Two Latin American Films Will Compete for the Platform Prize at the Toronto Film Festival

Rojo  by Benjamín Naishtat

Rojo by Benjamín Naishtat

By Carlos A. Gutiérrez

Two Latin American productions have been announced today among the 12 feature films that will have their world premiere in this year's Platform section, the only competitive sidebar at the Toronto Film Festival: Las niñas bien / The Good Girls by Mexican director Alejandra Márquez Abella and Rojo by Argentine director Benjamín Naishtat.

The second feature film by Márquez Abella—after her debut feature Semana Santa—stars Ilse Salas, Flavio Medina, and Cassandra Ciangherotti, and follows a well-to-do socialite and her husband must wrestle with the impact of Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis.

Set in Argentina during the mid-1970s and starring Darío Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, and Alfredo Castro, Naishtat’s hypnotic drama Rojo follows a successful lawyer whose picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a private detective comes to his seemingly quiet small town and starts asking questions.

The 2018 edition of the Toronto Film Festival will take place September 6 - 16 in Canada.