Atom Egoyan and Exoticism

From "Exotica", an interview between Cynthia Fuchs and Atom Egoyan about the release of his film "Exotica" in 1994.

"To me, the obvious definition of the exotic is something outside our immediate experience. So there's all these classic elements of the exotic: the exoticism of race, the exoticism of music, the environment, the exoticism of sexual icons. But ultimately the exoticism that really drives the film is the exoticism that we feel towards our own experience, that point at which our own memory and our own relationship to the things that are closest to us become exotic."

-Atom Egoyan