A Portrait of Arshile

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  • 1995
  • Nonemin
A Portrait of Arshile
  • English, Armenian

Egoyan juxtaposes home-video images of his son Arshile with a self-portrait of the famed Armenian artist, Arshile Gorky; Egoyan narrates in English, while his wife narrates in Armenian. The self-portrait made from a photo of the artist as a child at the time of the great massacre of the Armenians is used as a focus for meditations on the nature of self-awareness, artistic expression, and the relationship between the artist and the viewer.

Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan Director, Writer

Production Companies

Ego Film Arts