Toronto, Aug 8 (Canadian-Media): 10 features competing for the Platform for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019, were unveiled today, TIFF reports said.
Kazik Radwanski. Image credit: Twitter handle
This year's Platform filmmakers, 40 percent of which are directed by women, offer diverse range of talent and distinct directorial voices ranging from first-time feature directors to veterans at turning points in their careers.
Performed by Deragh Campbell (TIFF 2015 Rising Star), Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 ft is the standout Canadian title of 2019 lineup.
“These films tackle some of the most urgent concerns of our day using original, exciting cinematic language, ” said Cameron Bailey, Platform Co-Curator and TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head
“These films push the boundaries of narrative filmmaking in surprising and rigorous ways, some using documentary or experimental techniques in their approaches. Audiences will recognize similar themes emerge like a global collective subconscious, but what is truly exciting is the varied means of cinematic expression on display,” said Platform Co-Curator Andréa Picard.
Platform’s complete 2019 lineup:
Anne at 13,000 ft Kazik Radwanski | Canada/USA World Premiere
Platform Closing Film.
Martin Eden Pietro Marcello | Italy/France International Premiere
The Moneychanger (Así Habló El Cambista) Federico Veiroj | Uruguay/Argentina/Germany World Premiere
My Zoe Julie Delpy | Germany/France World Premiere
Proxima Alice Winocour | France/Germany World Premiere
Platform Opening Film.
Rocks Sarah Gavron | United Kingdom World Premiere
The Sleepwalkers (Los Sonámbulos) Paula Hernández | Argentina/Uruguay World Premiere
Sound of Metal Darius Marder | USA World Premiere
Wet Season Anthony Chen | Singapore/Taiwan World Premiere
Workforce (Mano De Obra) David Zonana | Mexico World Premiere