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2018 TIFF: Alex Ross Perry, Tim Sutton, Karyn Kusama Part of the Platform Programme

2018 TIFF: Alex Ross Perry, Tim Sutton, Karyn Kusama Part of the Platform Programme

The Toronto Intl. Film Festival have unveiled the dozen titles for their Platform Programme. Now in its fourth year, this year’s offerings are for the most part highly anticipated offerings from some deserving auteurs and newbies that come with critical clout. Consisting of mostly world premieres (the only exceptions are Emir Baigazin’s The River which will find itself in the Orizzonti in Venice and Karyn Kusama‘s Destroyer (#20 on our list) which is headed to Telluride beforehand), the section will open with some American indie in Tim Sutton’s Donnybrook – his fourth feature in less than six years ad arguably as expensive as the previous three combined (it ranked 11th on our most anticipated American indie films list for 2018) and the section will close with an item we thought would end up in Cannes or Venice but will bow in the Canadian capitol. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel will world premiere Jessica Forever with Aomi Muyock (she got her debut in Gaspar Noé’s Love) toplining. Here are the 12 selections.

Angelo – Markus Schleinzer | Austria/Luxembourg
World Premiere

Cities of Last Things – Ho Wi Ding | Taiwan/China/USA/France
World Premiere

Destroyer – Karyn Kusama | USA
International Premiere

Donnybrook - Tim Sutton

Donnybrook – Tim Sutton | USA
World Premiere (Platform Opening Film)

The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) – Alejandra Márquez Abella | Mexico
World Premiere

Her Smell - Alex Ross Perry

Her Smell – Alex Ross Perry | USA
World Premiere

The Innocent – Simon Jaquemet | Switzerland/Germany
World Premiere

Jessica Forever – Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel | France
World Premiere (Platform Closing Film)

Mademoiselle de Joncquières – Emmanuel Mouret | France
World Premiere

Out of Blue - Carol Morley

Out of Blue – Carol Morley | UK
World Premiere

The River – Emir Baigazin | Kazakhstan/Poland/Norway
North American Premiere

Rojo – Benjamín Naishtat | Argentina/Brazil/France/Netherlands/Germany
World Premiere

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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