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Toronto International Film Festival continues to add to its already eclectic slate by announcing their Platform line-up today. Beginning last year as a special program to highlight auteur-driven features from around the world, this year’s line-up looks remarkably strong, opening with Bertrand Bonello‘s Paris-set terrorism drama Nocturama.
Also featuring new films from Fien Troch, Zacharias Kunuk, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ivan Sen, Katell Quillévéré, Khyentse Norbu, Pablo Larraín, William Oldroyd, Mijke de Jong, Barry Jenkins, Mathieu Denis, and Simon Lavoie, check out the line-up below.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes his first film outside Japan with this French-language ghost romance fantasy, about an aging photographer whose obsession with an archaic technique draws his young assistant and beautiful daughter into a dark and mysterious world. Starring Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, and Mathieu Amalric. ***
- Jordan Raup
Young French helmer Morgan Simon competes in the online My French Film Festival with ” Try to Die Young,”
His fourth short, it turns on a father and son’s conflictive relationship that hardens over one birthday night where they end competing for the same girl.
Pic “turns on a verified fact: Birthday nights turn often into nightmares. It’s the day you measure how people love you. The more you grow up, the more they disappoint. The film explores a harmful situation with someone you care about with all these things you never said. It’s the night where things go too far and about how you try to extricate yourself,” Simon told Variety.
A Paris La Femis film school alum, where he studied screenwriting, he describes the cinema he aims to make as “free and open-hearted.” Simon has just finished the shoot of his feature debut “A Taste of »
- Emilio Mayorga
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