The 10 day Toronto International Film Festival ended on Sunday with the People’s Choice Award, going to the film “Room”.
TIFF’s 40th event concluded by handing out it’s most prestigious award to the Canadian – Irish production which is based on the best selling novel by Emma Donoghue.
It was directed by Irish film and television director, Lenny Abrahamson.
“I’m so honored that ‘The Room’ has been chosen by the TIFF audience.” said Abrahamson in a pre-written statement. “For such a knowledgeable film loving audience to choose our’s as their film of the Festival is something of which I will always be immensely proud”
The movie focuses on a mother and her five-year-old son being kidnapped after tricked into helping a man find his lost dog. The two are held captive in a garden shed for more than seven years.
The film star 25 year old American actress Brie Larson, 8 year old Vancouver actor Jacob Tremblay, and film veterans William H Macy and Joan Allen.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is held each September in Toronto and welcomes hundreds of thousands including industry professionals.
Founded in 1976, TIFF is now one of the most prestigious movie events in the world.
Films that have had their North American premiere in Toronto include Chariots of Fire, The Big Chill, Crash, The King’s Speech, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and Dallas Buyers Club.