SFS Talkies : The Adjuster, directed by Atom Egoyan (R21)
||Film screening of Atom Egoyan\'s film The Adjuster.
There will be a discussion after the film.
||7 November 2009 (Saturday), 1:00 p.m.
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Runtime: 1 hour and 42 min.
Country: Canada Year: 1991
What happens when two very strange and disfunctional couples meet? Noah Renders is a sensitive insurance adjuster who takes care of the psychological and physical needs of his clients as well as having sex with them. Hera, who is Noah's wife, is a film censor who secretly records the pornographic films that she rates in order to show them to her older sister. Bubba and Mimi like to act out bizarre fantasties in elaborate settings. One day, the Renders get an offer to vacate their home for a "film shoot" by Bubba and Mimi. Both couples discover how poorly adjusted their lives and those of others can be. This black comedy is Atom Egoyan's 4th feature film. The story was inspired by a fire in his parents' furniture business in Victoria, Canada.
Awards: Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival, 1991 Special Jury Prize, Moscow Internationl Film Festival, 1991
‘I have made a film that concerns an insurance adjuster, some film censors, an ex-football player, an aspiring cheerleader, a podiatrist, an actress, a lamp merchant, a butterfly collector and the devoted staff of a large motel. Everyone is doing what they are doing for a reason, which is never the reason. I wanted to make a film about believable people doing believable things in an unbelievable way.’ - Atom Egoyan