Seven Veils

Theatre director Jeanine is tasked with the revival of her former mentor and lover’s most famous work, a staging of the opera “Salome”. While working on the production, which deals with the trauma of the lead character Salome, Jeanine has to renegotiate several relationships in her own life. At the same time, her journey intersects with those of several singers and crew members in the production in unexpected ways. As the opening night draws closer, these various desires and ambitions begin to collide and the story of Salome takes on new meaning for Jeanine.
by Atom Egoyan
with Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Liddiard, Douglas Smith, Mark O’Brien, Vinessa Antoine
Canada 2023 English, German, Subtitles: English, German 109' Colour International premiere


  • Amanda Seyfried (Jeanine)
  • Rebecca Liddiard (Clea)
  • Douglas Smith (Luke)
  • Mark O’Brien (Paul)
  • Vinessa Antoine (Rachel)
  • Ambur Braid (Ambur/Salome)
  • Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Johan/John the Baptist/Jokanaan)
  • Michael Schade (Herod)


DirectorAtom Egoyan
ScreenplayAtom Egoyan
CinematographyPaul Sarossy
EditingDavid Wharnsby
MusicMychael Danna
Sound DesignSteven Munro
SoundTrevor Goulet
Production DesignPhillip Barker
CostumesDebra Hanson
Make-UpDiane Mazur
CastingJohn Buchan, Jason Knight
ProducersNiv Fichman, Atom Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst
Executive ProducersNate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian, Nick Spicer, Maxime Cottray, Noah Segal, Adrian Love, John Sloss
Co-ProducerSteve Solomos

Produced by

Rhombus Media

Toronto, Canada

Ego Film Arts

Toronto, Canada

World Sales

XYZ Films

Los Angeles, USA

Atom Egoyan

Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1960, he grew up in Canada. His 19 feature films and related theatre, opera and art installation projects have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix, the FIPRESCI Award and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Cannes, two Oscar nominations, eight Canadian Screen Awards, prizes from the National Board of Review and the Best International Adaptation award at the Frankfurt Book Fair. After the Forum screened several of his films in the 1990s, he was President of the International Jury at the 2003 Berlinale.

Filmography (selection)

1987 Family Viewing 1989 Speaking Parts 1991 The Adjuster 1993 Calendar 1994 Exotica 1997 The Sweet Hereafter · Sweet Sarabande 1999 Felicia’s Journey 2002 Ararat 2005 Where the Truth Lies 2008 Adoration 2009 Chloe 2014 The Captive 2015 Remember 2019 Guest of Honour 2023 Seven Veils

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