Joel and Ethan Coen‘s A Serious Man was named the best narrative film of the Toronto Film Festival in a just-posted Indiewire poll of attending critics and bloggers. And Erik Gandini‘s Videocracy was named best documentary.
Narrative runners-up were (in this order) Chuan Lu‘s City of Life and Death, Jason Reitman‘s Up In The Air, Jacques Audiard‘s A Prophet, Giorgos Lanthimos‘ Dogtooth (respectful disagreement!), Lee Daniels‘ Precious, Luca Guadagnino‘s I Am Love, Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch, Tom Ford‘s A Single Man and Samuel Maoz‘s Lebanon.
The doc runners-up were Chris Smith‘s Collapse, Don Argott‘s The Art of the Steal, Leanne Pooley‘s The Topp Twins, and Micheal Tucker and Petra Eppperlein‘s How To Hold A Flag.