I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way.
When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.
The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.
I suppose I had these concerns but I really felt that I had to keep my scope very, very concentrated.
It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration.
There is a certain moment in the film when the son is in the nursing home and he goes to the television and turns it off because he sees himself in the image.
You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it's really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten.
That's a very odd notion because it involves seeing money up there on the screen - if something cost $5 million to make, they want to see that $5 million up there.
The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.