Saturday, September 15, 2007

"Eastern Promises" Wins At TIFF...

Sneak Peek's Jacob Dolgy files this report from the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival...

This year's TIFF screened 349 films from 55 countries over 10 days.

"Eastern Promises", the latest film from director David "Scanners" Cronenberg, won the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival's top prize, the Cadillac People's Choice Award.

"Juno," a comedy from Jason Reitman, about a pregnant teen-ager was the People's Choice first runner-up. Second runner-up was the doc "Body of War," a story told through the eyes of an injured soldier. "La Zona", directed by Rodrigo Pla, won the Fipresci prize, chosen by international critics and awarded to a feature film by an emerging filmmaker. The Diesel Discovery Award, voted on by journalists went to "Cochochi," by Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman. A cultural innovation award went to "Encarnacion" by Argentine director Anahi Berneri.

Actors Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel pose with director David Cronenberg during the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival.