TIFF organizers pick Canada’s Top Ten

TIFF organizers pick Canada’s Top Ten December 12, 2006

Variety and the Canadian Press report that the Toronto International Film Festival’s organizers have released their picks for Canada’s Top Ten of 2006. The ones I have seen are in bold:

Away From Her (dir. Sarah Polley)
Congorama (dir. Philippe Falardeau)
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (dir. Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn)
Manufactured Landscapes (dir. Jennifer Baichwal)
Monkey Warfare (dir. Reginald Harkema)
Radiant City (dir. Gary Burns and Jim Brown)
Sharkwater (dir. Rob Stewart)
Sur La Trace D’Igor Rizzi (dir. Noel Mitrani)
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (dir. Mike Clattenburg)
Un Dimanche a Kigali (dir. Robert Favreau)

Variety notes that the list does not include the box-office champ Bon Cop, Bad Cop — which has “a cume so far of more than C$12.6 million” — and I’d say the film’s omission is well-deserved.

All ten films will be shown at the Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto January 26 – February 3, and at the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver February 22 – 28, and presumably elsewhere as well.

If I wasn’t about to dash out the door, I might post a few thoughts on the few films on that list that I have seen. Maybe later.

Click the years for posts that touch on the 2005 and 2004 lists.

DEC 13 UPDATE: The Globe and Mail weighs in, noting that this list also omits “the most expensive Canadian film, the $11-million zombie comedy Fido (which has yet to open theatrically)”.

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