A Chat with TIFF 2022 Programmers (and Rian Johnson!) About This Year’s Hidden Gems

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As TIFF 2022 opens, our editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood gets the lowdown from Cameron Bailey and Robyn Citizen on this year’s gems and surprises—and Glass Onion filmmaker Rian Johnson phones in for a chat about his hero, Weird Al. 

The 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival kicked off yesterday in the Ontario capital and online and the official Letterboxd list shows more than 200 films, at least 60 of those world premieres. There are familiar names and fresh voices in categories including galas, discovery, Midnight Madness, documentaries and more, along with tributes and awards, and repertory and free public screenings of old favorites. 

It is a huge selection, which our fall festival preview only lightly touched on. So for those still deciding on what to see at TIFF, or what of the festival’s fare to plan to catch at subsequent festivals, we went straight to the top for advice. 
Read our story on Journal for the edited highlights of our second-annual Twitter Spaces conversation with the festival’s senior team: CEO Cameron Bailey and Director of Festival Programming and Cinematheque, Robyn Citizen. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery writer and director Rian Johnson also popped by for a chat.