TIFF 2022: 15 Films That Might Be Sellable

TIFF 2022: 15 Films That Might Be Sellable ...

The Toronto International Film Festival isn't as well-known for dealmaking as Sundance; the clamor for Oscar-friendly films tends to dominate, but buyers attending the festival always have a lot of options to look through. Many of the roughly 200 feature films screening at the biggest fall festival arrive without distribution.

TIFF has gotten a lot of big deals, including some that impact the awards season, such as Neon's $6 million 2017 acquisition of I, Tonya that resulted in a Best Supporting Actress award for Allison Janney, and Sony Pictures Classics 2014 acquisition of Still Alice that ultimately resulted in Julianne Moore's first statuette for Best Actress.

The arthouse box office continues to fall on every level, and successes such as A24s Everything All At Once argue for in-house productions over festival pickups. While the film was initially profitable, smaller distributors often had to wait for prices to decline.

However, this does not imply that there will not be some serious sales action at TIFF.

Hulu's selections include Neon to Roadside Attractions, which might give them an advantage as they look for options to broaden their slates. International cinema continues to hold appeal to streamers eager for global entertainment as they expand into new territories. Here are 15 films that might sell big at this years festival.

For this adaptation of Alan Bennett's play, Dame Judi Dench reteams with Richard Eyre, who directs a documentary on the matter, which takes place in a Yorkshire hospital dominated by elderly patients. Dench is one of the color patients who help the proceedings, as the film promises to be a pleasant and upbeat experience for older individuals.

Aitch Albertos, a filmmaker from Miami, is the first filmmaker to feature the romance between two Mexican-American adolescents (newcomers Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzalez) in El Paso circa 1987. The film follows the young characters in coping with their growing bond despite the repression around them and the problems surrounding their families. Produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and CODA star Eugenio Derbez, the story suggests a rare and intimate look at queerness in

Marcel Zyskind and Rekha Garton

Ben Kingsley plays a disgruntled Spanish painter Salvador Dali as the film moves between New York and Spain in 1973, a time when Dalis' marriage to his lifelong friend Gala (Barbara Sukowa) began to show signs of stress. A premise that would appeal to buyers looking for a high-profile drama

Maddie Hasson plays a young lady locked up in an insane ward after she commits a crime she cant recall in Mercedes Bryce Morgans' debut film. This is a fascinating genre effort that explores complicated themes about victimhood and resilience that may extend beyond the genre crowd.

The follow-up to Daniel Goldhabers' 2018 sleeper film Cam is a different kind of psychological thriller. Based on Andreas Malms non-fiction book, the young protagonists attempt to accomplish this feat in West Texas, focusing on their goal in the present day of environmental crises. The movie's premise suggests a unique genre hook for its subject that should make distributors eager to buy attention.

Gabriela Cowperthwaite's groundbreaking SeaWorld indictment Blackfish is followed by a shocking investigative look at foreign governments' hidden land grabs in order to keep America's natural resources from becoming scarce. The Grab is the sort of eye-opening documentary sure to entice streamers to purchase it for themselves.

Stephanie Jones follows Brazilian surf sensation Maya Gabeira through the waves herself and a male-dominated sport that attempts to stymie her career. Instead, she soars, as Jones reveals her many difficulties with her successful parents (fashion designer Yame Reis and politician Fernando Gabeira).

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reintroduced themselves to the avant-garde with a successful Netflix program, and this film promises to keep that going. From there, Moving On becomes a pitch-black comedy about vengeance, which is almost certainly bolstered by the charisma of its protagonists.

John Hyams directed a slasher film directed by no less than Scream writer Kevin Williamson, which features a timely hook: A pair of friends quarantined at a cabin during the epidemic when a masked killer arrives and ruining the peaceful vibes. Expect a lean, visceral series of showdowns as Hyams's action instincts creep into a taught minimalist thriller with plenty of genre tricks that should entice buyers skeptical about the long-term horror appeal.

Alice Diops' first narrative feature is a moving exploration of a young novelist (Kayije Kagame) who is planning to give birth to a child and examines the challenges faced by Black women in modern-day France. It is one of a handful of French films that might be considered as the country's Oscar nominee this month.

Vera Drews queer satire is a far cry from Todd Phillips' dreary DC supervillain portrayal as she attempts to become a part of a popular comedy show based around the Joker. The result, according to buyers, is a refreshing change from the usual blockbuster tropes.

Mark Fletcher, who is well-known for Maya and the Wave, is interested in learning more about whale intelligence while also getting close to the world's largest mammals in astonishing detail.

Prisoners Daughter, starring veteran actor Brian Cox as a dying convict, is a must-see film for fans of the succession game. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed it, gives it a rundown of tense scenes that might be just what the actor wants to see in his final days.

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Margaret Qualley plays a committed dominatrix and Christopher Abbott plays her wealthy heir client in this tense, real-drama drama, which has been directed by Zachary Wigon, but the real selling point is the cast: the pair go through a series of rehearsed sexual maneuvers before the tension rises and concerns about their future together arose. Abbott (On the Count of Three) continues to be one of the best actors of his generation.

Riley Keough and Gina Gammells' moving debut is still looking for a home. The film is the latest example of indigenous experiences blended into contemporary film and television (just in time for Season 2 of Reservation Dogs) that should make stars out of newcomers Jojo Bapteise Whiting and LaDainian Crazy Thunder.