Felicia’s Journey (1999)

UK, Canada, 1999
35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), colour, 2.35:1
Dolby Digital, English

A British/Canadian borderline horror film directed by Atom Egoyan.

Plot Summary

Hilditch, a lonely catering manager, is becoming dangerously obsessed with TV chef Gala. One day, he meets Felicia, a young Irish woman newly arrived in England in search of her boyfriend who relocated to find work. Hilditch seems friendly enough and even recommends a boarding house to her. But Hilditch is in fact seriously unhinged and has already assaulted dozens of young women. Will Felicia be his next victim?


Directed by: Atom Egoyan
© 1999 Marquis Films Limited and Screenventures XLII Productions Limited an Alliance Atlantis company
Icon Entertainment International presents an Icon production in association with Alliance Atlantis Pictures. A film by Atom Egoyan. Produced with the participation of The Movie Network. The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
Executive Producers: Paul Tucker, Ralph Kamp
Producer: Bruce Davey
Co-Producer: Robert Lantos
Associate Producer: Karen Glasser
Screenplay by: Atom Egoyan
Based on the Novel by: William Trevor
Director of Photography: Paul Sarossy
Editor: Susan Shipton
Music: Mychael Danna
Production Sound Mixer: Brian Simmons
Costume Designer: Sandy Powell
Make-up Designer: Morag Ross
Hair Designer: Stevie Hall
Special Effects: Effects Associates
Production Designer: Jim Clay

Bob Hoskins (Hilditch)
Elaine Cassidy (Felicia)
Claire Benedict (Miss Calligary)
Brid Brennan (Mrs Lysaght)
Peter McDonald (Johnny)
Gerard McSorley (Felicia’s father)
Arsinée Khanjian (Gala)
Sheila Reid (Iris)
Nizwar Karanj (Sidney)
Ali Yassine (customs officer)
Kriss Dosanjh (salesman)
Maire Stafford (Felicia’s great grandmother)
Gavin Kelty (Shay Mulroone)
Mark Hadfield (television director)
Danny Turner (young Hilditch)
Susan Parry (Salome)
Jean Marlow (old woman)
Sidney Cole (Ethiopian)
Barry McGovern (gatherer)
Sandra Voe (jumble sale woman)

Alternative Titles

Le Voyage de Félicia – Canada (France)

Includes extracts from
Salome (1953)



  • Entertainment Weekly no.513 (19 November 1999) p.111 – review (The Dark Side by Lisa Schwarzbaum)
  • epd Film vol.17 no.2 (1 February 2000) pp.41-42 – review (Atom Egoyan führt ein Mädchen in die Obhut eines Serienkillers by Heike-Melba Fendel)
  • Variety vol.375 no.2 (24 May 1999) pp.65-66 – review (by Emanuel Levy)


  • Diário de Notícias 19 November 1999 – review (by João Miguel Tavares)
  • Göteborgs-Posten 10 December 1999 p.51 – review (Hoskins blida monster behärskar varje scen by Monika Tunbäck-Hanson)
  • Svenska Dagbladet 10 December 1999 – review (Godhetens andra sida by Jeanette Gentele)