The World Premiere of Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel’s highly anticipated feature-film debut, Jessica Forever, will be the closing film of the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 Platform program. The duo have previously collaborated on three critically acclaimed short films that have travelled the international festival circuit.
“Jessica Forever is among the most formally inventive titles in the lineup, and we are very pleased that it will be closing the program,” said TIFF Director & CEO Piers Handling. “This is exactly the kind of film that belongs in Platform: audacious, surprising, and effective in its futurism. We are excited to see how TIFF audiences will react to the film.”
Jessica Forever presents a dystopian world where violent youths wreak havoc. Jessica, the first person to show love and understanding to some of these troubled souls, is the leader of a group of rehabilitated marauders who are on a quest to create a more peaceful world.
“We are very happy to have Jessica Forever premiere in such a prestigious selection, and we feel really honored,” said the film’s co-directors. “It will be the first public screening of our movie, so it’s a strange mix between fear and joy. The Festival is also going to be our first trip to North America!”
The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2018.