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FIVE NEW FACES at TIFF 2019: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Geraldine Viswanathan, Chino Darin

Like every film festival, new films mean new faces.  And at TIFF 2019, these new faces shone brightly through quirky and dark films.
In no particular order, the rising, talked-about actors and actresses at TIFF 2019 are…

Holocaust drama, THE PAINTED BIRD, had audiences walking out of screenings. A grim and violent film, THE PAINTED BIRD stars 9-year-old Petr Kotlar, a Czech Roma actor, who is in almost every frame of this hard-to-watch 3-hour drama.

Kelvin Harrison Jr (left) in WAVES, and Aussie actress, Geraldine Viswanathanin BAD EDUCATION, made waves and caught the eyes of movie watchers during TIFF 2019
PAINTED BIRD by Director, Václav Marhoul tells the story of a young Jewish boy escaping antisemitic persecution in Europe.
Nine-year-old, Petr Kotlar, a Czech Roma actor, held his own and got the attention of film critics in Painted Bird, at TIFF 2019

Kelvin Harrison Jr. won praise for his TIFF debuted film WAVES, a tragic family drama about a young athlete written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and Harrison shares the screen with Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell and Alexa Demie, with Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown. Filmmaker Magazine named him one of “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

Rising stars of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019: Kelvin Harrison Jr. won at TIFF 2019 for his debuted portrayal in WAVES.

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Aussie actor, Geraldine Viswanathan, made her TIFF premiere with the well-received BAD EDUCATION which also stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.  Viswanathan previously was in the comedy, BLOCKERS.
Alongside his famous father, Ricardo (left), Chino Darin (Right) shined bright in HEROIC LOSWRS at TIFF 2019
Argentinian actor, Chino Darín is the son of the renowned actor Ricardo Darín. Father and son appeared together at TIFF in HEROIC LOSERS, a comedy about a group of townsfolk who carry out a plan of revenge against a bank.

Nahéma Ricci shines in Sophie Deraspe’s provocative film ANTIGONE at TIFF 2019
Nahéma Ricci hails from Montreal and impressed TIFF goers with her performance in the critically acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Sophie Deraspe’s provocative and contemporary retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, ANTIGONE.

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Written by Harrison Cheung

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