7 items from 2015
Sue Brooks. Looking for Grace will screen in Platform, a new competitive section of the Toronto International Film Festival which showcases films that have a strong directorial vision. The road movie starring Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young and Terry Norris is the only Australian title in the running for the $C25,000 prize determined by the jury of filmmakers Jia Zhang-ke, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland. That strengthens Australia.s profile at the event which runs September 10-20. Jocelyn Moorhouse.s The Dressmaker will have its world premiere in Gala Presentations,. Simon Stone.s The Daughter will have its North American premiere in Special Presentations and Jennifer Peedom.s Sherpa and Gillian Armstrong.s Women He.s Undressed will compete in Tiff Docs.
Young, who also stars in The Daughter, plays 16-year-old Grace, who has run away from home. Her exasperated parents head to the West Australian wheat belt »
- Don Groves
The Tiff folks have unveiled their slated dozen features for their spanking brand new competitive section and they’ve managed to lasso some high profile world preems that will compete alongside Int. and Na premieres. Claire Denis, Agnieszka Holland and Jia Zhang-ke for which the name of the programme section is named after (Tiff referenced his 2000 film), will see a class comprised of the likes Joachim Lafosse and his piping hot The White Knights, David Verbeek (Full Contact starring Grégoire Colin – see pic above), Fabienne Berthaud and yet again actress Diane Kruger with Sky and Ben Wheatley‘s highly anticipated High Rise. Also included in the comp we find Pablo Trapero‘s Venice-bound The Clan, Eva Husson‘s hotly tipped directorial debut Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) and a docu entry that sounds absolutely brutal true story from Alan Zweig in Hurt. The winner will be announced on »
- Eric Lavallee
The Toronto International Film Festival has, through its run, divided the films into numerous programmes to better identify and group together like-minded features. One of the new additions to the programme in 2015 will be the Platform selection, which will showcase films with a strong directorial vision. What is unique about this programme is that the selected films, twelve in total, will be judged by a three-person jury during the event, with the top film taking home a $25,000 prize. The first ever group of judges at the 2015 event will be comprised of filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke, whose 2000 film Platform was cited as the inspiration for the programme, alongside filmmakers Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland. The lineup for the Platform was announced today, and can be seen below, alongside their official synopses.
Biarritz. Sixteen-year-old George, a beautiful high-school student, falls in love with Alex. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) has unveiled the 12 titles that will comprise the inaugural line-up for Platform - the new juried programme that champions director-led cinema from around the world.
The competitive strand includes the world premiere of Ben Wheatley’s highly-anticipated High-Rise, a dystopic depiction of a society that starts a class war in a high-rise apartment. The adaptation of Jg Ballard’s 1975 novel stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.
Kruger plays Romy, a married woman on holiday in the Us who storms out on her French husband (Gilles Lellouche) after an argument and wanders into the desert outside of Las »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
We hoped for it at Cannes, it wasn't in the Venice slate, and oddly enough, it was recently announced as part of Zurich's slate, but this morning we know now where Ben Wheatley's "High Rise" will be making its first appearance. The Toronto International Film Festival has announced that the film will make its World Premiere as part of their new, juried Platform lineup. The film joins some terrific international titles (including Pablo Trapero's "The Tribe") that will be competing for a $25,000 prize. Nothing says "you're the best" like some hard, cash money. Check out the latest lineup additions below and see you in Toronto from September 10-20. Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) Eva Husson, France World Premiere Biarritz. Sixteen-year-old George, a beautiful high-school student, falls in love with Alex. To get his attention, she initiates a group game with Alex, Nikita, Laetitia and Gabriel during which they will discover, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“Kill List” helmer Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise,” the hotly anticipated adaptation of the 1975 J. G. Ballard novel starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss, will receive its world premiere in Platform, the Toronto International Film Festival’s new juried program, which unveiled its 12-pic slate on Thursday.
The program, which spotlights cinema from international directors, will also screen the world premiere of Fabienne Berthaud’s “Sky,” in which a vacationing woman (Diane Kruger) ditches her husband and embarks on a solo journey in the American west. Pic also stars Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Lena Dunham, Gilles Lellouche and Q’orianka Kilcher.
Other world premieres include: Alan Zweig’s “Hurt” (one-legged cancer survivor Steve Fonyo raised $13 million on a 1985 cross-Canada run before his life went seriously downhill); Eve Husson’s coming-of-ager “Bang Gang” (a teenager initiates a group game that pushes the limits of players »
- Jennie Punter
Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.
With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.
Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.
For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »
7 items from 2015
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