"The King's Speech" wins Toronto
The British Film “The King’s Speech”, has won the coveted people’s choice prize at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival. The award, which comes with 15000 Canadian Dollars, was announced this afternoon at the awards ceremony.
The film, directed by Tom Hoope and starring Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth, tells the true story of King George VI speech therapist, who helped the King overcome his stuttering during the Second World War. Judging from the buzz around the film during the festival, “King Speech” could potentially be this year’s “Slumdog Millionaire”, which won the same award two years ago and then went on to win The Oscar.
Another true story “The First Grader” of an 84-year-old Kenyan, who fought discrimination to attend school and learn to read, was the people’s choice runner-up.