| 墨西哥导演阿加多·蒙特沃德执导的浪漫爱情片《贝拉》，可谓多伦多电影节的一匹黑马，出人意料拿下了电影节大奖——“人民选择奖”。《贝拉》的故事背景发生在纽约，讲述了两个人的生活如何在一天之内完全发生改。电影节开幕前便引发人们极大争议的《总统之死》议，则获得由国际影评人评选的“影评人大奖”。评委会表示，这部讲述布什总统遭暗杀的虚构纪录片“是一次大胆的创新，情节虽然是虚构的，但所揭示的主题却是真实存在的”。“人民选择奖”一贯被电影人视为奥斯卡提名的风向标，以往的幸运儿包括摘得最佳影片奖的《美国丽人》和《烈火战车》；获得2005年最佳外语片奖的《黑帮暴徒》。Alejandro Monteverde of the film Bella poses for portraits intheChanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during theTorontoInternational Film Festival, 10 Septr 2006 inToronto,Canada.Mexican-born director Alejandro Gomez Monteverdesromanticdrama Bella has won the Toronto film festivals top prizeawardedby audiences, but critics picked Death of a President.|
The film about two individuals whose lives converge andturnupside down on a single day in New York City is Monteverdesfirstfeature film.
I really hope that this is not a dream and that I dont wakeupat film school, said Monteverde Saturday. This festival ismyfirst festival. Its my first film. Its my firsteverything.
The film follows cook Jose, played by Eduardo Verastegui, onatour of New York City with a striking, but distraughtwaitress(Tammy Blanchard) whom he barely knows, but tries tocomfort andbegs to know after she is fired from his brothers(Manny Perez)restaurant.
Previously, American Beauty and Chariots of Fire wonOscarsfor best picture after Toronto audiences gave them a nod.
Last years Peoples Choice Award winner Tsotsi went on towinan Oscar for best foreign-language film.
Death of a President about a fictional assassination ofUSPresident George W. Bush, despite poor reviews, won the PrizeofInternational Critics for the audacity with which itdistortsreality, to reveal a larger truth, the jury said inastatement.
British director Gabriel Ranges cautionary tale toldindocumentary style about an October 2007 assassination of BushinChicago amid Iraq war protests mixes archival footagewithnarrative elements to explore the loss of civil liberties,theramifications of war and the manipulation of mass media.
The film has already sparked controversy in the UnitedStatesabout the US presidents world view, fed mostly byBushsdetractors, and others who deemed it inappropriate to bespeakthedeath of a living person, especially a US president.
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