Two Asian films were awarded during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The second place for the Audience Award was for “Angry Indian Goddesses” by Pan Nalin, director of the excellent movie “Samsara” (2001).
Freida (Sarah Jane Dias) invites her close group of friends to the city Goa where she tells them that she will marry soon but they are in for a surprise she don’t tell them who is the betrothed. The news shock so much the group that soon everyone starts to play different strategies to find out the truth. Dialogues touches very different topics such as career, sex life, genre issues and sexism. With this movie Nalin shows a snapshot of modern Indian society.
The other film awarded was “The Whispering Star” who got the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere.
The movie directed by Sion Sono tells the story of Yoko (Megumi Kagurazaka) a humanoid robot whose job is to deliver parcels around the galaxy. Soon Yoko starts to get bored between deliveries and starts to wonder what’s inside the parcels.