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Arsinée Khanjian is a Actor and Co-Producer Canadienne born on 6 september 1958 at Beirut (Liban)

Arsinée Khanjian

Arsinée Khanjian
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Nationality Canada
Birth 6 september 1958 (63 years) at Beirut (Liban)
Awards Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Arsinée Khanjian (Western Armenian: Արսինէ Խանճեան, Eastern Armenian: Արսինե Խանջյան; born 6 September 1958) is an Armenian-Canadian actress and producer. In addition to her independent work and stage roles, she is regularly cast by her husband, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, in his films. She has a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish from Concordia University and a master's degree in political science from the University of Toronto. Her husband, Egoyan, credits her for inspiring him to further explore his Armenian roots. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their son, Arshile.

Khanjian was a jury member for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.


La famille de Khanjian émigre du Liban au Canada, à Montréal (Québec) lorsqu'Arsinée a 17 ans. Elle étudie le théâtre au Conservatoire Lassalle et obtient une licence en espagnol et en français de l'Université Concordia. Alors qu'elle répète une pièce de théâtre à Montréal, elle rencontre le cinéaste Atom Egoyan, qui fait un casting pour Next of Kin (1984). Après avoir décroché le premier rôle dans le film d'Egoyan, Khanjian s'installe à Toronto et obtient une maîtrise en sciences politiques de l'Université de Toronto. Elle devient l'épouse, la muse et l'actrice fétiche d'Egoyan et joue dans pratiquement tous ses films, notamment Exotica (1994), De beaux lendemains (1997), Ararat (2002), La Vérité nue (2005), et Adoration (2008).

Khanjian fait également du théâtre et joue dans la version française de Dancing at Lughnasa de Brian Friel, ainsi que dans plusieurs films français dont Irma Vep (1996) et Fin août, début septembre (1998) d'Olivier Assayas, Code inconnu (2000) de Michael Haneke avec Juliette Binoche, À ma sœur ! (2001) de Catherine Breillat, Le Mas des alouettes (2007) des frères Taviani et Poupoupidou (2011) de Gérald Hustache-Mathieu.

Usually with

Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan
(15 films)
Mychael Danna
Mychael Danna
(12 films)
Paul Sarossy
Paul Sarossy
(10 films)
Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(5 films)
Robert Lantos
Robert Lantos
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Arsinée Khanjian (28 films)

