Atonement played this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, where we didn’t have a chance to review it (along with 250-odd other films) but, for five lucky readers that won’t matter, as we’re giving away five double passes for a promotional screening of Atonement on Wednesday December 5th at 7 p.m. at the SilverCity Yonge and Eglinton, before it opens in theaters on Friday December 7th.
Based on Ian McEwan’s best-selling (and Booker Prize nominated) book, the film is directed by Joe Wright (director of 2005’s Pride and Prejudice) and stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. If you’re familiar with the story already you’ll already know it would do a great disservice to reveal too much, but the plot opens in summer, 1935, with 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) sees her older sister Cecilia (Knightley) strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house––while their housekeeper’s son Robbie Turner (McAvoy) watches. Where the story evolves from there we’ll keep under wraps.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply let us know: What mistake have you made in your life that you wish you could make atonement for? It doesn’t have to be anything serious (in fact, we’d prefer if it wasn’t) but if you ever mixed a pot of fake puke at home and threw it all over a movie theater, or something, we want to hear about it!*
The contest closes at midnight on Wednesday the 28th of November.
[Edit: The contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!]
*If you win, please don’t bring a pot of fake puke to the screening.