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Director Deepa Mehta honoured by Toronto film critics


The Toronto Film Critics Association has awarded director Deepa Mehta (Beeba Boys, Oscar-nominated Water) the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award, given for enriching the understanding and appreciation of film in Canada.

“As a fiercely independent female director, with a canvas that ranges from brutal injustice to Bollywood delirium, she’s shown there’s no limit to where a Canadian movie can go,” said association president Brian D. Johnson.

The Gilmour comes with $ 50,000 worth of services at Technicolor Creative Services that Mehta can give to the filmmaker of her choice.

She said it was “gratifying, unexpected and genuinely touching” to win the award, especially considering her occasionally fractious relationship with reviewers.

“I admit that I am sometimes strongly opposed to the views expressed by some critics and perhaps am too vocal at times about my disagreements. This makes this award even more precious to me,” Mehta said.

TORONTO STAR | ENTERTAINMENT

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