'GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE' WINS U.S. FILM CRITICS' TOP PRIZE

Jan 04, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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”Goodbye to Language,” a French film with English subtitles about a dog that connects two people having an affair, has won the U.S. National Society of Film Critics award for film of the year in 20-14.

The 70-minue 3-D film beat out ”Boyhood,” for which Richard Linklater won best director.

”Boyhood” chronicles 12 years in the life of a boy and which was filmed with the same actor over that time.

Timothy Spall was chosen as best actor for ”Mr. Turner,” about 19-th century British artist JMW Turner.

The film also picked up the award for best cinematography.

Marion Cotillard won best actress for ”Two Days, One Night,” a Belgian drama about a factory worker who must lobby coworkers to keep her job.

Best supporting actress went to Patricia Arquette for ”Boyhood”.

JK Simmons was selected best supporting actor for ”Whiplash”.

The award for best screenplay went to Wes Anderson for ”Grand Budapest Hotel”.

Best non-fiction film went to the ”Citizenfour” documentary about the government’s secret surveillance program that was exposed by former national security contractor Edward Snowden.

The U.S. National Society of Film Critics has 59 members from major publications across the country.

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