The article discusses the spatial-temporal articulation of ‘unbelonging-ness’ in Atom Egoyan’s film Calendar. The film shows the different ways a photographer and his wife, both Canadians of Armenian descent, relate to Armenia during their first visit to the country; their different ways of acknowledging their diasporic identity emerge during and after the journey. Drawing on Deleuze’s notion of the time image, the article also discusses how the stylistic choice of using different cinematic modes of representation, for Armenia and Toronto respectively, as well as the ‘epistolarity’ of the film, expressed in different media, redefine the imagined relation between the place of origin and the space of present life.

‘Diasporic Identities and the Migration of Forms in Atom Egoyan’s Calendar’

CIMITILE, Anna Maria
2009

Abstract

The article discusses the spatial-temporal articulation of ‘unbelonging-ness’ in Atom Egoyan’s film Calendar. The film shows the different ways a photographer and his wife, both Canadians of Armenian descent, relate to Armenia during their first visit to the country; their different ways of acknowledging their diasporic identity emerge during and after the journey. Drawing on Deleuze’s notion of the time image, the article also discusses how the stylistic choice of using different cinematic modes of representation, for Armenia and Toronto respectively, as well as the ‘epistolarity’ of the film, expressed in different media, redefine the imagined relation between the place of origin and the space of present life.
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