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‘Emily’ to Open the Platform Sidebar Competition at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival

Emily, starring Sex Education breakout star Emma Mackey and directed by Frances O’Connor (who starred in The Conjuring 2 and Mercy), will open the Platform competition sidebar at this year’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be distributed in the United States by Bleecker Street.

Ten new films were announced by TIFF to premiere in this section of competition, which only includes international films who find themselves outside of Hollywood studios. Brazilian director Carolina Markowicz‘s Charcoal will be one of the films in the selection, alongside Daniel Goldhaber‘s How to Blow Up a Pipeline and Anthony Shim‘s Riceboy Sleeps.

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

The Platform prize winner will be selected by an international jury. While this year’s jury hasn’t been announced as of today, previous years’ groups were conformed by people such as Claire Denis, Béla Tarr, Brian De Palma, Mira Nair, Riz Ahmed and Jia Zhang-ke.

The 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 8th until September 18th. It will be opened by Sally El Hosaini’s drama The Swimmers, which tells the story of real-life sisters who are refugees from the Syrian War. Their journey would eventually take them to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Source: THR

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