The first flex of revered director Atom Egoyan’s distinct tone can be found in his more than capable debut feature Next of Kin (1984), which receives a welcome UK DVD and Blu-ray rerelease this coming Monday (24 June) courtesy of world cinema specialists Artificial Eye. The first of several Egoyan films destined for a DVD and Blu-ray return in the coming months, Next of Kin is certainly one of his most iconic works. To celebrate this reissue of Next of Kin, we have THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Next of Kin follows Peter (Patrick Tierney), a young man who is having problems with his family. Catatonically unhappy, he undergoes video-therapy with his domineering parents. At the clinic, he comes across the videotapes of a troubled Armenian family who, twenty years earlier, gave up their infant son to a foster home. Egoyan’s sly comedy explores the unexpected outcome of Peter presenting himself, cuckoo-style, as this family’s long-lost son.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Blu-ray copies of Next of Kin, just answer the following simple question:

What nationality is Next of Kin director Atom Egoyan?

a) American
b) British

c) Canadian

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Next of Kin’), answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Atom Egoyan’s Next of Kin is rereleased on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 24 June, courtesy of Artificial Eye.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 27 June, 2013.

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