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TIFF Top 10 Can. films of 2006

TORONTO (CP) _ The Toronto International Film Festival Group has released its list of Top 10 Canadian movies of 2006, and while the titles may sound familiar, chances are you haven’t had a chance to watch many of them yet.

That’s because half of the films on the list have yet to be released in theatres, including Sarah Polley’s critically acclaimed "Away From Her," due to hit the big screen in May. Based on an Alice Munro short story, the film was a hit at the Toronto fest earlier this year, and will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival next month.

Other yet-to-be-released titles on the list unveiled at an industry event Tuesday are "Radiant City" by Gary Burns and Jim Brown, Rob Stewart’s documentary "Sharkwater" and "Sur La Trace D’Igor Rizzi" by Noel Mitrani. Again, all showed at the Toronto festival but haven’t been widely released.

The bohemian black comedy "Monkey Warfare" by Reginald Harkema also made the cut before its official release date this Friday, alongside Philippe Falardeau’s "Congorama," which has only been screened in Quebec.

"Manufactured Landscapes" _ Jennifer Baichwal’s portrait of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky _ and Robert Favreau’s "Un Dimanche a Kigali" also made the cut.

"The Journals of Knud Rasmussen" by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto film festival in September, was another obvious choice for judges, as was the box office success "Trailer Park Boys: The Movie."

The annual list, which does not rank the films, was assembled by a 10-member panel of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. They included David Hamilton, the producer of "Water" and "Bollywood/Hollywood," and Jean-Marc Vallee, the maker of the Genie-winning film "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Judges considered any Canadian film that either opened in 2006, appeared in a Canadian festival or had obtained a commercial release in Canada throughout the year.

Festival chief executive Piers Handling said this year’s selection reflects a "phenomenal" year for Canadian cinema. "The diversity of genres and subjects featured in Canada’s Top Ten highlight the extraordinary filmmaking talent in this country," he said in a release.

The films will have public screenings from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. Tickets go on sale Dec. 13.

A selection of the films is also slated to tour to Vancouver and Ottawa at the end of February and Victoria in early March.

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TIFF Top 10 Can. films of 2006

TORONTO (CP) _ The Toronto International Film Festival Group has released its list of Top 10 Canadian movies of 2006, and while the titles may sound familiar, chances are you haven’t had a chance to watch many of them yet.

That’s because half of the films on the list have yet to be released in theatres, including Sarah Polley’s critically acclaimed "Away From Her," due to hit the big screen in May. Based on an Alice Munro short story, the film was a hit at the Toronto fest earlier this year, and will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival next month.

Other yet-to-be-released titles on the list unveiled at an industry event Tuesday are "Radiant City" by Gary Burns and Jim Brown, Rob Stewart’s documentary "Sharkwater" and "Sur La Trace D’Igor Rizzi" by Noel Mitrani. Again, all showed at the Toronto festival but haven’t been widely released.

The bohemian black comedy "Monkey Warfare" by Reginald Harkema also made the cut before its official release date this Friday, alongside Philippe Falardeau’s "Congorama," which has only been screened in Quebec.

"Manufactured Landscapes" _ Jennifer Baichwal’s portrait of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky _ and Robert Favreau’s "Un Dimanche a Kigali" also made the cut.

"The Journals of Knud Rasmussen" by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto film festival in September, was another obvious choice for judges, as was the box office success "Trailer Park Boys: The Movie."

The annual list, which does not rank the films, was assembled by a 10-member panel of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. They included David Hamilton, the producer of "Water" and "Bollywood/Hollywood," and Jean-Marc Vallee, the maker of the Genie-winning film "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Judges considered any Canadian film that either opened in 2006, appeared in a Canadian festival or had obtained a commercial release in Canada throughout the year.

Festival chief executive Piers Handling said this year’s selection reflects a "phenomenal" year for Canadian cinema. "The diversity of genres and subjects featured in Canada’s Top Ten highlight the extraordinary filmmaking talent in this country," he said in a release.

The films will have public screenings from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. Tickets go on sale Dec. 13.

A selection of the films is also slated to tour to Vancouver and Ottawa at the end of February and Victoria in early March.

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TIFF Top 10 Can. films of 2006

TORONTO (CP) _ The Toronto International Film Festival Group has released its list of Top 10 Canadian movies of 2006, and while the titles may sound familiar, chances are you haven’t had a chance to watch many of them yet.

That’s because half of the films on the list have yet to be released in theatres, including Sarah Polley’s critically acclaimed "Away From Her," due to hit the big screen in May. Based on an Alice Munro short story, the film was a hit at the Toronto fest earlier this year, and will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival next month.

Other yet-to-be-released titles on the list unveiled at an industry event Tuesday are "Radiant City" by Gary Burns and Jim Brown, Rob Stewart’s documentary "Sharkwater" and "Sur La Trace D’Igor Rizzi" by Noel Mitrani. Again, all showed at the Toronto festival but haven’t been widely released.

The bohemian black comedy "Monkey Warfare" by Reginald Harkema also made the cut before its official release date this Friday, alongside Philippe Falardeau’s "Congorama," which has only been screened in Quebec.

"Manufactured Landscapes" _ Jennifer Baichwal’s portrait of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky _ and Robert Favreau’s "Un Dimanche a Kigali" also made the cut.

"The Journals of Knud Rasmussen" by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto film festival in September, was another obvious choice for judges, as was the box office success "Trailer Park Boys: The Movie."

The annual list, which does not rank the films, was assembled by a 10-member panel of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. They included David Hamilton, the producer of "Water" and "Bollywood/Hollywood," and Jean-Marc Vallee, the maker of the Genie-winning film "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Judges considered any Canadian film that either opened in 2006, appeared in a Canadian festival or had obtained a commercial release in Canada throughout the year.

Festival chief executive Piers Handling said this year’s selection reflects a "phenomenal" year for Canadian cinema. "The diversity of genres and subjects featured in Canada’s Top Ten highlight the extraordinary filmmaking talent in this country," he said in a release.

The films will have public screenings from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. Tickets go on sale Dec. 13.

A selection of the films is also slated to tour to Vancouver and Ottawa at the end of February and Victoria in early March.

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