Films Programs

2006 Award Winners

New Voices/New Visions Award
Love + Hate
Special Jury Prize
Underground Game

The John Schlesinger Award
Two Sons of Francisco

The FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Buffalo Boy

The FIPRESCI Award for Best Actress
Meltem Cumbul, Lovelorn

Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature
Mother of Mine
Mrs. Palflry at the Claremont

Audience Award for Best Documentary
Five Days in September


Five Days in September   

Five Days in September
Canada, 2005, 73 min.
Winner - Audience Awards, Best Documentary An intimate and exciting look at the inner workings of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as it launches a new season with charismatic maestro Peter Oundjiian. Director Barbara Willis Sweete captures soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Emanuel Ax, and t... more



Love + Hate   

Love + Hate
United Kingdom, 2005, 84 min.
Winner - New Voices/New Visions Award A modern Romeo and Juliet love story set across racial divides in a northern British town, Love + Hate finds Naseema and Adam wrestling with their undeniable mutual attraction. The young couple embark on a passionate journey of self-discovery. B... more



Lovelorn   

Lovelorn
Turkey, 2005, 139 min.
Winner - Meltem Cumbul, FIPRESCI Award, Best Actress Idealist schoolteacher Nazim retires and returns home to Istanbul, after a 15-year term in a poor, forgotten Kurdish-Alevite village in eastern Turkey. Politely ignored by his children who secretly despise him since he chose ideal... more



Mother of Mine   

Mother of Mine
Finland, 2005, 112 min.
Winner - Audience Awards, Best Narrative Feature A momentous event in Finnish history is recounted in this heart-wrenching film. During World War II, ten-year-old Eero is one of eighty thousand children sent to Sweden for their protection. Alienated from his foster family and unfamiliar wi... more



Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont   

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
United Kingdom, 2005, 109 min.
Winner - Audience Awards, Best Narrative Feature This sweet, beguiling story about the unlikely friendship between an elderly widow (Joan Plowright) and a dashing young writer (Rupert Friend), who meet quite by chance in contemporary London and come to share an enchanting and unexpectedly ... more



Two Sons of Francisco   

Two Sons of Francisco
Brazil, 2005, 120 min.
Winner - John Schlessinger Award This blockbuster debut feature revolves around the family of poor sharecropper Francisco, who dreamed of turning two of his nine children into a famous country music duo. The moving story of Zezé Di Camargo and Luciano (who have sold more than 22 million re... more



Underground Game   

Underground Game
Brazil, 2005, 109 min.
Winner - Special Jury Prize, New Voices/New Visions Based on a beguiling story by Julio Cortazar, Underground Game offers a playful and romantic vision of a young man who follows attractive women in the Sao Paulo metro hoping they'll take a preordained path of his choosing through t... more



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