Her Smell by Alex Ross Perry
Her Smell by Alex Ross Perry

Ranging from period pieces to police dramas, and even incorporating elements of sci-fi, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled today the 12 feature films that comprise the 2018 Platform lineup. The program’s lineup includes four features (30%) directed or co-directed by women, and seven titles that feature strong women in leading roles. Hailing from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, all but two of the titles will be making their World Premiere at the Festival. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel’s Jessica Forever is the standout feature directorial debut in the program.

Now in its fourth year, Platform is the Toronto International Film Festival’s juried program that champions risk-taking, with a lineup of up to 12 works with high artistic merit and a bold directorial vision. A three-person jury selects the winner of the Toronto Platform Prize, an award of $25,000 CAD made possible by Air France, which will be presented to the best film in the lineup at the Awards Ceremony on the last day of the Festival.

Previous titles that have screened as part of the program include Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin (2017), Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country (2017), Pablo Larraín’s Jackie (2016), Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016), and Eva Husson’s Bang Gang (2015).

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 PLATFORM PROGRAM

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

Platform Opening Film.
Donnybrook Tim Sutton | USA
World Premiere

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

Her Smell Alex Ross Perry | USA
World Premiere

The Innocent Simon Jaquemet | Switzerland/Germany
World Premiere

Platform Closing Film.
Jessica Forever Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel | France
World Premiere

Mademoiselle de Joncquières Emmanuel Mouret | France
World Premiere

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

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