Sarah Polley's directorial debutAway From Her and Zacharias Kunukand Norman Cohn's The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen were among the titles listed in the TorontoInternational Film Festival Group's Canada's Top Ten.
The annual announcement,published in alphabetical order, highlights ten titles produced in Canadaduring the year. Other titles to make the cut were Robert Falardeau's ASunday In Kigali and MikeClattenburg's Trailer Park Boys The Movie, one of the highest-grossing English-Canadian titles of the year.
"This year has beenphenomenal for Canadian cinema both critically and commercially," said TIFFGdirector and CEO Piers Handling in a statement. "The diversity of genres and subjects featured inCanada's Top Ten highlight the extraordinary filmmaking talent in this country.These films give audiences a chance to experience the stories our filmmakersare telling, challenge our notions of cinema, and can even change the way weview the world."
The 2006 selection committeeincluded three filmmakers who had films in Canada's Top Ten last year: DavidHamilton, producer of Deepa Mehta's Water; Aubrey Nealon, director of A Simple Curve, and Jean-Marc Vallee, whose C.R.A.Z.Y. took Canada by storm last year.
Canada's Top Ten 2006(alphabetical order with distributor)
Away From Her, Sarah Polley(Capri)
Congorama, Philippe Falardeau(Christal)
A Sunday In Kigali, RobertFavreau (Equinoxe)
The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen, ZachariasKunuk and Norman Cohn (MPD)
Manufactured Landscapes, JenniferBaichwal (Mongrel)
Monkey Warfare, Reginald Harkema(Odeon)
Radiant City, Gary Burns and JimBrown (Odeon/NFB)
Sharkwater, Rob Stewart (MPD)
Sur La Trace D'igor Rizzi, NoelMitrani (Atopia)
Trailer Park Boys The Movie, MikeClattenburg (MPD)