Denis Villeneuve and his flick “Enemy” was the big winner at the 2014 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, which were held last night during a gala event in Toronto – the movie won for the 2014 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.
Villeneuve beat out two other competitors – Michael Dowse’s “The F Word” and Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy.” All three directors who were up for the coveted prize hail from Montreal.
“By embracing this nervy psychodrama, our critics have plucked a dark gem from art-house obscurity and held it up to the light,” said TFCA president Brian D. Johnson (The Globe and Mail). He also went on to say to CBC News, “All three Canadian finalists are Montreal directors, but their films could not be more different,” said TFCA president Brian Johnson. “With Enemy, Denis Villeneuve ventured onto David Cronenberg’s home turf and took no prisoners. By embracing this nervy psychodrama, our critics held it up to the light.”
This is the third time winning the best film award – Villeneuve also won with “Polytechnique” (2009) and for “Incendies” the following year.
Other winners from last night’s gala include:
Best Actor: Tom Hardy for his role in “Locke”
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard for her work in “The Immigrant”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel”