Toronto 2022: Gala, Special Presentations Lineups


The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced the initial selections in the Gala and Special Presentations program.

This year’s installment is the 47th edition of the festival and will run September 8-18, 2022. At the moment, there are 18 Galas and 45 Special Presentations in the Toronto program. I expect that they will announce future editions between now and the festival’s start.

“We’re excited to welcome some of the most celebrated figures in movies back to Toronto to present their Gala and Special Presentation films,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO. “With stories that span six continents and feature performances you just have to see, this lineup delivers the rich experiences we wait all year for.  Cinema is alive. Red carpets are back. And the best audience in the world awaits them in Toronto.”

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Courtesy of TIFF.


*Previously announced

  • AliceDarling 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


*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

The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival will run September 8-18, 2022.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.