TIFF: Emily Brontë Biopic ‘Emily’ to Open Platform Program

“Emily,” a biopic starring Emma Mackey as “Wuthering Heights” author Emily Brontë, may have its world premiere by Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition’s Platform program, the pageant introduced Wednesday.

Platform, which was established in 2015 and is known as after the 2000 movie by Jia Zhang-ke, screens eight to 12 movies from a various vary of world filmmakers with rising careers. After the screenings, the Platform Prize, an award of $20,000 CAD, is given to at least one movie chosen by a world jury. Earlier Platform alternatives embody acclaimed movies akin to “Sound of Metallic,” “The Demise of Stalin,” “Jackie,” “Moonlight,” “Woman Macbeth” and “Excessive-Rise.”

“Emily,” the directorial debut of English actor Frances O’Connor, would be the opening movie for this 12 months’s Platform program. The opposite 9 movies chosen for Platform are: “Carvão” by Brazilian director Carolina Markowicz, “La Gravité” by French director Cédric Ido, “Hawa” by French “Cuties” director Maïmouna Doucouré, “Methods to Blow Up a Pipeline” by American director Daniel Goldhaber, “Riceboy Sleeps” by Canadian director Anthony Shim, “Tafrigh” by Iranian director Mani Haghighi, “Foudre” by Swiss director Carmen Jaquier, “Tora’s Husband” by Indian director Rima Das and “Viking” by Canadian director Stéphane Lafleur. All 10 movies will obtain their world premieres on the pageant.

“Eclectic in imaginative and prescient, this 12 months’s choice not solely represents all World Premieres of thrilling, on-the-rise voices from world wide, however it additionally displays the very well timed and distinctive views of racialized filmmakers from diasporic communities broadening the canvas,” TIFF programming chair Anita Lee mentioned in a press release.

The Platform alternatives are curated by Lea, pageant programming director Robyn Citizen and pageant programming senior supervisor Ravi Srinivasan. The members of the Platform Prize jury shall be introduced later this summer season.

Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition will run Sept. 8-18. “Emily” is scheduled to launch in 2023 by Warner Bros. Photos in the UK and Bleecker Road within the U.S.

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