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Guest of Honour
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland, Gage Munroe, Arsinée Khanjian, John Bourgeois
Roles Anna
Rating58% 2.9051152.9051152.9051152.9051152.905115
Jim fait face à sa fille Veronica, âgée d'une vingtaine d'années, qui souhaite rester emprisonnée pour une agression sexuelle dont elle se sait innocente. Mais leur relation va se compliquer lorsque le passé va refaire surface.
Lost in Armenia, 1h30
Directed by Serge Avédikian
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Patrick Chesnais, Arsinée Khanjian
Roles Tzarkanoush
Rating62% 3.1393453.1393453.1393453.1393453.139345
En se trompant de route, un homme se retrouve en Arménie contre sa volonté. Une partie des gens sur place le prennent pour leur sauveur, les autres pensent que cet individu ne va leur apporter que du malheur.
Atlit (2015)
, 1h31
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Géraldine Nakache, Judith Chemla, Yaël Abecassis, Arsinée Khanjian, Makram J. Khoury
Roles Mona
Rating59% 2.9889952.9889952.9889952.9889952.988995
Israël, 1995, la paix est enfin tangible. Dans la petite ville d’Atlit, Cali retrouve ses deux sœurs, Darel et Asia, pour vendre la maison héritée de leurs parents. Entre complicité et fous rires réapparaissent les doutes et les vieilles querelles, ainsi que d’étranges convives qui sèment un joyeux bordel. Le 4 novembre, Yitzhak Rabin est assassiné, le processus de paix est anéanti mais les trois sœurs refusent d’abandonner l’espoir.
The Captive, 1h52
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Greenwood, Mireille Enos, Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand
Roles Diane
Rating59% 2.9500852.9500852.9500852.9500852.950085
At a police station in Niagara Falls, Ontario, new detective Jeffrey Cornwall is sitting down for a job interview with Nicole Dunlop who works in the Internet Child Exploitation Unit. He recoils in disgust after seeing the images related to open cases and Nicole tells him that these are the images he will have to see every day. Meanwhile, Niagara Falls resident Matthew Lane picks his nine year old daughter Cassandra up from the arena after her figure skating practice. He comments that her wearing one white skate and one black skate is an unnecessary gimmick given her skill. On the way back, Matthew stops to pick up pie, leaving Cassandra in the car. Minutes later he returns to find her missing and calls out to no success. He reports the abduction to the police station where Dunlop and Cornwall are assigned to the case. Cassandra's mother Tina Lane arrives and breaks down in a fit of fury directed at Matthew.
The Cut
The Cut (2014)
, 2h18
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Arsinée Khanjian, Kevork Malikyan, Hindi Zahra, Trine Dyrholm
Roles Frau Nakashian
Rating59% 2.9518852.9518852.9518852.9518852.951885
Pendant le génocide arménien, Nazareth Manoogian est déporté de son village natal de Mardin, en Turquie. Après les déportations, il apprend que ses filles pourraient être encore vivantes et parcourt le monde pour les retrouver. Allant d'Alep au Liban dans un orphelinat, puis traversant l'atlantique comme mousse pour Cuba et finalement aux États-Unis dans le Minnesota puis à Ruso, Dakota du Nord.
Eden (2014)
, 2h11
Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Musical
Actors Greta Gerwig, Golshifteh Farahani, Félix de Givry, Brady Corbet, Laura Smet, Vincent Lacoste
Roles La mère de Paul
Rating63% 3.195273.195273.195273.195273.19527
The film follows the rise and fall of Paul, a DJ who pioneered the French touch - a type of electronic dance music that became widely popular in the 1990s.
Nobody Else But You, 1h36
Directed by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Olivier Rabourdin, Joséphine de Meaux, Arsinée Khanjian
Roles Juliette Geminy
Rating65% 3.295583.295583.295583.295583.29558
During his holidays on the countryside, David Rousseau, an author of crime novels, investigates the death of a beautiful young woman named Candice. He discovers that Candice had modeled her life and career after Marilyn Monroe. Rousseau refuses to believe she has committed suicide. Teaming up with a local policeman, he seeks to prove that Candice was murdered.
Adoration (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about terrorism
Actors Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsinée Khanjian, Kenneth Welsh, Noam Jenkins
Roles Sabine
Rating62% 3.149353.149353.149353.149353.14935
High school French teacher Sabine reads to her class as a translation exercise a French newspaper report of a terrorist who planted a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend. If the bomb had detonated, it would have killed her, her unborn child, and many others, but it was discovered in time by Israeli security personnel. Egoyan based the story partly on the 1986 Hindawi affair.
The Lark Farm, 2h2
Directed by Frères Taviani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Andrea Rivera, Ángela Molina, Arsinée Khanjian, Tchéky Karyo
Roles Armineh
Rating64% 3.2478153.2478153.2478153.2478153.247815
The story, drawn from La masseria delle allodole, the best-selling novel by Antonia Arslan, tells about the Avakian clan, an Armenian family living in Turkey and having two houses. The Avakians feel convinced that the rising tide of Turkish hostility on the horizon means little to them and will scarcely affect their day to day. The Avakians do not pay attention to the warning signs, and set about preparing for a family reunion with the impending visit of two well-to-do sons - landowner Aram, who resides in Turkey, and Assadour, a physician living in Venice. These illusions come crashing down when a Turkish military regiment crops up at the house, annihilates every male member of the family and forces the ladies to trek off into the Syrian desert, where they will be left to rot. With them goes one of the little boys of the family, who was dressed into a girl in order not to be killed. Meanwhile, a handsome Turkish officer (Moritz Bleibtreu) falls in love with Aram's daughter and makes an aggressive attempt to deliver her from certain death, even as the circumstances surrounding him attest to the astounding difficulty of doing so.
Sabah (2005)

