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Emily - Toronto International Film Festival Platform 2022 lineup
Emily directed by Frances O’Connor

Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the 10 feature films that comprise the 2022 Platform program that champions bold directorial visions. Emily, the feature debut by Frances O’Connor, has been selected as the program’s opening film, and — like all 10 films in the program — is a World Premiere. This year’s selection also includes two Canadian titles: Riceboy Sleeps and Viking.

“We launched Platform to shine a brighter light on some of the most original films and distinct voices at our Festival,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO. “Now in year seven, it’s become a true home for international auteurs on the rise.”

Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s groundbreaking second feature, previous Platform selections include Hany Abu-Assad’s Huda’s Salon (2021), Kamila Andini’s Yuni (2021), Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal (2019), Alice Winocour’s Proxima (2019), Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. (2019), Sarah Gavron’s Rocks (2019), Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin (2017), Pablo Larraín’s Jackie (2016), Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016), William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth (2016) and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise (2015).

Platform’s full 2022 lineup:

Charcoal (Carvão)
Carolina Markowicz | Brazil, Argentina
World Premiere

Platform Opening Night Film.
Emily
Frances O’Connor | UK
World Premiere

The Gravity (La Gravité)
Cédric Ido | France
World Premiere

Hawa
Maïmouna Doucouré | France
World Premiere

How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Daniel Goldhaber | USA
World Premiere

Riceboy Sleeps
Anthony Shim | Canada
World Premiere

Subtraction (Tafrigh)
Mani Haghighi | Iran, France
World Premiere

Thunder (Foudre)
Carmen Jaquier | Switzerland
World Premiere

Tora’s Husband
Rima Das | India
World Premiere

Viking
Stéphane Lafleur | Canada
World Premiere

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