With the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) coming to an end today, winners were announced for the 2014 iteration of the popular Canadian film festival with the Weinstein Company taking their third win in this category over the past five years with The Imitation Game
, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
Directed by Scandinavian filmmaker Morten Tyldum, whose adaptation of the Jo Nesbo novel Headhunters
appeared at TIFF in 2011, the drama tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician who helped crack the Nazis' elusive Enigma code in order to help end World War II, saving the lives of millions. Turing was also a closeted homosexual whose secret was discovered nearly a decade after the war getting him arrested for indecency.
Oren Moverman's second film as a director Time Out of Mind
, starring Richard Gere, received the coveted FIPRESCI award, handed out by a jury of international film critics for the past 23 years.