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The Death of Stalin Directed by Armando Iannucci
The Death of Stalin

The  2017 Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its lineup of 12 films for this year’s Platform program.  The program will open with the world premiere of The Death of Stalin, from award winning director-writer Armando Iannucci. The historical epic follows the final days leading up to the Soviet dictator’s death.  Sweet Country, a period western from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton will close the Platform section.

The films will compete for the Platform Prize, to be awarded by a jury comprising award-winning filmmakers Chen Kaige, Malgorzata Szumowska and Wim Wenders. Last year’s Platform included celebrated films such as William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie and Barry Jenkins’s Academy Award Best Picture winner, Moonlight.

Platform titles are eligible for the Toronto Platform Prize ($25,000 CAD) made possible by Air France.

2017 Toronto International Film Festival Platform Lineup

Michael Pearce, United Kingdom
World Premiere

Brad’s Status
Mike White, USA
World Premiere

Xavier Legrand, France
North American Premiere

Dark River
Clio Barnard, United Kingdom
World Premiere

Platform Opening Film
The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci, France/United Kingdom/Belgium
World Premiere

Lisa Langseth, Sweden/Germany
World Premiere

If You Saw His Heart
Joan Chemla, France
World Premiere

Mademoiselle Paradis
Barbara Albert, Austria/Germany
World Premiere

Nabil Ayouch, France
World Premiere

The Seen and Unseen
Kamila Andini, Indonesia
World Premiere

Platform Closing Film .
Sweet Country
Warwick Thornton, Australia
North American Premiere

What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si)
Iram Haq, Norway/Germany/Sweden
World Premiere


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