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The Toronto Film Festival has awarded Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden with its Platform Prize as the festival winds down its 2019 edition. Several winners were announced Thursday during a ceremony at the Bisha Hotel including the FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery program, awarded to Heather Young for Murmur , and the FIPRESCI Prize for the Special Presentations program won by Coky Giedroyc’s How to Build a Girl starring Beanie Feldstein. Martin Eden , which Kino Lorber acquired for North America last week after its Venice Film Festival world premiere, is an adaptation of the 1909 Jack London novel about a young man (Luca Marinelli) trying to rise above his circumstances and become a member of the literary elite. Full story

13 September