Borderlines FIlm Festival

Where The Truth Lies (18)

Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Colin Firth, Kevin Bacon, Alison Lohman
Canada, 2005, 1 hour 47 minutes

When a hotel maid turns up naked and dead in the room of popular fifties double act Lanny & Vince, it signals the end of their careers. Fifteen years later a young journalist is intent on uncovering the truth, but she is soon drawn into a world where nothing is quite what it seems. As fragments of the ‘truth’ are pieced together from flashbacks, memoirs and conversations, it is clear that everything and everyone has to be constantly reassessed. Touching on familiar Egoyan themes of voyeurism, corruption and the subjectivity of memory, this is a stylish, twisted thriller that features flawless performances from Firth and Bacon as the debonair, sleazy duo.

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