Archive of films Chloe / Chloe
USA / Canada / France
2009, 96 min
From the outside, Catherine and David Stewart are a successful couple whose talented son is the cherry on top of their perfection. But one day she is gripped by the suspicion that David is being unfaithful. Catherine decides to test his fidelity by putting temptation in his way in the form of a prostitute named Chloe.... In an intimate thriller about infidelity and trust, director Atom Egoyan explores various aspects of interpersonal relationships à la his legendary Exotica (1994).
Catherine Stewart is a gynecologist, and from the outside she and her husband David seem like a successful couple whose talented son only enhances their perfection. But one day she is gripped by the suspicion that David is being unfaithful. Catherine decides to test her husband’s fidelity by putting temptation in his path. But she has no idea that Chloe, the beautiful, intelligent, and alluring prostitute she hires, will change her life as well. A fateful interplay of unforeseen circumstances soon threatens the entire family.... In this star-cast intimate thriller about infidelity and trust, director Atom Egoyan explores various aspects of interpersonal relationships à la his legendary Exotica. Like the award-winning 1994 film, Egoyan’s new protagonists, who appear socially and emotionally stable, find themselves in the sway of sexual attraction and financial mechanisms. At the same time, the reasons for Chloe’s behavior as the "woman in the middle” remain well-hidden to the viewer and to those around her.
About the director
Atom Egoyan (b. 1960, Cairo) grew up in Canada yet has Armenian roots (a topic he investigated in Calendar, 1993). A graduate of Toronto University (1982), he worked in theater and shot several short films. His filmography includes many acclaimed titles: the dramas Family Viewing (1987), Speaking Parts (1989), and The Adjuster (1991); the erotic story Exotica (1994 – FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes); the drama The Sweet Hereafter (1997 – Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay; Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes; 1998 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film); the thriller Felicia’s Journey (1999); the war story Ararat (2002); and the drama Where the Truth Lies (2005). He also contributed the segment "En passant” to the story showcase Montréal vu par... (1991). Egoyan directs for the theater as well.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Screenplay:||Erin Cressida Wilson|
|Dir. of Photography:||Paul Sarossy|
|Producer:||Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Jeffrey Clifford|
|Production:||Studio Canal, Montecito Picture Company|
|Cast:||Julliane Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Max Thieriot|
|Contact:||SPI International Czech Republic, Sony Pictures Entertainment|
|Distributor:||SPI International Czech Republic|