The Windsor International Film Festival returns after a two-year absence

The lineup for the 2022 Windsor International Film Festival has been announced.

This year’s festival will feature 177 feature films and documentaries, including 24 shorts. There will be a total of 311 screenings.

This is the 18th year of the festival returning after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

Vincent Georgie, Executive Director and Chief Programmer, says they are bringing some major titles to the festival.

“We are very happy to share that Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, starring Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, will be here at the festival,” he says. “It’s a Universal Pictures movie, it’s a major Oscar nominee based on Miriam Toews’ novel.”

The 18th Windsor International Film Festival will screen 177 feature films and documentaries, including 24 shorts, during the 11-day event. The 11-day film festival will open on Thursday October 27 and end on Sunday November 6. October 6, 2022 (Photo by Rusty Thomson)

Empire of Light by Sam Mendes will open the festival. Other highlights include Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, which was recently a TIFF People’s Choice Award finalist, Triangle of Sadness (Palme d’Or, Cannes 2022), Holy Spider (Winner: Best Actress, Cannes 2022), Close (Winner: Grand Prix, Cannes 2022), Broker (Winner: Best Actor, Cannes 2022) and Lee Jung-jae’s Hunt, with Heo Sung-tae (Squid Game).

Georgie is excited about the ‘Squid Game’ star’s new movie.

“Lee Jung-jae’s new film which he not only stars in but also owes his directorial debt, Hunt, will also be at the festival. It’s here in pre-release. It’s very exciting, everywhere film from action. There’s not a moment to breathe in this film, it’s a whole night at the cinema,” he says.

The 11-day film festival will open on Thursday October 27 and end on Sunday November 6.

The film festival will present this year’s lineup in three locations:

– The Capitol Theater at 121 University Ave. W.

– The Chrysler Theater at 201 Riverside Dr. W.

– The Armories at 37 University Ave. E.

For the first time, WIFF will run for eleven full days, allowing for an increase in programming and special events. For the full range, visit the WIFF website. Tickets are available online now at windsorfilmfestival.com.

WIFF IN FIGURES:

177 feature films

311 projections

32 countries represented

27 films in the local programming 2022

43 French-language feature films

13 short films

53 films selected at TIFF

88 films from world famous film festivals

14 films in the Hot Docs showcase

175 minutes – Duration of the longest film La Dolce Vita

3 minutes 15 seconds – Duration of the shortest film Purity

With files by Rob Hindi

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