#TIFF19: “THE PLATFORM”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
In a not-too-distant dystopia, The Pit is a form of prison that houses citizens in vertically stacked cells. They get fed through a platform that lowers from the top to bottom leaving those in higher cells with a feast while the ones below fight for leftovers if there are any.
This intelligent single-setting Socio-Political Thriller states important lessons about society and those with power in a simple way. The screenplay is enriched with characters who are entirely unique in their survival and political views. And those perspectives are the basis of the ample amounts of shocking violence that ensue. This is one to look out for at TIFF ’19.
The Platform screens at TIFF on Fri, Sep 6 at Ryerson Theatre at 11:59 PM, Sun, Sep 8 at Scotiabank Theatre at 10 PM, and Sun, Sep 15 at Scotiabank Theatre at 7:15 PM.