Toronto Film Festival Sets Sarah Gavron, Julie Delpy Films for Platform Section

Other films competing for $20,000 in the TIFF section include Alice Winocur’s “Proxima,” Pietro Marcello’s “Martin Eden” and Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal”

Rocks movie Sarah Gavron

Sarah Gavron’s “Rocks,” Julie Delpy’s “My Zoe,” Alice Winocur’s “Proxima” and Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal” are among the 10 films that will make up the competitive Platform section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF organizers announced on Wednesday.

“Rocks,” a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl living alone with her younger brother in London, is the third feature from “Suffragette” and “Brick Lane” director Gavron, and will be the section’s opening-night film.

Italian director Pietro Marcello’s “Martin Eden,” an adaptation of the 1909 novel by Jack London, will close the section.

Other films will include “My Zoe,” in which actress-director Delpy stars with Richard Armitage and Daniel Bruhl; “Promixa,” starring Eva Green and Matt Dillon; “Sound of Metal,” with Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke; “Wet Season,” from “Ilo Ilo” director Anthony Chen; and “Workforce,” directed by David Zonana and produced by Michel Franco.

Nine of the 10 films are world premieres, while “Martin Eden” is an international premiere. Four of the 10 are directed by women.

The films will all be eligible for a $20,000 CAD prize that goes to the best film in the section, as chosen by a three-person jury.

In recent years, films in TIFF’s Platform section have included Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin,” Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie,” Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” and William Oldroyd’s “Lady Macbeth.”

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival will begin on Sept. 5 and run through Sept. 15.

The lineup:

“Anne at 13,000 ft,” Kazik Radwanski
“Martin Eden,” Pietro Marcello
“The Moneychanger” (“Así Habló El Cambista”), Federico Veiroj
“My Zoe,” Julie Delpy
“Proxima,” Alice Winocour
“Rocks,” Sarah Gavron
“The Sleepwalkers” (“Los Sonámbulos ) Paula Hernández
“Sound of Metal,” Darius Marder
“Wet Season,” Anthony Chen
“Workforce” (“Mano De Obra”), David Zonana