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Platform At TIFF '16: Revolution, Revenge, And Raw Realities

It's the second year of TIFF's juried programme, with 12 visionary and artistically bold new films

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Aug 11, 2016 @ 9:00am

This year's lineup for Platform, the juried programme that champions director’s cinema from around the world, is artistically stimulating and thought-provoking. In its second year, the international lineup includes two Canadian features as well as selections from Australia, France, Bhutan, Belgium, USA, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

This year, Platform takes on complex and bold narratives that range from a dark, twisted fantasy, a dramatic crime thriller, an existential illusion to the reinterpretation of a satirical tragedy, a raw coming-of-age story, and tales of revolutions, radicals, and revenge. The programme will open with the international premiere of the powerful and topical drama Nocturama from critically acclaimed director-writer Bertrand Bonello.

Platform films will screen from Thursday, September 8 to Thursday, September 15. Each film will have its first screening for public, press and industry at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Platform titles are eligible for the Toronto Platform Prize ($25,000 CAD), which goes to the best film in the programme as selected by a three-person international jury, and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on September 18, 2016.

Check out the full lineup of Platform films and join us for screenings starting September 8. And keep checking back to our Festival homepage for all the latest news.