AFTER THOUGHTS | The Sweet Hereafter


Atom Egoyan is one of the most celebrated filmmakers on the contemporary scene, whose work has earned him numerous awards at international film festivals, as well as two Academy Award nominations. Raised in Canada, Egoyan’s nuanced films draw heavily on his Armenian heritage as well as themes of trauma, displacement and power. Nadifa Mohamed was born in Somalia and moved to Britain in 1986. She is the author of the award-winning novels Black Mamba Boy and The Orchard of Lost Souls and was counted among Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. Her latest book, The Fortune Men, is out with Penguin in May. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions on The Sweet Hereafter, the creative limits of literature and film, and translating stories for new mediums.  


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