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Death of a President wins at TIFF

GeorgeBush.jpgDeath of a President, that controversial film that uses CGI to depict the assassination of Bush and the affect on the US as well as the rest of the world, has just won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) at Toronto International Film Festival.

You can see some previous stories elsewhere on Filmstalker. The critics statement is quite odd and goes:

"for the audacity with which it distorts reality to reveal a larger truth."

Eh? That in itself deserves a prize? I'm sure there were some other reasons, like cinematic ones perhaps? The news comes from Yahoo News, who say that the film has been attracting controversy even before it's showing. Thankfully for those in the UK it's being shown on Channel 4 television next month, something to watch out for.

Also it looks as if the film is set to get a release in the US and Canada as the director says he's thrilled at the prospect, so we'll all get to see Bush's reign end, at least on screen.



I wonder what is that "larger truth" they talk about.

Probably that he should be shot.

No seriously, I am guessing that it might be to do with the automatic blame launching against the Syrian, there's got to be something around that which is the big issue.


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