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World Premiere of Atom Egoyan’s Opera-Inspired SEVEN VEILS With Amanda Seyfried at TIFF

Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s opera-inspired Seven Veils, starring Amanda Seyfried as a tortured theatre director, gets its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today.

Earnest theatre director Jeanine (Amanda Seyfried) has been given the task of remounting her former mentor’s most famous work, the opera Salome. Haunted by dark and disturbing memories from her past, Jeanine allows her repressed trauma to colour the present as she re-enters the opera world after so many years away. 

Filmed in Toronto last winter, Seven Veils features the Canadian Opera Company’s Ambur Braid as Salome and Michael Kupfer-Radecky as John the Baptist from its most recent production of Salome, also directed by Atom Egoyan.

I first produced Salome for the Canadian Opera Company almost thirty years ago and have been haunted by its themes. This is a project I’ve been dreaming about for years and it’s such a thrill to be reunited with Amanda after the amazing experience we had together making Chloe. — Atom Variety.

Atom Egoyan directing Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore in Chloe, 2009.

Related: Atom Egoyan’s The Seven Veils With Amanda Seyfried Starts Filming in Toronto

Seven Veils:

Working title: The Enchanted.

Toronto filming dates: February 13 2023 – March 12 2023.

Writer & Director: Atom Egoyan.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Liddiard, Douglas Smith, Mark O’Brien, Vinessa Antoine, Ambur Braid, Michael Kupfer-Radecky.

Producers: Rhombus Media, Ego Film Arts production, Telefilm Canada, Cinetic Media, IPR.VC, XYZ Films, Canadian Opera Company.

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