Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ Wins Toronto Audience Award

Trailer for the movie “The Fabelmans”, by Steven Spielberg.

After ten days of activities, the edition 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came to an end and crowned the filmmaker steven spielberg with the audience award thanks to his feature film The Fabelmansin what was his debut in the Canadian film meeting.

Steven got the People Choicean award that is voted for by the festival’s moviegoers and that is a good thermometer for the next season of awards, since in the last decade each of the feature films that wins this category is nominated for best film at the Oscar, among these, Green Bookwhich took the statuette for Best Film.

Michelle Williams characterizes the role of Steven Spielberg’s mother in “The Fabelmans.” (Universal Pictures)

Last year, Belfast of Kenneth Brangh triumphed in hybrid Toronto and the previous year, Nomadland of Chloe Zhao took the prize TIFF before winning at the Academy Awards. Other past winners include 12 years a slave Y La La Land: A Love Story.

The Fabelmans has been heralded as the most personal film of Spielberg, semibiographical about his childhood. In the same, that Universal Pictures Opening on November 11 in the United States and in early 2023 in Latin America, Michelle Williams and Paul Dano star as the parents, with Gabriel LaBelle as teenager Steven, Sammy Fabelman. The film garnered excellent reviews after its release.

First official poster of "The Fabelmans". (Universal Pictures)
First official poster of “The Fabelmans”. (Universal Pictures)

“This is the most personal film I have ever made and the warm reception from everyone at toronto made my first visit to TIFF so up close and personal for me and my whole family Fabelmann. Wow, never in a million years did I think our satire of traditional award films would actually win an award on its own,” Spielberg said in a statement read by Cameron Bailey, director of festivals.

The observers of Oscar they believe that the TIFF Audience Award is a benchmark for the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards. Since 1978, the Audience Award has gone to Best Picture winners like Green Book, 12 Years A Slave, Slumdog Millionaire, American Beauty, Nomadland and Chariots Of Fire.

First images of "The Fabelmans". (Universal Pictures)
First images of “The Fabelmans”. (Universal Pictures)

Billed as the legendary director’s most personal project to date, The Fabelmans it marked Spielberg’s TIFF debut. Set in mid-century Arizona, the drama stars Michelle Williams and Paul Dano as the parents of teenage movie buff Sammy Fabelman, while Seth Rogen takes on the role of a close family friend.

Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the film follows Sammy, played by Matthew Zoryon Francis-DeFord Y Gabriel LaBelle in two different stages, as he moves from town to town with his piano-playing mother (Williams), computer engineer dad Burt (paul dano), her sisters, and a family friend in tow.

It is the first time that Steven Spielberg has presented one of his films at TIFF. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
It is the first time that Steven Spielberg has presented one of his films at TIFF. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

co-written with Tony Kushnerthe drama shows Sammy dealing with the pressures of a divided family, his marginal experience as a young Jewish man, and his struggle to find his voice as a budding filmmaker.

“Like I said on stage the other night, I’m mostly glad I brought this movie to Toronto. The warm reception from everyone in Toronto made my first visit to TIFF so up close and personal for me and my entire Fabelman family,” he said.

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The Fabelmans It still does not have a confirmed date in Latin America, but you can already see Love without barriershis previous film, in Disney+.


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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ Wins Toronto Audience Award