Festivals, Film
Aug 3, 2022

Toronto Film Festival Reveals Emily Bronte Movie ‘Emily’ Selected to Open Platform

The Emily Brontë movie Emily, starring Sex Education breakout Emma Mackey as the author Emily Brontë in the movie from writer-director Frances O’Connor and U.S. distributor Bleecker Street, will open the Platform competition sidebar at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Image Courtesy Of Bleecker Street

“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,” TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said in a statement.

An international jury to be shortly announced will pick the Platform Prize winner. Previous jury members include Claire Denis, Béla Tarr, Brian De Palma, Mira Nair, Riz Ahmed and Jia Zhang-ke. The Toronto Film Festival, set to run Sept. 8 to 18. Earlier the festival announced that the Working Title and Netflix drama The Swimmers, Sally El Hosaini’s drama about real-life sisters on an inspiring odyssey as refugees from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, will open the 2022 edition.