This morning the Toronto Film Festival announced its slate of 12 films that will be competing in this year’s Platform section. Included in the directors-focused competition is Fien Troch’s fourth feature film, “Home.”
The drama portrays the struggle between two generations: teenagers who explore a thin line between trust, friendship, and loyalty, and adults who seem alienated from their past younger selves. Both find it difficult to communicate and understand each other’s closed-off worlds, making their clash more brutal than expected. The story centers mostly around 17-year-old Kevin who starts an apprenticeship at his aunt’s store and moves in with her and her family. After meeting his cousin Sammy’s friend John, he discovers that John lives an unbearable situation with his mother and feels the urge to help out his new friend.
“Home” features young and emerging Belgian actors Sebastian Van Dun, Mistral Guidotti, Loïc Batog and Lena Suijkerbuijk, as well as Karlijn Sileghem, Robbie Cleiren, Els Deceukelier, Kevin Janssens, among others. Troch wrote the screenplay along with Nico Leunen.
This year Platform aims to take on complex and bold narratives from a wide range of genres. Other titles competing include Pablo Larraín’s Natalie Portman-starring Jackie O biopic, “Jackie,” Barry Jenkin’s “Moonlight,” the French-language “Daguerrotype” and many more. You can check out the full list of films by clicking here. The winner of the Platform section will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on September 18.
The film festival runs September 8 – 18.
Check out the first teaser and poster of “Home” below: