Sunday, May 27, 2012


Madds Mikkelsen in Toronto - TIFF 2009
Congratulations to Madds Mikkelsen who was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his work in Danish Film The Hunt, earlier today.  The Actor last came to Toronto for TIFF 2009 with Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. This year marks the 65th edition of the Festival, and along with the brilliant Mikkelsen, Actresses Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur both won for their performances in Beyond the Hills.

Director Michael Haneke was most victorious of all winning top honours with his Film Amour, which follows an 80-year-old Couple George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emanuelle Riva) after the latter suffers a Heart Attack.  The Drama won the prestigious Palme D'Or Award.

Unfortunately, Father and Son directing Duo David and Brandon Cronenberg despite getting a feverish amount of buzz for their Toronto-filmed Entries, Cosmopolis and Antiviral respectively, walked away empty-handed from the Festival.

For a complete list of Winners, click here.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)