We’ve seen the lineups for the Gala and Special Presentations and for the TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, and Short Cuts programs. Today, the Toronto International Film Festival, whose forty-second edition runs from September 7 through 17, presents its lineup of twelve films competing in the Platform program. Three filmmakers make up the jury, Chen Kaige, Malgorzata Szumowska, and Wim Wenders.
Again, links from each of the titles will take you to its page at the festival’s site for synopses, images, cast lists, and so on.
Beast, directed by Michael Pearce, World Premiere.
Brad's Status, Mike White, World Premiere.
Custody, Xavier Legrand, North American Premiere.
Dark River, Clio Barnard, World Premiere.
The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, World Premiere, Platform Opening Film. Image above.
Euphoria, Lisa Langseth, World Premiere.
If You Saw His Heart, Joan Chemla, World Premiere.
Mademoiselle Paradis, Barbara Albert, World Premiere.
Razzia, Nabil Ayouch, World Premiere.
Sweet Country, Warwick Thornton, North American Premiere, Platform Closing Film.
What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si), Iram Haq, World Premiere.
Update: IndieWire’s Eric Kohn reminds us that Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight officially premiered in last year’s Platform program (though it’d screened at Telluride one week before). “However, even as the section’s third edition features a range of promising films, artistic director Cameron Bailey emphasized that anyone searching for the next Moonlight was looking at it the wrong way. ‘The section isn’t designed for awards season, but to look beyond it,’ he said in an interview. ‘What are the films that show real director voices? So we decided, instead of getting swayed by the success of Moonlight and hunting for the next one, we wanted to keep our eyes on the most exciting voices.’”
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