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The Artist wins best film honours from Vancouver film critics

VANCOUVER – Canadian icon Christopher Plummer, the third Olsen sister and a sentimental homage to old Hollywood picked up laurels as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle handed out its 12th annual awards in a ceremony.

Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white salute to the silent film era, The Artist, was named best film, adding to the film’s growing list of hardware and critical kudos.

The best picture prize didn’t add up to a pair for Hazanavicius, who was beaten out of the award for best director by the semi-reclusive Terrence Malick, who won the honour for his work on the impressionist essay on existence, The Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life bore the fruit of another winner in the form of Jessica Chastain, who was named best supporting actress for her work in Malick’s film, as well as The Help and Take Shelter.

Chastain has been called the breakout performer of the year for her trio of solid work, but it was Elizabeth Olsen who won the prize for best actress as a result of her jaw-dropping portrayal of a cult member attempting to re-assimilate to the status quo in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene.

Vancouver critics honoured another similarly disturbing performance by handing the best actor prize to Michael Fassbender, who revealed his wealth of talent as a sex addict in Steve McQueen’s Shame.

Beloved Canadian icon Christopher Plummer picked up the best supporting actor kudos for playing a father who comes out to his son in his twilight years in Mike Mills’ touching sophomore feature, Beginners.

Werner Herzog’s latter-day output as a quirky documentary filmmaker was recognized as the best in non-fiction. The busy Bavarian-born director won for Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a 3D reel about our artistic ancestors who painted on cave walls.

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi proved there are many dimensions to contemporary Tehran culture in A Separation, which won the award for best foreign film.

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle also recognizes the best in Canadian film, and handed out certificates to the psychologically obsessed David Cronenberg, as well as his manly muse Viggo Mortensen, for their work on the climax-laden story Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method. Cronenberg won the best director of a Canadian film, while Mortensen won for best supporting actor in a Canadian film.

Michelle Williams was passed over as Marilyn Monroe, but scored Canadian best actress gold as a woman in marital crisis in Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. Peter Stormare won best actor in a Canadian film for Small Town Murder Songs, and Helene Florent won best supporting actress in a Canadian film for her work in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Cafe de Flore – which also won top honours as best Canadian film.

Joel Heath and the community of Sanikiluaq were recognized for their work on chronicling the real world effects of climate change in the documentary People of a Feather: A film about Survival in a Changing Canadian Arctic.

The awards wrapped with a salute to legendary animator Marv Newland, the creator of the cult classic, Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969). Newland received the lifetime achievement award for contributing to the BC Film and Television industry.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Industry News

The Artist wins best film honours from Vancouver film critics

VANCOUVER – Canadian icon Christopher Plummer, the third Olsen sister and a sentimental homage to old Hollywood picked up laurels as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle handed out its 12th annual awards in a ceremony.

Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white salute to the silent film era, The Artist, was named best film, adding to the film’s growing list of hardware and critical kudos.

The best picture prize didn’t add up to a pair for Hazanavicius, who was beaten out of the award for best director by the semi-reclusive Terrence Malick, who won the honour for his work on the impressionist essay on existence, The Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life bore the fruit of another winner in the form of Jessica Chastain, who was named best supporting actress for her work in Malick’s film, as well as The Help and Take Shelter.

Chastain has been called the breakout performer of the year for her trio of solid work, but it was Elizabeth Olsen who won the prize for best actress as a result of her jaw-dropping portrayal of a cult member attempting to re-assimilate to the status quo in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene.

Vancouver critics honoured another similarly disturbing performance by handing the best actor prize to Michael Fassbender, who revealed his wealth of talent as a sex addict in Steve McQueen’s Shame.

Beloved Canadian icon Christopher Plummer picked up the best supporting actor kudos for playing a father who comes out to his son in his twilight years in Mike Mills’ touching sophomore feature, Beginners.

Werner Herzog’s latter-day output as a quirky documentary filmmaker was recognized as the best in non-fiction. The busy Bavarian-born director won for Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a 3D reel about our artistic ancestors who painted on cave walls.

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi proved there are many dimensions to contemporary Tehran culture in A Separation, which won the award for best foreign film.

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle also recognizes the best in Canadian film, and handed out certificates to the psychologically obsessed David Cronenberg, as well as his manly muse Viggo Mortensen, for their work on the climax-laden story Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method. Cronenberg won the best director of a Canadian film, while Mortensen won for best supporting actor in a Canadian film.

Michelle Williams was passed over as Marilyn Monroe, but scored Canadian best actress gold as a woman in marital crisis in Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. Peter Stormare won best actor in a Canadian film for Small Town Murder Songs, and Helene Florent won best supporting actress in a Canadian film for her work in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Cafe de Flore – which also won top honours as best Canadian film.

Joel Heath and the community of Sanikiluaq were recognized for their work on chronicling the real world effects of climate change in the documentary People of a Feather: A film about Survival in a Changing Canadian Arctic.

The awards wrapped with a salute to legendary animator Marv Newland, the creator of the cult classic, Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969). Newland received the lifetime achievement award for contributing to the BC Film and Television industry.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Industry News

The Artist wins best film honours from Vancouver film critics

VANCOUVER – Canadian icon Christopher Plummer, the third Olsen sister and a sentimental homage to old Hollywood picked up laurels as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle handed out its 12th annual awards in a ceremony.

Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white salute to the silent film era, The Artist, was named best film, adding to the film’s growing list of hardware and critical kudos.

The best picture prize didn’t add up to a pair for Hazanavicius, who was beaten out of the award for best director by the semi-reclusive Terrence Malick, who won the honour for his work on the impressionist essay on existence, The Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life bore the fruit of another winner in the form of Jessica Chastain, who was named best supporting actress for her work in Malick’s film, as well as The Help and Take Shelter.

Chastain has been called the breakout performer of the year for her trio of solid work, but it was Elizabeth Olsen who won the prize for best actress as a result of her jaw-dropping portrayal of a cult member attempting to re-assimilate to the status quo in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene.

Vancouver critics honoured another similarly disturbing performance by handing the best actor prize to Michael Fassbender, who revealed his wealth of talent as a sex addict in Steve McQueen’s Shame.

Beloved Canadian icon Christopher Plummer picked up the best supporting actor kudos for playing a father who comes out to his son in his twilight years in Mike Mills’ touching sophomore feature, Beginners.

Werner Herzog’s latter-day output as a quirky documentary filmmaker was recognized as the best in non-fiction. The busy Bavarian-born director won for Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a 3D reel about our artistic ancestors who painted on cave walls.

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi proved there are many dimensions to contemporary Tehran culture in A Separation, which won the award for best foreign film.

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle also recognizes the best in Canadian film, and handed out certificates to the psychologically obsessed David Cronenberg, as well as his manly muse Viggo Mortensen, for their work on the climax-laden story Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method. Cronenberg won the best director of a Canadian film, while Mortensen won for best supporting actor in a Canadian film.

Michelle Williams was passed over as Marilyn Monroe, but scored Canadian best actress gold as a woman in marital crisis in Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. Peter Stormare won best actor in a Canadian film for Small Town Murder Songs, and Helene Florent won best supporting actress in a Canadian film for her work in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Cafe de Flore – which also won top honours as best Canadian film.

Joel Heath and the community of Sanikiluaq were recognized for their work on chronicling the real world effects of climate change in the documentary People of a Feather: A film about Survival in a Changing Canadian Arctic.

The awards wrapped with a salute to legendary animator Marv Newland, the creator of the cult classic, Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969). Newland received the lifetime achievement award for contributing to the BC Film and Television industry.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

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