2006 Toronto International Film Festival
|2006 Toronto International Film Festival|
|Opening film||The Journals of Knud Rasmussen|
|Closing film||Amazing Grace|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Hosted by||Toronto International Film Festival Group|
|Number of films||352 films|
|Festival date||September 7, 2006–September 16, 2006|
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 7 to September 16, 2006. Opening the festival was Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, a film that "explores the history of the Inuit people through the eyes of a father and daughter."
In a press release dated June 27, 2006, twenty-six international film selections were announced which previously premiered at major film festivals worldwide. Of the films announced, twenty-five of them will receive their North American premiere.
Among the many anticipated films were Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Volver by Pedro Almodóvar, Election 2 (aka Triad Election) by Johnnie To, The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky and The Host by Bong Joon-ho.
Bella took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the highly-coveted "People's Choice Award", a distinction which puts them in the company of such Oscar-winning films as Chariots of Fire, American Beauty, Life Is Beautiful, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hotel Rwanda. Last year's winner of the "People's Choice" Award, Tsotsi, won an Oscar for best foreign-language film.
Bella marks the feature directorial debut for Alejandro Monteverde, who also co-wrote its original screenplay with Patrick Million. Bella features Manuel Perez, Angélica Aragón, Jaime Terelli and Ali Landry. Bella was produced by Sean Wolfington, Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino, Alejandro Monteverde and Denise Pinckley and executive produced by J. Eustace Wolfington, Ana Wolfington and Stephen McEveety. The film was financed by producers Sean Wolfingtonand Eustace Wolfington. McEveety (Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Passion of the Christ) consulted on the script and signed on as an Executive Producer to help market the movie. Bella is McEveety's first release under his nascent Mpower Films moniker and marks his first feature since ankling Mel Gibson's Icon productions.
- The People's Choice Award, presented to Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's Bella.
- The Diesel Discovery Award, presented to Joachim Trier's Reprise.
- The Fipresci Prize, presented to Gabriel Range's Death of a President.
- The Citytv Award for Best Canadian First Feature, presented to Noël Mitrani's Sur la trace d'Igor Rizzi.
- The Toronto – City Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, presented to Jennifer Baichwal's documentary Manufactured Landscapes.
- The Short Cuts Canada Award, presented to Maxime Giroux for his short film Les Jours.
- The Swarovski Cultural Innovation Award, presented to Özer Kýzýltan's TAKVA - A Man's Fear of God.
- After the Wedding (Denmark/Sweden) Susanne Bier
- All the King's Men (USA) Steven Zaillian
- Amazing Grace (UK/USA) Michael Apted
- Away From Her (Canada) Sarah Polley
- Babel (USA) Alejandro González Iñárritu
- The Banquet (China) Feng Xiaogang
- Black Book (Netherlands) Paul Verhoeven
- Bobby (USA) Emilio Estevez
- Bonneville (USA) Christopher N. Rowley
- Breaking and Entering (USA) Anthony Minghella
- Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (USA) Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck
- For Your Consideration (USA) Christopher Guest
- A Good Year (UK) Ridley Scott
- Infamous (USA) Douglas McGrath
- The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (Canada/Denmark) Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
- Mon Meilleur Ami (France) Patrice Leconte
- Never Say Goodbye (India) Karan Johar
- Penelope (USA/UK/Germany) Mark Palansky
- Volver (Spain) Pedro Almodóvar
- The White Planet (Canada/France) Thierry Piantanida, Thierry Ragobert, Jean Lemire
- Alatriste (Spain) Agustín Díaz Yanes
- Bernard and Doris (USA) Bob Balaban
- The Bubble (Israel) Eytan Fox
- Das Leben der Anderen (Germany) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Exiled (Hong Kong) Johnnie To
- El Cantante (USA) Leon Ichaso
- The Dog Problem (USA) Scott Caan
- The Fall (India/UK/USA) Tarsem Singh
- Fay Grim (USA/Germany) Hal Hartley
- The Fountain (USA) Darren Aronofsky
- Hana (Japan) Hirokazu Koreeda
- L'Homme De Sa Vie (France/Italy) Zabou Breitman
