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October 07, 2022

WIFF’S WEEKEND WATCH LIST — 10/07

As we get closer to the Festival, we’re going to help you find some new films to watch at WIFF 2022 by pairing them with some of our old favourites.

If you want an action-packed night

Mission: Impossible

Vincent Georgie: Between Tom Cruise‘s perfect action-star charisma, the starry international supporting cast and the fun and novel action sequences, this spy thriller holds up well on repeat viewing. e of the most anticipated films of the year.

Synopsis: When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt and his mentor, Jim Phelps, go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell and maverick pilot Franz Krieger to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence.

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HUNT

Vincent Georgie: Starring “Squid Game” leading man Lee Jung-jae (who also directed), this film is jammed with exciting, high-octane quality action sequences perfect for a weekend at the Festival. 

Showtimes:

  • Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:35 PM 
  • Sunday, Oct. 30 and 7:30 PM
  • Friday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 PM 
  • Sunday, Nov. 6 at 8:30 PM

If you want a moving documentary

ThE bridges of Madison county

Vincent Georgie: This tender, elegant adult drama is a perfect marriage of Clint Eastwood’s understated and simple directorial sensibilities, and the unexpectedly beautiful match of energy between Meryl Streep and Eastwood, on-screen. The film earns every emotion it attempts to strike. 

Synopsis: A moving love story about a photographer on assignment to shoot the historic bridges of Madison County. He meets a housewife, whose husband and children are away on a trip, and the film traces a brief affair that is never sordid but instead one of two soul mates who have met too late.

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CLOSE

Vincent Georgie: Surely one of the most honest, innocent stories of an evolving childhood friendship ever seen on film. You care so profoundly for all of the characters in the film, your investment in them is so palpable, that you respond all the to their triumphs and losses alike. A beautiful, quality film.

Showtimes:

  • Friday, Oct. 28 at 3:35 PM 
  • Sunday, Oct. 30 and 3:15 PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 PM 

IF you want an impressively wild film

Parasite

Vincent Georgie: This was the most talked about film at WIFF 2019, and provided audiences with a wild, memorable experience on its way to international box office glory.

Synopsis: Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

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TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

Vincent Georgie: This will be the most talked about film at WIFF 2022, and will provide audiences with a wild, memorable experience on its way to international box office glory.

Showtimes:

  • Saturday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 and 7:45 PM
  • Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 PM 
  • Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5:45 PM

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