Toronto Film Festival 2022 lineup

Director Sam Mendes, new works by Sarah Polley, tyler perryDarren Aronofsky and Reginald Hudlin will appear at the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, an annual festival of cinema that serves as one of the unofficial kickoffs to film awards season.

Offering a full-week, as it is known around the entertainment business, two years after hosting large-scale virtual or theatrically-minimized events as a concession to COVID, Toronto, or TIFF wants. Long spotlight of the best moviemaking.

Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, said, “We’re seeing the excitement of fans, bigger audiences, bigger movie launches and the red carpet going on.” Diversity, “If it sounds like a familiar Toronto Film FestivalThat’s what we’re going to do this year.”

As Tinseltown decamps for Canada, it will once again be brought to life with spectacular premieres, celebrity panels and a crowd-packed auditorium that studio executives say is the most enthusiastic and least busy of any major festival. Huh. boon, hiccups and walkouts Sometimes marry the Cannes premiere There is no talk at TIFF, where even the weakest film is met with humble applause.

And that’s partly why the lineup for the festival’s gala and special productions shows – as everything scattered before the pandemic – is overflowing with spectacular premieres. Mendes will star with “Empire of Light”, a romance set in an English coastal cinema starring Olivia Colman and Colin Firth. Polly will debut “Women Talking,” which will see a group of women battling a series of sexual assaults in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia. Perry is presenting her coming-of-age period drama “A Jazzman Blues,” a deeply personal film called mark departure From the extensive comedies and plays that took him to the A-list. Aronofsky will look to cement “The Whale,” a drama about a 600-pound man trying to reconnect with his daughter, as the Oscar frontrunner following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival this month. And Hudlin is hitting up Toronto with “Sydney,” a documentary about barrier breaker actor Sidney Poitier produced with the participation of the screen legend’s family. To increase the icon quota, it is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

They join such previously announced world premieres as Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic “The Woman King,” Rian Johnson’s star-studded whodunit “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Woman King.”fabelmens,” a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story. The festival will also feature two distinctive looks at the LGBTQ experience – “My Policeman,” a play with Harry Styles as a close-knit police officer in 1950s England, and “Brothers“A boisterous rom-com by Billy Eichner which is one of those First “Meet the Cutie” Stories A major studio focused on gay men. Both the films were announced by TIFF ahead of their release on Thursday.

Many movies taped on the screen at TIFF show this Hollywood’s Efforts to Be More Inclusive are starting to reshape the type of films it produces. Bailey noted that films like Lena Dunham’s medieval comedy “Katherine Called Birdie”, Or Leila Neugebauer’s “Causeway”, a drama about a soldier suffering a traumatic brain injury, starring Jennifer Lawrence, projects told from a female perspective.

“A sort of gender-based calculation and awakening has had a profound effect on the film world and the films that go to festivals,” says Bailey. not told when the film world was dominated by men or placed in the background of men’s stories. When you put women in the writer’s chair or behind the camera as directors or as main characters, you There are different types of stories to be found and which resonate with the audience in different ways.”

Widening Hollywood’s aperture doesn’t just include telling female-centric stories. TIFF has several films, such as “The Woman King”, the story of an all-female military regiment of African warriors, or Stephen Williams’ “Chevalier”, a play about a black violinist and composer. Louis XVI of France, which sheds light on parts of history that have been largely ignored by the studio.

“We’ve got a lot of great movies from Black filmmakers about the Black experience,” Bailey says. “There is a fascinating expanse of stories that are being told and there is a growing recognition that these audiences, who have been here for a long time, have been craving stories like these.”

Other notable additions to the festival include the world premiere of Stephen Frears’ “The Lost King”, the story of an amateur historian discovering the remains of King Richard III; Shekhar Kapur’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”, a cross-cultural rom-com that toggles between London and South Asia; and Catherine Hardwicke’s “Prisoner’s Daughter,” a drama about an ex-convict trying to bond with his family after being released from prison. There are also such offbeat entries as Mark Mylaud’s “The Menu,” a dark comic horror film with Ralph Fiennes as a sinister celebrity chef, and Ruben Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” a smattering of class commentary and scatological humour. Clever mix. Cannes Toast,

TIFF has a remarkable track record when it comes to spotlighting the films that dominated awards season. Recent festivals, even those that have been hoisted under the ghost of COVID, have slated for future Oscar winners “The Power of the Dog,” “Belfast,” and “Nomadland” (Best Picture of 2022). The winner, “CODA,” included impressive premieres as it was already streaming on Apple TV+ when TIFF came along). This year’s gathering will see the return of Peter Farrelly, whose most recent effort, “The Green Book,” won an audience award when it was screened at TIFF in 2018 before being nominated for Best Film at the Academy Awards. He’s back with “The Greatest Bear Runs Ever,” a war drama starring Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, and Bill Murray. Will magic strike twice?

