TIFF awards

Jason Gray loaded_films at yahoo.co.jp
Mon Oct 30 00:28:27 EST 2006

It's true -- Yanagimachi-kantoku did dissent (despite
Jeunet stating that they all agreed quickly on the
winner). He said that while he enjoyed "OSS 117," he
didn't think it was worthy of the top prize. He stressed
that the entries from Asia were stronger. I don't think
jury member Marco Muller cared either way, as he was
focusing his praise on Patrick Tam's "After This Our
Exile," the first Winds of Asia title to also grab a prize
in the competition category (Best Artistic Contribution).

Interestingly, in the TIFF daily newspaper there was an
ongoing poll of 7 of Japan's major (most widely read?)
critics which ranked "OSS 117" dead last, while Sakamoto
Junji's "Awaking" was at the top. 

If anybody happens to subscribe to Screen Daily, I did
post-TIFF and TIFFCOM/TPG write-ups:



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