Alan Turing biopic wins top prize at Toronto Film Festival
September 15 , 2014
The Imitation Game, a biopic on British code breaker Alan Turing, bagged the People's Choice award at Canada’s Toronto Film Festival, reports say.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role of the man, who decoded messages of the German navy during World War 2, but faced a conviction for ‘gross indecency’ after the war, at a time when homosexuality was not legal in the UK.
Morten Tyldum, the director of the Imitation Game, described the prize as “an amazing honor.”