YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—Armenian-Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s new film, “Remember,” will premiere on September 10 at the Venice Film Festival.
The film stars Christopher Plummer as an Israeli Holocaust survivor, who sets out on a path of revenge after discovering that the Nazi guard who murdered his family 70 years before is still alive and living in America.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Egoyan said that Plummer plays a Holocaust survivor with early stages of dementia who thinks he has found someone responsible for killing his family in Auschwitz and goes on a mission of revenge, but keeps forgetting why.
Egoyan last worked with Plummer on “Ararat,” his 2002 film which deals with the impact of the Armenian Genocide on later generations.
In response to a question asking whether there were any parallels between Plummer’s characters in “Ararat” and “Remember,” Egoyan said that they are two different characters.
“But it is interesting that on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, I am making a film called ‘Remember’ which [deals] with this issue of acknowledging the past and notions of repressed or elective memory and how we understand trauma.”