Director, Writer, Producer
Born in Egypt to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada. Both his parents were painters, and he planned to be a playwright, but after making a short film, he became hooked on telling stories visually. Returned to ethnic "homeland" when he filmed Calendar (1993) in Armenia. Won attention at the Sundance Film Festival for earlier work, ...
Born: July 19, 1960
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Known for: The Sweet Hereafter (1997), The Captive (2014), Exotica (1994), Where the Truth Lies (2005)