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2022 TIFF: Peter Farrelly, Hong Sang-soo & Tobias Lindholm to World Premiere in Toronto

2022 TIFF: Peter Farrelly, Hong Sang-soo & Tobias Lindholm to World Premiere in Toronto

The fun part about dissecting TIFF’s Gala and Special Presentations unveiling are what titles are skipping TIFF, which titles are moving directly from Venice to Toronto, and which titles favored a Telluride splash. What we learned is that hotly anticipated projects in Peter Farrelly‘s The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Hong Sang-soo‘s Walk Up, Tobias Lindholm‘s The Good Nurse, Stephen WilliamsChevalier and Apple’s new acquisition in Lila Neugebauer‘s debut Causeway will have their world preems in Toronto. The alarming Venice-selected non-mentions today in Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths), White Noise, Blonde, TÁR, Bones and All and Monica could very-well be skipping Toronto altogether.

As expected, today’s press release contains loads of cream of the crop Cannes titles and while the latest from the Dardennes and Claire Denis have not been mentioned they’ll likely be part of the Masters section (usually due to the talent not shoring up), but one major title that could be a no-show is Lukas Dhont’s Close – are the A24 folks preparing a different strategy?

So how does Telluride mix up the cards? Cannes films not headed there and instead choosing Toronto appear to be Triangle of Sadness, Decision to Leave and Corsage. Venice titles not heading to Telluride include The Son, The Banshees Of Inisherin, The Whale and The Eternal Daughter. Cannes films that are indeed heading to Colorado include Holy Spider, One Fine Morning and Broker. World premiere titles in Telluride includes Empire of Light and The Wonder, but Sarah Polley’s Women Talking is listed as an International Premiere – which means it would be headed to Venice. Perhaps that pre-opening film that Alberto Barbera mentioned? We’ll attempt to clarify why it’s listed as such.

With a true buffet of world premieres unveiled today means a return to normal and a ton of guests — and there is so much more to add (e.g. Berlinale films Alcarras and Robe of Gems or a Wavelengths section showcasing of Albert Serra) to the 63 items identified today. Here are the Gala and Special Presentations:

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
What’s Love Got To Do With It? Shekhar Kapur | United Kingdom – World Premiere
*The Woman King Gina Prince-Bythewood | USA – World Premiere
*Previously announced

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
*Previously announced

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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