TIFF Broadcasts Gala and Particular Presentation Movies, 30 % Are Directed by Girls


New movies from Sarah Polley, Catherine Hardwicke, and Alice Winocour will be a part of Sally El Hosaini’s “The Swimmers,” Lena Dunham’s “Catherine Referred to as Birdy,” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Lady King,” and Sanaa Lathan’s “On the Come Up” in Toronto. TIFF has unveiled its Gala Presentation and Particular Presentation slates through a press launch. Total, of the 63 movies introduced, girls directed 19, amounting to about 30 % — a determine that barely improves upon final yr’s however continues to be considerably disappointing contemplating the competition’s latest monitor document throughout its lineups.

Seven of the 18 Gala Shows are helmed by girls, or 39 %. Amongst them is “Alice, Darling,” a thriller starring Anna Kendrick and Wunmi Mosaku from Mary Nighy. Winocour’s “Paris Reminiscences,” an exploration of trauma’s affect on our recollections, may even display screen, as will Hardwicke’s “Prisoner’s Daughter,” which sees a dying ex-con making an attempt to reconnect along with his grownup daughter and bond with the grandson he’s by no means met.

Girls directed 12 of the 45 Particular Presentation movies, or roughly 27 %. Polley’s star-studded adaptation of the Miriam Toews bestseller “Girls Speaking” will make its worldwide premiere within the part. Starring Frances McDormand, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, and Jessie Buckley, it’s the story of a bunch of Mennonite girls grappling with their religion within the wake of a collection of sexual assaults.

Different Particular Shows embody Lila Neugebauer’s “Causeway” and Nikyatu Jusu’s Sundance award-winning “Nanny.” The previous, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is a portrait of a soldier struggling to reacclimate to civilian life, and the latter is a horror pic centering on a Senegalese immigrant working as a nanny to a white household whereas ready for her son to reach. Kathlyn Horan’s documentary “The Return of Tanya Tucker: That includes Brandi Carlile,” a tribute to trailblazing nation music star Tucker and a chronicle of her collaboration with Carlile, will display screen as Particular Presentation as nicely.

TIFF 2022 will happen September 8-18. The entire women-directed Galas and Particular Shows are beneath. Record tailored from TIFF.


Alice, Darling Mary Nighy | Canada, USA
World Premiere

The Hummingbird Francesca Archibugi | Italy, France
World Premiere

Paris Reminiscences Alice Winocour | France
North American Premiere

Prisoner’s Daughter Catherine Hardwicke | USA
World Premiere

Roost Amy Redford | USA
World Premiere

*Opening Evening Movie*
The Swimmers Sally El Hosaini | United Kingdom
World Premiere

The Lady King Gina Prince-Bythewood | USA
World Premiere


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

Catherine Referred to as Birdy Lena Dunham | United Kingdom
World Premiere

Causeway Lila Neugebauer | USA
World Premiere

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

The Everlasting Daughter Joanna Hogg | United Kingdom
North American Premiere

On the Come Up Sanaa Lathan | USA
World Premiere

One Superb Morning Mia Hansen-Løve | France
Canadian Premiere

Different Folks’s Youngsters Rebecca Zlotowski | France
North American Premiere

Nanny Nikyatu Jusu | USA
Worldwide Premiere

The Return of Tanya Tucker: That includes Brandi Carlile Kathlyn Horan | USA
Worldwide Premiere

Saint Omer Alice Diop | France
North American Premiere

Girls Speaking Sarah Polley | USA
Worldwide Premiere



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