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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand as a mother who becomes frustrated by the police’s lack of progress in solving her daughter’s murder that she rents out three billboards and posts them with a message for the town’s chief of police.
Bodied is based on a script by Toronto rapper Alex Larsen, a.k.a. Kid Twist, and is also based on his life. The movie has been described a “satirical exploration” of battle rapping and was directed by director Joseph Kahn.
TIFF has drawn 470,000 visitors so far this year. The festival wraps up tonight.
There will be change in the wind come next year’s festival. Piers Handling, TIFF’s director and CEO, has already announced that 2018 will be his last year as head. He has been at the helm for 23 years. The 2018 festival will run from Sept. 6-18.
IWC Short Cuts Award for ?Best International Short Film: Min Börda (The Burden), directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
The International Federation of Film Critics — Discovery prize: Ava, directed by Sadaf Foroughi
The International Federation of Film Critics — Special Presentations: The Motive (El Autor), directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca
Toronto Platform Prize: Sweet Country, directed by Warwick Thornton
Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award: Bodied, directed by Joseph Kahn
Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award: Faces Places, directed by Agnès Varda
Grolsch People’s Choice Award: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh