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GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

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OPENING NIGHT US CINEMA US 2022, 139 min, Director: Rian Johnson Let’s just say that Rian Johnson has outdone himself in his wonderful new Knives Out (MVFF42) romp, bringing together a to-die-for ensemble of actors who portray…

ARGENTINA, 1985

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¡VIVA EL CINE! | WORLD Argentina, US 2022, 140 mins, Director: Santiago Mitre One of the most significant legal trials in Argentina’s history serves as the basis for Santiago Mitre’s (Paulina, The Summit) new feature, arriving at MVFF…

WOMEN TALKING

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SPOTLIGHT | MIND THE GAP ENSEMBLE AWARD MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA US 2022, 104 min, Director: Sarah Polley Powerful, committed performances by an extraordinary ensemble—including Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy,…

WHITE NOISE

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SPOTLIGHT ON NOAH BAUMBACH SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING GROW | US CINEMA US 2022, 136 min, Director: Noah Baumbach Writer-director-producer Noah Baumbach dazzles in his first film since his acclaimed Marriage…

THE WONDER

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WORLD US, UK, Ireland 2022, 102 min, Director: Sebastián Lelio Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, MVFF40) directs this gripping adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s (Room, MVFF38) revisionist historical novel set in her native Ireland. It’s…

THE SWIMMERS

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MIND THE GAP | WORLD US, UK, 2022 | Director: Sally El Hosaini Yusra Mardini cherished one goal: To swim for Syria’s Olympic team. But that aspiration seemed dashed when her homeland’s civil war made her a refugee. Sally El Hosaini’s…

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

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LAUGH | WORLD Ireland, UK, US 2022, 114 min, Director: Martin McDonagh While civil war rages across Galway Bay, another kind of battle bursts forth on the tiny island of Inisherin when fiddler Colm (Brendan Gleeson) severs his friendship with…

THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE OF M.F.K. FISHER

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CREATE | DOCS US 2022, 85 min, Director: Gregory Bezat “I don’t know how to do anything else,” M.F.K. Fisher once said of her writing, in a feat of understatement. San Francisco director Gregory Bezat’s well-balanced documentary…

TÁR

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CREATE | US US 2022, Director: Todd Field A transcendent Cate Blanchett brilliantly portrays Lydia Tár, one of the greatest composer-conductors who never lived: a genius, an EGOT, and the first ever female chief conductor of a major German…

SOPHIA

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | DOC US 2022, 89 min, Director: Crystal Moselle, Jon Kasbe An exploration of brilliance and frailty in the pursuit of artistic perfection, Crystal Moselle and Jon Kasbe’s documentary follows ingenious but unsettled…