TIFF Wraps It Up

It’s a measure of the populist nature of the Toronto International Film Festival that its top award is known as the People’s Choice. This year, as TIFF closed up shop for another season, the prize went to a riveting British/South African/Italian co-production called Hotel Rwanda. It was a good year for South African film in general at the fest, and also a strong year for documentaries. And just in case anyone had forgotten what country he was in, TIFF organizers released their official list of the top Canadian films of all time.