Director Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age story took first place at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, according to the Berliner Zeitung, citing festival director Cameron Bailey.
It is noted that the painting “Fabelmana” with Michelle Williams and Paul Dano in the lead roles “led the audience into rapture.”
Second place went to the drama “Women Talk” by Canadian director Sarah Polley.
The film “Fabelmans” draws heavily on the childhood of 75-year-old Spielberg and the life of his parents, played by Williams and Dano. The film tells the story of Sam “Sammy” Fabelman, a boy who falls in love with movies but struggles with family troubles to fulfill his dream.
Nearly 260 films competed for the audience’s attention this year at the 10-day Toronto Film Festival.
The Toronto Film Festival is considered the largest film show in North America. The participation of a film in the film festival significantly increases its chances of getting into the North American box office. The Toronto Film Forum is often used as a platform for the release of films whose creators hope to win an Oscar. Participation in the festival largely determines the fate of the distribution of most arthouse and independent films.
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