Toronto announces line-up for the Platform competition - Toronto 2019 – Platform

Tiff’s juried programme includes upcoming films by Alice Winocour, Julie Delpy and Sarah Gavron, who will open the section. Ten feature films will compete this year in the Platform section of the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) (5-15 September). In its fifth edition, Platform embraces films by both established and emerging filmmakers that explore a wide variety of themes and genres. Platform Co-Curator Andréa Picard mentioned: “Whether they are debuts or mid-career works, 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.” Sarah Gavron’s (Suffragette) third feature Rocks, a coming-of-age drama starring newcomer Bukky Bakray as a teenager who suddenly has to take care of herself and her younger brother,
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