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Silver Linings scores Toronto festival's top prize

Published on Sep 17, 2012 8:30 AM
 
Director David O. Russell (left) and actor Bradley Cooper participate in a photo call and press conference for the film "Silver Linings Playbook" at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday Sept 9, 2012 in Toronto. David O. Russell's dramatic comedy Silver Linings Playbook, about a man's recovery from a personal and professional meltdown, won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize on Sunday.-- PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI / INVISION / AP

MONTREAL (AFP) - David O. Russell's dramatic comedy Silver Linings Playbook, about a man's recovery from a personal and professional meltdown, won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize on Sunday.

The film, starring Bradley Cooper as a former teacher who moves back in with his parents - played by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver - after an eight-month stint in a mental institution, scored the BlackBerry People's Choice award on the festival's final day.

Artifact by Bartholomew Cubbins, about a band's struggle in the modern music business, took home the top documentary award. Mikael Marcimain's Call Girl won the International Critics' Prize, in its Discovery program, for a debut feature based on a real-life prostitution scandal that rocked Sweden in 1970s.

French film-maker Francois Ozon's In the House (Dans la maison) nabbed the International Critics' Prize in its Special Presentations program.

 
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