- Jindabyne (Australia) Ray Lawrence
- The Last Kiss (USA) Tony Goldwyn
- Love and Other Disasters (France/UK) Alek Keshishian
- The Magic Flute (UK) Kenneth Branagh
- Mon Colonel (France/Algeria/Belgium) Laurent Herbiet
- The Pleasure of Your Company (USA) Michael Ian Black
- Seraphim Falls (USA) David Von Ancken
- Stranger Than Fiction (USA) Marc Forster
- 10 Items or Less (USA) Brad Silberling
- This Is England (UK) Shane Meadows
- Un Crime (France) Manuel Pradal
- Venus (UK) Roger Michell
- Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show (USA) Ari Sandel
- The Wind That Shakes the Barley (France/Ireland/UK/Italy/Spain/Germany) Ken Loach
- The Caiman (Italy) Nanni Moretti
- Lights In The Dusk (Finland/Germany/France) Aki Kaurismäki
- The Optimists (Serbia)
Real to Reel
- Blindsight (United Kingdom) Lucy Walker
- These Girls (Egypt) Tahani Rached
- Remembering Arthur (Canada) Martin Lavut
- Bliss (China) Sheng Zhimin
- Reprise (Norway) Joachim Trier
- Vanaja (India/USA) Rajnesh Domalpalli
- Out of the Blue (New Zealand) Robert Sarkies
- Sharkwater (Canada) Rob Stewart
- Flandres (France) Bruno Dumont
- Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (Japan) Takashi Miike
- Ten Canoes (Australia) Rolf de Heer
- Taxidermia (Hungary/Austria/France) György Pálfi
- Bamako (France/Mali/USA) Abderrahmane Sissako
- Time (South Korea) Kim Ki-duk
Contemporary World Cinema
- The Last Winter (USA/Iceland) Larry Fessenden
- Red Road (UK) Andrea Arnold
- 12:08 East of Bucharest (Romania) Corneliu Porumboiu
- Invisible Waves (Thailand/Netherlands/Hong Kong) Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
- To Get to Heaven, First You Have to Die (France/Germany/Switzerland/Russia) Djamshed Usmonov
- White Palms (Hungary) Szabolcs Hajdu
- Summer Palace (China/France) Lou Ye
- Summer '04 (Germany) Stefan Krohmer
- The Bothersome Man (Norway) Jens Lien
- Retrieval (Poland) Slawomir Fabicki
- Cronica De Una Duga (Argentina) Israel Adrián Caetano
- Slumming (Austria/Switzerland) Michael Glawogger
- Shortbus (U.S.A.) John Cameron Mitchell
- Copying Beethoven (UK/Hungary) Agnieszka Holland
- Bella (U.S.A.) Alejandro Monteverde
- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (USA) Larry Charles
- Black Sheep (New Zealand) Jonathan King
- All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (USA) Jonathan Levine
- Trapped Ashes (USA/Japan/Canada) Cunningham/Dante/Gaeta/Hellman/Russell
- The Abandoned (Spain) Nacho Cerdà
- The Host (South Korea) Bong Joon-ho
- Severance (UK) Christopher Smith
- Princess (Denmark) Anders Morgenthaler
- S&Man (USA) JT Petty
- Sheitan (France) Kim Chapiron
- Macbeth (Australia) Geoffrey Wright
- Chacun Sa Nuit (France) Pascal Arnold/Jean-Marc Barr
- Jade Warrior (Finland/China/Estonia) Antti-Jussi Annila
- Bunny Chow (South Africa) John Barker
- Shortbus (USA) John Cameron Mitchell
- Renaissance (France/UK/Luxembourg) Christian Volckman
- Election (Hong Kong) Johnnie To
- Election 2 (Hong Kong) Johnnie To
- Drama/Mex (Mexico) Gerardo Naranjo
- 2:37 (Australia) Murali K. Thalluri
- Suburban Mayhem (Australia) Paul Goldman
- Sleeping Dogs Lie (USA) Bobcat Goldthwait
- Acts of Imagination (Canada) Carolyn Combs
- Cheech (Canada) Patrice Sauvé
- La Coupure (Canada) Jean Châteauvert
- End of the Line (Canada) Maurice Devereaux
- Everything's Gone Green (Canada) Paul Fox
- Fido (Canada) Andrew Currie
- Mercy (Canada) Mazdak Taebi
- A Stone's Throw (Canada) Camelia Frieberg
- Sur la trace d'Igor Rizzi (Canada) Noël Mitrani
- "Abolitionist tale closes Toronto film festival". Retrieved 20 October, 2013.
- "Toronto International Film Festival 2006 Annual report". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "Toronto International Film Festival 2006: Everything Announced". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "2006 TIFF Update #1: "Seein' in the Rain"". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "2006 TIFF Update #2: "First Fruits"". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "2006 TIFF Update #2: "First Fruits"". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "Festival Focus: The 2006 Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "2006 Toronto International Film Festival Winners". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "TIFF 2006: Awards Announced". Retrieved 11 October, 2013.
- "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Retrieved October 19, 2013.
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