TIFF awards

Rob Schwartz gangamati
Mon Oct 30 00:53:31 EST 2006

I heard from reliable sources that Maco Muller fought hard for Forgiveness
(my choice as well) but couldn't get enough people on his side.

The critics should have ranked it last. OSS 117 is NOT a prize winning film,
the decision is extremely disappointing and raises some serious questions.

On 10/30/06, Jason Gray <loaded_films at yahoo.co.jp> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.screendaily.com/story.asp?storyid=28324
> http://www.screendaily.com/story.asp?storyid=28307
> jason
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