Other films would come to Canada in the hope that they could build on the momentum created at earlier festivals. These included “Triangle of Sadness”, which won the Palme d’Or, as well as “Holy Spider”, the story of an Iranian serial killer who was another breakout from Cannes. Several filmmakers, such as Aronofsky and “The Sons” Florian Zeller, will care for serious cases of jet lag as they shuttle from Venice, where their films are debuting, where their films will also be screened. And some movies that will launch from Lido, like Alejandro J. Inaritu’s “Bardo” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All” are leaving TIFF, although Bailey was concerned about whether she turned down the invitation.

“I don’t really talk about movies that aren’t at the festival,” Bailey says. “I’ll just tell you that I’m incredibly excited with this lineup, and I think our audience will be too.”

The festival will run from September 8 to September 18. TIFF will unveil its programming options for its Midnight Madness, Discovery and other classes in the coming days. Festival organizers expect to host between 200 feature films and 40 short films in various verticals.

Here is the full list of films announced on Thursday:

Gala Presentations 2022
*previously announced
Alice, Darling
Mary Nighy | Canada, USA
world premiere

Black Ice
Hubert Davis | Canada
world premiere

The Greatest Bear Run Ever
Peter Farrelly | America
world premiere

butcher’s crossing
Gabe Polsky | America
world premiere

hummingbird
Francesca Archibugi | Italy, France
world premiere

to hunt
Lee Jung-jae | South Korea
North American Premiere

a jazzman’s blues
Tyler Perry | America
world premiere

Kutchi Limbu
Shubham Yogi | India
world premiere

moving on
Paul Weitz | America
world premiere

Paris Memories
Alice Winokor | France
North American Premiere

prisoner’s daughter
Catherine Hardwicke | America
world premiere

Raymond and Ray
Rodrigo Garcia | America
world premiere

perch
Amy Radford | America
world premiere

Sydney
Reginald Hudlin | America
world premiere

Son
Florian Zeller | United Kingdom
North American Premiere

opening night movie
*swimmer
Sally L. Hosseini | United Kingdom
world premiere

What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Shekhar Kapur | United Kingdom
world premiere

*female king
Gina Prince-Bythewood | America
world premiere

Special Presentations 2022
*previously announced
allelujah
Sir Richard Eyre | United Kingdom
world premiere

all Quiet on the Western Front
Edward Berger | Germany
world premiere

Inisherin. the banshee
Martin McDonagh | United Kingdom, Ireland, USA
North American Premiere

blueback
Robert Connolly | Australia
world premiere

blue kaftan
Maryam Touzani | Morocco, France, Belgium, Denmark
North American Premiere

Broker
Hirokazu Kore-eda | South Korea
Canadian Premier

*brother
Clement Virgo | Canada
world premiere

*bros
Nicholas Stoller | America
world premiere

*Katherine is called Birdie
Lena Dunham | United Kingdom
world premiere

Paved road
Purple Newgebauer | United States of america
world premiere

Rajput
Stephen Williams | America
world premiere

bodice
Marie Kreutzer | Austria, France, Germany
North American Premiere

decision to leave
Park Chan-wook | South Korea
North American Premiere

devotion
JD Dillard | America
world premiere

driving
Madeleine Christian Carrion | France
international premiere

alternate
Diego Lerman | Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Spain, France
world premiere

kingdom of light
Sam Mendes | United Kingdom, USA
Canadian Premier

eternal daughter
Joanna Hogg | United Kingdom
North American Premiere

*The Fablemans
Steven Spielberg | America
world premiere

*Kanch Ka Pyaaz: A Knives Out Mystery
Rian Johnson | America
world premiere

good night op
Ryan White | America
international premiere

the good nurse
Tobias Lindholm | America
world premiere

holy spider
Ali Abbasi | Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France
Canadian Premier

joyland
Sam Sadiq | Pakistan
North American Premiere

king’s cavalry
bian gangs | Nigeria
world premiere

the lost king
Stephen Frears | United Kingdom
world premiere

a man of reason
Jung Woo-sung | South Korea
world premiere

menu
Mark Mylod | America
world premiere

* on come up
Sana Lathan | America
world premiere

a good morning
Mia Hansen-Lowe | France
Canadian Premier

other people’s children
Rebecca Zlotowski | France
North American Premiere

moonlit daydream
Brett Morgan | America
North American Premiere

*my cop*
Michael Grandage | United Kingdom
world premiere

Midwife
Nikyatu Jusu | USA
international premiere

no bear
Zafar Panahi Iran
North American Premiere

The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile
Kaitlin Horan | Deer
international premiere

St. Omar
Alice Diop | France
North American Premiere

sanctuary
Zachary Wigan | America
world premiere

stories should not be told
cesk gay | Spain
world premiere

triangle of sorrow
Reuben Ostlund | Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, France, Greece North American Premiere

Come near
Hong Sang-soo | South Korea
world premiere

wendell and wilde
Henry Selick | America
world premiere

talking woman
Sarah Polly | America
international premiere

whale
Darren Aronofsky | America
North American Premiere

Wonder
Sebastian Lelio | United Kingdom, Ireland
Canadian Premier

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