Jury Award Competition
Atom Egoyan
 
Writers Guild of Canada
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Won WGC Award Atom Egoyan
 

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town''s children. A lawyer visits the victims'' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing.


One of the great ones, but not for all tastes
16 September 2004 | by Carl_Tait (New York, NY)

"The Sweet Hereafter" was arguably the best film of the 1990s and is one of my twenty favorite movies of all time. Everything comes together perfectly: fine characterization and acting (especially by Ian Holm), beautiful photography, and a hypnotic musical score featuring Armenian folk instruments. The mood is deeply elegiac but never maudlin or weepy. There''s not a false note in the movie.

But don''t worry; I''m not going to start screaming, "If you don''t like this movie, you just don''t understand it! Go back to your Hollywood pablum, you cretinous moron!" That''s a stupid argument in any case, and especially so here. There are going to be some people -- including a few art-house fans -- who will find this movie slow and tedious. For me and many others, however, the film is a masterpiece.

 



 

 





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