Shot in February-March range this year, Atom Egoyan‘s Seven Veils will have quickly jettisoned into a release in 2023 with Toronto Intl. Film Festival making a one film title (instead of several dozens) announcement today. Egoyan’s 18th feature film will have its World Premiere screening on September 10th – and is part of the Special Presentations section. This is only the third title announced by the festival as they the navigate the trouble waters resulting from the actor’s strike.
Starring Amanda Seyfried with Rebecca Liddiard, Douglas Smith, Mark O’Brien, and Vinessa Antoine, this sees Seyfried (Chloe), who plays Jeanine, an earnest theatre director tasked with 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.