Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ wins Toronto festival top prize

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Steven Spielberg’s deeply personal new movie “The Fabelmans” secured its position as an early Oscars frontrunner Sunday by winning the top prize at the Toronto International Film festival. “The Fabelmans,” out in theaters in November, is a semi-autobiographical drama based on Spielberg’s childhood, covering his parents’ troubled marriage, anti-Semitic bullying and his early efforts directing zero-budget movies with his teenage friends. It earned a raucous standing ovation from the audience at its world premiere last weekend at the Toronto festival, known as TIFF. “As I said…

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