Carolina Markowicz on TOLL (TIFF 2023) – Jennifer Green interviews

Brazilian director Carolina Markowicz’s debut feature film, Charcoal, earned rave reviews last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, then made its European debut at Spain’s San Sebastián International Film Festival. Now she’s poised to repeat the hat trick with her follow-up film, Toll. Only this time, TIFF is celebrating Markowicz with its Emerging Talent Award, and Toll was selected as the closing night film for San Sebastián’s Latin Horizons section. Markowicz has been drawing worldwide attention since her 2018 short film The Orphan debuted at Cannes, where it took The Queer Palm. It went on to play in over 200 festivals, winning more than 50 awards.

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