Atom Egoyan casts himself as the lead character in Calendar. He portrays a shutterbug who brings an array of different women to his apartment. Every time one of the women makes a phone call, the character notices a calendar consisting of photographs he took while in Armenia. The film flashes back to the time he took each of the photos.
Traveling through Armenia with his wife, he does not share his wife's interest in the history behind the locations he is photographing. The wife eventually leaves him, and the film ends with him attempting to end their estrangement.
This project began after Egoyan, whose ancestors were Armenian, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Moscow Film Festival for his 1991 film The Adjuster.