Creepy view of alienation due to mass media that gets my vote for Egoyan's most abstract film. The narrative is in two pieces - strand one has photographer Egoyan and wife Arsinée Khanjian in Armenia for a calendar project and strand two has Egoyan wining and dining various women, with every single encounter following a disturbingly similar pattern. Its experimental nature doesn't lead to a conclusion that's really satisfying - the "Egoyan" character is pathological ... so what? - though the methodical pacing and 'detached' camera create a mood of stagnant menace.
Director: Atom Egoyan
Year Released: 1993