Directed by Ruba Nadda
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Arsinée Khanjian, Shawn Doyle, Aaron Abrams, David Alpay
Roles Sabah
Rating67% 3.3938853.3938853.3938853.3938853.393885
Sabah is a 40-year-old single immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family. She is responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority figure.
Where the Truth Lies, 1h47
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, Rachel Blanchard, Sonja Bennett, David Hayman
Roles Publishing Executive
Rating64% 3.2483253.2483253.2483253.2483253.248325
In 1957, immediately after co-hosting a 39-hour-long polio telethon in a Miami television studio, entertainers Lanny Morris and Vince Collins fly north to open the new showroom of a New Jersey hotel run by mobster Sally San Marco, who has intimidated them into appearing in order to improve his own image. In their New Jersey hotel suite, shortly after their arrival, the nude body of Miami college student Maureen O'Flaherty is found in a bathtub.
Ararat (2002)
, 1h55
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War
Themes French war films, Political films
Actors Charles Aznavour, Christopher Plummer, Arsinée Khanjian, David Alpay, Eric Bogosian, Marie-Josée Croze
Roles Ani
Rating61% 3.050963.050963.050963.050963.05096
Mettant en perspective pointilliste l'histoire collective de haine recuite entre peuples, plus particulièrement le génocide arménien en 1915 et l'exil qui a suivi, mais aussi la situation actuelle qui forme des fantômes même pour les destins individuels des générations contemporaines et vivant ailleurs par le truchement d'une famille spécialiste de l'image. Cette histoire est à plusieurs tiroirs et vignettes, notamment pour montrer la difficulté de reconstituer une mémoire que l'on n'a pas pu imposer et d'intégrer la complexité d'une situation par différents points de vue.
Fat Girl
Fat Girl (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, La sexualité des mineurs, Films about pedophilia, Films about virginity
Actors Roxane Mesquida, Arsinée Khanjian, Libero De Rienzo, Romain Goupil, Laura Betti, Albert Goldberg
Roles Mère
Rating64% 3.248653.248653.248653.248653.24865
Anaïs (Anaïs Reboux) and her older sister, Elena (Roxane Mesquida) are vacationing with their parents on the French seaside. Bored of staying in their vacation home, the two walk into town while discussing relationships and their virginity. Although the highly attractive Elena has been promiscuous, she is saving herself for someone who loves her, while heavy-set, overweight Anaïs thinks it is better to lose one's virginity to a "nobody" just to get it over with.
Code Unknown, 1h57
Directed by Michael Haneke
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, French Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Djibril Kouyaté, Luminița Gheorghiu, Bruno Todeschini
Roles Francine
Rating71% 3.5970753.5970753.5970753.5970753.597075
The film features several different storylines, all of which intersect periodically throughout the film. The film's opening scene features a brief encounter with four of the main characters: Anne Laurent (Juliette Binoche) is an actress working in Paris, and she walks briefly with her boyfriend's younger brother Jean. After they part, Jean throws a piece of garbage at Maria, a homeless woman sitting on the side of the road. Amadou, the child of Malian immigrants, witnesses this and confronts Jean. The two fight, and eventually Amadou and Maria are both taken to a police station for questioning. Amadou is released presumably shortly after, though we learn that he was held, beaten and shamed, but Maria is deported to her native Romania and she reconnects with her family there.
Late August, Early September, 1h52
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Ledoyen, François Cluzet, Jeanne Balibar, Alex Descas, Arsinée Khanjian
Roles Lucie
Rating69% 3.4935153.4935153.4935153.4935153.493515
Gabriel travaille dans le monde de l'édition et propose à son ami Adrien, un écrivain en panne d'inspiration, de réaliser un reportage sur sa vie pour une station régionale de France 3. Ensemble, ils partent pour Mulhouse sur les lieux de l'enfance d'Adrien. Ce dernier se confie à Gabriel sur ses difficultés financières et sur sa carrière de romancier. Gabriel de son côté vit la fin de sa séparation de sa compagne Jenny, avec laquelle il a vécu de nombreuses années et qui continue d'éprouver des sentiments pour lui. Ils sont toujours confrontés à la vente difficile de leur appartement. Gabriel débute pour sa part une histoire intense avec une jeune femme, Anne, passionnée et instable.