Trapero and Mascaro Also Headed to Toronto

The Toronto Film Festival announced today the inaugural slate for the festival’s newest program -Platforms, a section dedicated to "director's cinema" picks from around the world— which includes 12 features, two from Latin America in their North American premiere: The Clan / El clan (pictured) by Pablo Trapero from Argentina, and Neon Bull / Boi Neon by Gabriel Mascaro from Brazil.

Starring popular actor Guillermo Francella, the new film from Argentine auteur Trapero (Crane World, White Elephant) recounts the astonishing true story of a seemingly normal middle-class family that trafficked in the kidnapping, ransoming and murder of the wealthy.

In Neon Bull, Writer-director Mascaro offers a wild, sensual, and utterly transporting look at life behind the scenes on the Brazilian rodeo circuit.

The 40th edition of the Toronto Film Festival will take place September 10-20 in Canada.