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"Aftersun" shines at Toronto Film Critics' awards vote


(L-R) Frankie Corio and Paul Mescal dance their blues away in the father/daughter saga "Aftersun."


Peter Howell

Movie Critic


Father/daughter meditation #Aftersun is the big winner at the #TFCAawards vote.


Charlotte Wells' feature directing debut took four prizes — Best Picture, Director, First Feature and Actor (Paul Mescal) — from members of the Toronto Film Critics Association at their Jan. 8 gathering.


The prizes are well deserved for a sublime story of memory, regret and love.


★ REVIEW: "Aftersun" is a voyage that travels straight through the heart


Full awards list:


Best Film

"Aftersun"


Runners-up: "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "Women Talking"


Best Director

​Charlotte Wells, "Aftersun"


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, "TÁR"


Best Actor

Paul Mescal, "Aftersun"


Best Supporting Actress

Keke Palmer, "Nope"


Best Supporting Actor

Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"


Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted

"The Banshees of Inisherin," Martin McDonagh


Best First Feature

"Aftersun"


Best Documentary Feature

"All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," Laura Poitras


Best International Feature

"Saint Omer," Alice Diop


Best Animated Feature

"Turning Red," Domee Shi


Rogers Best Canadian Feature Award Nominees:

"Brother," Clement Virgo

"Crimes of the Future," David Cronenberg

"Riceboy Sleeps," Anthony Shim


Special Citation:

To Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad, who are currently in jail in Ira yet continue to make subtle movies that talk about life in their country, in spite of threats and restrictions from the regime. We stand in solidarity with them and add our voices to the international arts community calling for their release. 🌓


Twitter: @peterhowellfilm


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