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Villeneuve's 'Enemy' beats out Dolan, Dowse for Toronto critics' award

January 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM

TORONTO - Quebec director Denis Villeneuve's mind-bending thriller "Enemy" has won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award from Toronto critics.

Michael Dowse's romantic comedy "The F Word" and Xavier Dolan's critically acclaimed "Mommy" were the runners-up for the honour, presented by the Toronto Film Critics Association at a gala on Tuesday night.

It's the third time Villeneuve has claimed the award, having previously won for 2009's "Polytechnique" and 2010's "Incendies."

"Enemy" stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a downtrodden history professor who sees his double on TV and decides to find him.

Based on Jose Saramago's novel "The Double," the film has also won five Canadian Screen Awards including best picture and best director.

The Toronto Film Critics Association previously announced that the coming-of-age epic "Boyhood" had won its awards for best picture, best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette and best director for Richard Linklater.

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