Instinct and State Funeral selected for TIFF

Instinct and State Funeral selected for TIFF

With one feature film world premiering in Piazza Grande and two shorts in competition Dutch cinema is very well represented at the upcoming edition of the Locarno Film Festival.

Instinct*, the debut feature of Dutch director Halina Reijn, is selected for the 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film, which world-premiered 12 August in Locarno's Piazza Grande, will have its North-American premiere in TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema programme.

Starring Carice van Houten (Brimstone, Game of Thrones) and Marwan Kenzari (Wolf, Aladdin), Instinct is a psychological thriller about an experienced psychologist working in a penal institution who becomes obsessed with a sex offender who appears to be ready to return to society. The film is produced by Topkapi Films in co-production with Man Up and BNNVARA. International sales are handled by Films Boutique.

Sergei Loznitsa’s State Funeral is selected for Toronto’s Wavelengths. Loznitsa’s 25th film is a documentary based on archive footage shot in the USSR in 1953 as the country mourned the death of Joseph Stalin. Produced by Atoms & Void (The Netherlands) in co-production with Studio Uljana Kim (Lithuania), State Funeral will world premiere during the upcoming edition of the Venice Film Festival, in the Out of Competition section.

TIFF will announce its complete programme shortly.

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival takes place 5 – 15 September.

Still:State Funeral