Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive” selected for Cannes 2014 competitive program

The Cannes Film Festival has announced the official selection of films vying for the prestigious Palme d’Or, and also revealed which movies will be screened in the ‘out of competition’ selection. This year’s official competition includes Canadian Armenian director Atom Egoyan’s ‘The Captive.”

Egoyan’s The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds as a man looking for his kidnapped daughter, is his sixth competition film.

Starring the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, the synopsis for the psychological thriller is as follows: A pick up truck pulls off the highway at a diner. Confident that his young daughter is safe in the back seat and promising to return with ice cream, the father slips out of his truck and into the diner. When he returns, she is gone.

The Captive examines how this kidnapping destroys the relationships among those involved. As the film teases out the complex threads weaving together the victim, her family, the predators and the investigators, the mystery is revealed as to what happened to the child during the eight years she was missing.

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