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TORONTO 2018 Platform

Toronto unveils line-up for the Platform competition

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- The festival’s juried programme features films from Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel, Simon Jaquemet, Markus Schleinzer and more European directors

Toronto unveils line-up for the Platform competition
Jessica Forever by Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled today the 12 feature films that comprise the Platform line-up for its 43rd edition. Ranging from period pieces to police dramas, and even incorporating elements of sci-fi, the films in this year’s lineup also stand out for the variety of genres they explore and the number of complex contemporary anxieties they consider.

Now in its fourth year, Platform is the Toronto International Film Festival’s juried programme that champions risk-taking. A three-person jury —comprised this year by masters Margarethe von Trotta, Béla Tarr and Lee Chang-dong— selects the winner of the Toronto Platform Prize, an award of $25,000 CAD made possible by Air France.

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The full list of films:

Angelo [+see also:
film review
interview: Markus Schleinzer
film profile
]
- Markus Schleinzer (Austria/Luxembourg)
Cities of Last Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Ho Wi Ding (Taiwan/China/USA/France)
Destroyer - Karyn Kusama (USA)
Donnybrook - Tim Sutton (USA) (opening film)
The Good Girls - Alejandra Márquez Abella (Mexico)
Her Smell - Alex Ross Perry (USA)
The Innocent [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Simon Jaquemet (Switzerland/Germany)
Jessica Forever [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (France) (closing film)
Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile
]
- Emmanuel Mouret (France)
Out of Blue [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Carol Morley (UK)
The River [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emir Baigazin
film profile
]
- Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan/Poland/Norway)
Rojo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Benjamín Naishtat (Argentina/Brazil/France/Netherlands/Germany)

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