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浪漫爱情《贝拉》获多伦多电影节大奖
[ 2006-09-18 09:03 ]

墨西哥导演阿加多·蒙特沃德执导的浪漫爱情片《贝拉》,可谓多伦多电影节的一匹黑马,出人意料拿下了电影节大奖——“人民选择奖”。《贝拉》的故事背景发生在纽约,讲述了两个人的生活如何在一天之内完全发生改。电影节开幕前便引发人们极大争议的《总统之死》,则获得由国际影评人评选的“影评人大奖”。评委会表示,这部讲述布什总统遭暗杀的虚构纪录片“是一次大胆的创新,情节虽然是虚构的,但所揭示的主题却是真实存在的”。“人民选择奖”一贯被电影人视为奥斯卡提名的风向标,以往的幸运儿包括摘得最佳影片奖的《美国丽人》和《烈火战车》;获得2005年最佳外语片奖的《黑帮暴徒》。
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Alejandro Monteverde of the film "Bella" poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival, 10 September 2006 in Toronto, Canada.
Mexican-born director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's romantic drama "Bella" has won the Toronto film festival's top prize awarded by audiences, but critics picked "Death of a President." 

The film about two individuals whose lives converge and turn upside down on a single day in New York City is Monteverde's first feature film.

"I really hope that this is not a dream and that I don't wake up at film school," said Monteverde Saturday. "This festival is my first festival. It's my first film. It's my first everything."

The film follows cook Jose, played by Eduardo Verastegui, on a tour of New York City with a striking, but distraught waitress (Tammy Blanchard) whom he barely knows, but tries to comfort and begs to know after she is fired from his brother's (Manny Perez) restaurant.

Previously, "American Beauty" and "Chariots of Fire" won Oscars for best picture after Toronto audiences gave them a nod.

Last year's People's Choice Award winner "Tsotsi" went on to win an Oscar for best foreign-language film.

"Death of a President" about a fictional assassination of US President George W. Bush, despite poor reviews, won the Prize of International Critics "for the audacity with which it distorts reality, to reveal a larger truth," the jury said in a statement.

British director Gabriel Range's cautionary tale told in documentary style about an October 2007 assassination of Bush in Chicago amid Iraq war protests mixes archival footage with narrative elements to explore the loss of civil liberties, the ramifications of war and the manipulation of mass media.

The film has already sparked controversy in the United States about the US president's world view, fed mostly by Bush's detractors, and others who deemed it inappropriate to bespeak the death of a living person, especially a US president.

(Agencies)

Vocabulary:
 


Bella: 浪漫爱情片《贝拉》,《贝拉》的故事背景发生在纽约,讲述两个人的生活如何在一天之内完全发生改变。

audacity: 大胆,创新

ramifications: 后果

detractor: 诽谤、恶意批评

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