Sunday, September 19, 2010

"The King's Speech" Rules @ TIFF

Director Tom Hooper's British/Australian feature "The King's Speech" won the 'fan fave' award @ TIFF 2010 September 19, starring actors Colin Firth as a stammering 'King George VI', Geoffrey Rush as his Australian speech therapist and Helena Bonham Carter as the 'Queen Mother'.

Quebec director Denis Villeneuve's French-language family drama, "Incendies," was named best Canadian film, winning a $30,000 prize, as well as a US pickup with Sony Pictures. "Incedies" is based on the 2003 play by Montreal playwright Wajdi Mouawad.

Canadian director Deborah Chow won $15,000 for 'the best first feature' with her bilingual drama "The High Cost of Living," starring Zach Braff as a drug dealer and Isabelle Blais as a pregnant Montrealer.

Other TIFF winners included Sturla Gunnarsson's "Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie", Vincent Biron's "Les Fleurs de l'age" and Jim Mickle's "Stake Land" (USA).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The King's Speech"...