The Sweet Hereafter

Atom Egoyan’s most critically acclaimed film, graced by a pair of Oscar nominations and over 40 international festival prizes, ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ is an emotionally gripping, powerfully affecting portrait of grief, loss and human interconnectivity. Arriving in a small town after a tragic accident, a lawyer visits each member of the community to offer hope and promise financial compensation. But as he delves deeper into their grief he discovers layer upon layer of mystery and tragedy and soon finds himself face to face with his own inner demons. Starring Oscar nominees Ian Holm and Sarah Polley, this beautifully shot adaptation of Russell Banks’ classic novel is a poignant, powerful and truly memorable work of cinema by a master filmmaker at the top of his game.

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Runtime 112 Minutes
Release date 1997