Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo, which is screening at TIFF through September 11, took the FIPRESCI international critics prize in Venice, as best film in Horizons and International Critics' Week.

The FIPRESCI prize for the international competition went Inland (Gabbla) by Tariq Teguia. Inland is about present-day Algeria, through the experiences of a surveyor sent to areas affected in the past by terrorism.

Goodbye Solo is a project from Lucky Hat Entertainment, Gigantic Pictures and Noruz Films. It marks is the third film from Chop Shop and Man Push Cart writer-director Bahrani.

The story is about a Senegal-born taxi driver in North Carolina who strikes up an odd friendship with an elderly, suicidal Southern man.