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TIFF Announces Wavelengths Titles for 2022 Fest

Includes new film by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced more titles for this year’s festival. TIFF released the selections for the Wavelengths, Discovery, and Midnight Madness programmes. The highlight on the documentary front is a new work from Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan, Caniba) who will bring De Humani Corporis Fabrica to the festival for its North American premiere. The film is a portrait of the human body in hospital, told through a specially designed camera that affords unique perspectives and access. Last year’s Wavelengths programme delivered some of the top docs of the festival including A Night of Knowing Nothing and Futura.

Other highlights in the Wavelengths line-up include the world premiere of Antoine Bourges’ Concrete Valley, his second feature after the hybrid drama Fail to Appear (2017). Ashley Mackenzie (Werewolf) will also debut her second feature at TIFF by bringing the drama Queens of the Qing Dynasty to the festival after an acclaimed debut at the Berlinale.

“The selections in this year’s Wavelengths lineup reimagine the possibilities of cinema in ways both inspiring and rejuvenating,” said Senior Curator Andréa Picard in a statement from TIFF. “The programme itself continues to champion film as art in a climate increasingly challenging for non-commercial and non-conforming work. The filmmakers and artists in this year’s edition expand the language of film and video, employing narrative, documentary, hybrid, and formalist approaches to assert film’s status as an autonomous art form and the cinema itself as an essential, communal experience.”

No docs appear in this year’s Discovery and Midnight Madness sections, although that is the norm. The TIFF Docs line-up will be released leading up to the festival with the Canadian titles expected Wednesday, August 10.

 

The latest TIFF additions are:

 

Wavelengths – Features

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

Wavelengths – Shorts

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

 Exhibition 

Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS (2022) and 2 Lizards (2020)
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, September 9–18
Free Admission
Presented in partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and The Vega Foundation.

 

Discovery

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

Discovery Opening Night Film
The Inspection
Elegance Bratton | USA
World Premiere

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

 

Midnight Madness

The Blackening Tim Story | USA
World Premiere

Midnight Madness Closing Night Film  
Leonor Will Never Die
Martika Ramirez Escobar | Philippines
Canadian Premiere

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

Midnight Madness Opening Night Film
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Eric Appel | USA
World Premiere

Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association.

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