Year: 2002
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, David Alpay, Christopher Plummer, Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Brent Carver, Marie-Josee Croze, Arsinee Khanjian, Simon Abkarian, Raoul Bhaneja, Sevaan Franks, Balazs Koós, Max Morrow, Shant Srabian
Director: Atom Egoyan
Countries: Canada / France
USA: 116 mins
UK: 115 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, sexuality/nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent strong violence and language, and one sex scene
USA Release Date: 15 November 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 18 April 2003


ARARAT is Atom Egoyan's most provocative film to date. It is a story about truth and denial, on both an intimate and a grand scale. The estranged members of a contemporary Armeninan family are faced both with Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past and with their own concentrated present. A mother who only wants peace, a young woman who wants nothing but retribution, and a young man whose journey to uncover his roots is jeopardising his future. Told in Egoyan's trademark elliptical style, ARARAT is at once a mysterious and powerful story about determining truth.