Toronto critics love ‘Lucy’

Reichardt's feature named best film of 2008

“Wendy and Lucy,” Kelly Reichardt’s feature about a transient woman and her dog, beat “Rachel Getting Married” and “Wall-E” to win the Toronto Film Critics Assn.’s best picture award, the organization will announce today.

Michelle Williams was named best actress for her perf in “Wendy and Lucy.” Jonathan Demme’s “Rachel Getting Married” nabbed awards for director, screenplay (Jenny Lumet) and supporting actress (Rosemary DeWitt). Mickey Rourke took the actor award for “The Wrestler,” and the late Heath Ledger won supporting actor kudos for “The Dark Knight.” Best first feature went to Lance Hammer’s “Ballast,” and Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In” won foreign-language film. “Wall-E” took best animated feature, while James Marsh’s “Man on Wire” was named best doc.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Film Festival Group announced its eighth Canada’s Top 10 features list. Chosen by a 10-member panel of industryites and journos, the list includes (in no particular order): Atom Egoyan’s “Adoration,” Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu’s “Before Tomorrow,” Benoit Pilon’s “The Necessities of Life,” Philippe Falardeau’s “It’s Not Me, I Swear,” Kari Skogland’s “Fifty Dead Men Walking,” Deepa Mehta’s “Heaven on Earth,” Rodrigue Jean’s “Lost Song,” Lea Pool’s “Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s,” Luc Bourdon’s “The Memories of Angels” and Bruce McDonald’s “Pontypool.”

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