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David Cronenberg Takes Top Toronto Prize

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Sep 16, 2007 | 6:33am EDT

Canadian film director David Cronenberg's homecoming was a winning one--he scored the top prize at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Cronenberg's new movie Eastern Promises was honored with the People's Choice Award--which is elected by film fans.

Festival director Piers Handling says, "It's great that it's a Canadian film by one of our monsters."

Cronenberg was at the film's festival premiere with his leading man and lady Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts.

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