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TIFF Announces Gala and Special Presentation Films, 30 Percent Are Directed by Women

TIFF Announces Gala and Special Presentation Films, 30 Percent Are Directed by Women


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 Known as Birdy,” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Girl 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, ladies directed 19, amounting to about 30 p.c — a determine that barely improves upon final 12 months’s however continues to be considerably disappointing contemplating the competition’s latest monitor file throughout its lineups.

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

Ladies directed 12 of the 45 Particular Presentation movies, or roughly 27 p.c. Polley’s star-studded adaptation of the Miriam Toews bestseller “Ladies 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 ladies grappling with their religion within the wake of a collection of sexual assaults.

Different Particular Displays 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 as Particular Presentation as properly.

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


GALA PRESENTATIONS

Alice, Darling Mary Nighy | Canada, USA
World Premiere

The Hummingbird Francesca Archibugi | Italy, France
World Premiere

Paris Recollections 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 Girl King Gina Prince-Bythewood | USA
World Premiere

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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

Catherine Known 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 Advantageous 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

Ladies Speaking Sarah Polley | USA
Worldwide Premiere

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