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TIFF 2022 Lineup: Festival Favorites and World Premieres Booked for Toronto

The 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival is coming back. After a more desolate festival last year due to COVID, people are hoping for a resurgence of both critics and attendees as numerous festival favorites and world premieres will screen in person. It is scheduled to run from September 8 – 18. HtN’s chief critic Chris Reed will be on the ground covering numerous titles, so stay tuned there.

Some of the festival hits scheduled to screen include Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner from Cannes, Triangle of Sadness. The new social satire stars Woody Harrelson and Harris Dickinson as rich cruise ship passengers who end up trapped on an island. Other Cannes titles screening at TIFF are Ali Abassi’s Holy Spider (which won Best Actress for Zar Amir Ebrahimi), Mia Hansen-Løve’s Directors Fortnight winner One Fine Morning, Brett Morgen’s David Bowie doc Moonage Daydream, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Broker (winner of Best Actor for Song Kang-ho), and Park Chan-wook’s Best Director winner Decision To Leave.

Nikyatu Jusu’s Grady Jury Prize winner from Sundance, Nanny, will be making its Toronto premiere. After the Venice lineup announcement earlier this week, numerous films that will be premiering there in-competition will also screen around the same time in Toronto. Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson is already a very anticipated film for this awards season. Another film people are already looking forward to is Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser in a comeback role as a 600-pound man trying to reconnect with his daughter (Sadie Sink). Joanna Hogg’s The Eternal Daughter and Jafar Panahi’s No Bears are also taking a detour at TIFF.

As for world premieres, Gabe Polsky’s Butcher’s Crossing stars Nicolas Cage stars as a buffalo hunter who crosses paths with a Harvard dropout (Fred Hechinger) in the 19th-century wilderness. Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes’ new film Empire of Light will be having its world premiere, as well as Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, Sebastián Lelio’s The Wonder, Lena Dunham’s Catherine Called Birdy, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel Glass Onion, Peter Farrelly’s Green Book follow-up The Greatest Beer Run Ever, and many more.

The festival has also stated that due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, state-backed Russian films and organizations are banned from screening their films, although participation from Russian filmmakers is still permitted.

See the list of films screening at TIFF below. More additions to come soon.


“Alice, Darling,” Mary Nighy | Canada, USA, World Premiere

“Black Ice,” Hubert Davis | Canada, World Premiere

“Butcher’s Crossing,” Gabe Polsky | USA, World Premiere

“The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” Peter Farrelly | USA, World Premiere

“The Hummingbird,” Francesca Archibugi | Italy, France, World Premiere

“Hunt,” Lee Jung-jae | South Korea, North American Premiere

“A Jazzman’s Blues,” Tyler Perry | USA, World Premiere

“Kacchey Limbu,” Shubham Yogi | India, World Premiere

“Moving On,” Paul Weitz | USA, World Premiere

“Paris Memories,” Alice Winocour | France, North American Premiere

“Prisoner’s Daughter,” Catherine Hardwicke | USA, World Premiere

“Raymond & Ray,” Rodrigo García | USA, World Premiere

“Roost,” Amy Redford | USA, World Premiere

“Sidney,” Reginald Hudlin | USA, World Premiere

“The Son,” Florian Zeller | United Kingdom, North American Premiere

”The Swimmers,” Sally El Hosaini | United Kingdom, World Premiere Opening Night Film

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” Shekhar Kapur | United Kingdom, World Premiere

”The Woman King,” Gina Prince-Bythewood | USA, World Premiere


“Allelujah,” Sir Richard Eyre | United Kingdom, World Premiere

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Edward Berger | USA, Germany, World Premiere

“The Banshees Of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh | United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, North American Premiere

“Blueback,” Robert Connolly | Australia, World Premiere

“The Blue Caftan,” Maryam Touzani | Morocco, France, Belgium, Denmark, North American Premiere

“Broker,” Hirokazu Kore-eda | South Korea, Canadian Premiere

”Brother,” Clement Virgo | Canada, World Premiere

”Bros,” Nicholas Stoller | USA, World Premiere

”Catherine Called Birdy,” Lena Dunham | United Kingdom, World Premiere

“Causeway,” Lila Neugebauer | USA, World Premiere

“Chevalier,” Stephen Williams | USA, World Premiere

“Corsage,” Marie Kreutzer | Austria, France, Germany, North American Premiere

“Decision to Leave,” Park Chan-wook | South Korea, North American Premiere

“Devotion,” JD Dillard | USA, World Premiere

“Driving Madeleine,” Christian Carion | France, International Premiere

“El Suplente,” Diego Lerman | Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Spain, France, World Premiere

“Empire of Light,” Sam Mendes | United Kingdom, USA, Canadian Premiere

“The Eternal Daughter,” Joanna Hogg | United Kingdom, North American Premiere

”The Fabelmans,” Steven Spielberg | USA, World Premiere

”Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Rian Johnson | USA, World Premiere

“Good Night Oppy,” Ryan White | USA, International Premiere

“The Good Nurse,” Tobias Lindholm | USA, World Premiere

“Holy Spider,” Ali Abbasi | Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France, Canadian Premiere

“Joyland,” Saim Sadiq | Pakistan, North American Premiere

“The King’s Horseman,” Biyi Bandele | Nigeria, World Premiere

“The Lost King,” Stephen Frears | United Kingdom, World Premiere

“A Man of Reason,” Jung Woo-sung | South Korea, World Premiere

“The Menu,” Mark Mylod | USA, World Premiere

”On the Come Up,” Sanaa Lathan | USA, World Premiere

“One Fine Morning,” Mia Hansen-Løve | France, Canadian Premiere

“Other People’s Children,” Rebecca Zlotowski | France, North American Premiere

“Moonage Daydream,” Brett Morgen | USA, North American Premiere

”My Policeman,” Michael Grandage | United Kingdom, World Premiere

“Nanny,” Nikyatu Jusu | USA, International Premiere

“No Bears,” Jafar Panahi | Iran, North American Premiere

“The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile,” Kathlyn Horan | USA, International Premiere

“Saint Omer,” Alice Diop | France, North American Premiere

“Sanctuary,” Zachary Wigon | USA, World Premiere

“Stories Not to be Told,” Cesc Gay | Spain, World Premiere

“Triangle of Sadness,” Ruben Östlund | Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, France, Greece, North American Premiere

“Walk Up,” Hong Sangsoo | South Korea, World Premiere

“Wendell & Wild,” Henry Selick | USA, World Premiere

“The Whale,” Darren Aronofsky | USA, North American Premiere

“Women Talking,” Sarah Polley | USA, International Premiere

“The Wonder,” Sebastián Lelio | United Kingdom, Ireland, Canadian Premiere

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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