One of the most compelling sections in the Toronto International Film Festival lineup is the recently-launched Platform sidebar. Showcasing original voices in contemporary cinema, last year’s slate including Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. They’ve now unveiled this year’s lineup, which includes some of our most-anticipated festival premieres, including Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin, Euphoria, starring Eva Green and Alicia Vikandar, and Clio Barnard’s Dark River.

“The films unveiled today embody our bold vision for the programme, and our ongoing commitment to showcase artistic and inventive directors that fearlessly push boundaries,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. “The twelve titles exemplify bravery, dynamism and a unique voice in storytelling that we look for when curating the Platform programme.”

“Platform is the place to look for the distinct stamp of today’s most interesting directors as they establish their reputations,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF’s Artistic Director. “It’s important that the Platform jury also reflects original thinking in cinema. We’re thrilled to bring together Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige and Malgorzata Szumowska, each one responsible for bringing visionary films into the world.”

Check out the lineup below, along with new images.

Beast Michael Pearce, United Kingdom
World Premiere


Brad’s Status Mike White, USA
World Premiere

Custody Xavier Legrand, France
North American Premiere


Dark River Clio Barnard, United Kingdom
World Premiere


Platform Opening Film
The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci, France/United Kingdom/Belgium
World Premiere


Euphoria Lisa Langseth, Sweden/Germany
World Premiere


If You Saw His Heart Joan Chemla, France
World Premiere



Mademoiselle Paradis Barbara Albert, Austria/Germany
World Premiere


Razzia Nabil Ayouch, France
World Premiere


The Seen and Unseen Kamila Andini, Indonesia
World Premiere


Platform Closing Film
Sweet Country Warwick Thornton, Australia
North American Premiere


What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si) Iram Haq, Norway/Germany/Sweden
World Premiere


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