The film Laurence Anyways Xavier Dolan receives top honors at TIFF
The director of 23 years has tried to repress the tears of joy that pointed in his eyes when he accepted the $ 30,000 reward that comes with this honor, admitting the passage he was afraid that his film “fell into oblivion “.
The young man behind this story of love and sex – male and female, for “Laurence Anyways discusses transsexuality – is now in the course of the great, because the filmmakers last two films from Quebec who won the Best Film Canadian TIFF continued their road to Oscar.
The “Monsieur Lazhar” by Philippe Falardeau was the winner in this category last year, and the film “Incendies” by Denis Villeneuve was that of the previous year. Both works were later nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
Dolan said about him that he does not dare to dream of similar honors for “Laurence Anyways,” which follows the relationship that a man enjoys tranny decade with a woman, played by actress Suzanne Clément.
“It would be a bold choice,” says Dolan, whose film will be presented in Toronto next week before invading other Canadian cities Anglophones.
“We usually find war movies, not movies social [...] I prefer not to dream. I do not know the choice of Canada. I wish they would choose my film, but that’s all I can say. The competition is fierce as “War Witch” and several other films could be selected to represent Canada. “
In addition, the film “Silver Linings Playbook”, by American director David Owen Russell, took a step closer to the Oscars, putting his hand on the audience award, which is often an indicator of the success of a work to receive American film great evening.
Toronto moviegoers have previously crowned “The King’s Speech,” “Precious” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” which subsequently received numerous Oscar nominations. The political thriller “Argo,” directed by Ben Affleck, was second in this category.
The prize for the best first films were awarded to directors Jason and Brandon Cronenberg Bruxton for “Antiviral” and “Blackbird”, respectively. The filmmakers and pocketed $ 15,000 each.