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TIFF 2022: Midnight, Discovery, & Wavelength Lineups Unveiled

The Toronto International Film Festival has just unveiled its lineups for the Midnight, Discovery, and Wavelength sections for its 47th event. The festival runs from September 8 – 18.

“For TIFF audiences in the know, the Discovery, Midnight Madness and Wavelengths programmes are where you’re rewarded for taking risks and being adventurous,” offered Anita Lee, TIFF’s chief programming officer. “Whether it’s the discovery of an audacious new auteur, a brilliant visionary work that reimagines storytelling or the most wicked cinematic experience you will ever have, this is where you will find it.”

Over 20 countries are represented in the three programs. The opening film in the Discovery section is Elegance Bratton’s The Inspection, starring Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, and Raul Castillo. Kicking off the Midnight Madness section is Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which will be released by Roku.

See the lineups for each section below.


“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” Aitch Alberto | USA World Premiere

“Baby Ruby,” Bess Wohl | USA World Premiere

“Carmen,” Benjamin Millepied | Australia, France World Premiere

“Daughter of Rage” (“La Hija de todas las Rabias”), Laura Baumeister | Nicaragua World Premiere

“A Gaza Weekend,” Basil Khalil | United Kingdom, Palestine World Premiere

“I Like Movies,” Chandler Levack | Canada World Premiere

“The Inspection,” Elegance Bratton | USA World Premiere (Opening Film)

“A Long Break,” Davit Pirtskhalava | Georgia World Premiere

“Pussy,” Joseph Amenta | Canada World Premiere

“Return to Seoul,” Davy Chou | South Korea, France, Germany, Belgium International Premiere

“ROSIE,” Gail Maurice | Canada World Premiere

“Runner,” Marian Mathias | USA, France, Germany World Premiere

“SHIMONI,” Angela Wanjiku Wamai | Kenya World Premiere

“Snow and the Bear,” Selcen Ergun | Turkey, Germany, Serbia World Premiere

“Something You Said Last Night,” Luis De Filippis | Canada, Switzerland World Premiere

“Susie Searches,” Sophie Kargman | USA World Premiere

“Sweet As,” Jub Clerc | Australia International Premiere

“The Taste of Apples is Red,” Ehab Tarabieh | Israel, Germany World Premiere

“This Place,” V.T. Nayani | Canada World Premiere

“Unruly” (“Ustyrlig”), Malou Reymann | Denmark World Premiere

“Until Branches Bend,” Sophie Jarvis | Canada World Premiere

“When Morning Comes,” Kelly Fyffe-Marshall | Canada World Premiere

“The Young Arsonists,” Sheila Pye | Canada World Premiere


“The Blackening Tim Story” | USA World Premiere

“Leonor Will Never Die,” Martika Ramirez Escobar | Philippines Canadian Premiere (Closing Night Film)

“Pearl,” Ti West | USA North American Premiere

“The People’s Joker,” Vera Drew | USA World Premiere

“Project Wolf Hunting,” Kim Hongsun | South Korea World Premiere

‘Sick,” John Hyams | USA World Premiere

“Sisu,” Jalmari Helander | Finland World Premiere

“Venus,” Jaume Balagueró | Spain World Premiere

“V/H/S 99,” Flying Lotus, Johannes Roberts, Maggie Levin, Tyler MacIntyre, Vanessa & Joseph Winter | USA World Premiere

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” Eric Appel | USA World Premiere (Opening Night Film)



“Concrete Valley,” Antoine Bourges | Canada World Premiere

“De Humani Corporis Fabrica,” Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor | France, Switzerland North American Premiere

“Dry Ground Burning” (“Mato Seco em Chamas”), Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós | Portugal, Brazil North American Premiere

“Horse Opera,” Moyra Davey | USA Festival Premiere

“Pacifiction,” Albert Serra | France, Spain, Germany, Portugal North American Premiere

“Queens of the Qing Dynasty,” Ashley McKenzie | Canada North American Premiere

“Unrest” (“Unrueh”), Cyril Schäublin | Switzerland North American Premiere

“Will-o’-the-Wisp” (“Fogo-Fátuo”), João Pedro Rodrigues | Portugal, France North American Premiere


“After Work,” Céline Condorelli, Ben Rivers | United Kingdom North American Premiere

“Bigger on the Inside,” Angelo Madsen Minax | USA World Premiere

“EVENTIDE,” Sharon Lockhart | USA World Premiere

“F1ghting Looks Different 2 Me Now,” Fox Maxy | Mesa Grande Reservation/USA Festival Premiere

“Fata Morgana,” Tacita Dean | United Kingdom, USA Festival Premiere

“Hors-titre,” Wiame Haddad | France North American Premiere

“I Thought the World of You,” Kurt Walker | Canada North American Premiere

“Moonrise,” Vincent Grenier | USA, Canada | World Premiere

“The Newest Olds,” Pablo Mazzolo | Argentina, Canada World Premiere

“Puerta a Puerta,” Jessica Sarah Rinland, Luis Arnías | Mexico, USA, Venezuela International Premiere

“The Time That Separates Us,” Parastoo Anoushahpour | Canada, Jordan, Palestine World Premiere

“What Rules the Invisible, Tiffany Sia | USA North American 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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