24 May 2022

A story about women who changed the world, in the opening of TIFF 2022: Call Jane

Call Jane, a courageous story about women's rights inspired by life in the USA in the late 1960s, opens the 21st edition of TIFF with a gala screening on FridayJune 17, at 20:45 in Unirii Square in Cluj-Napoca. Until the 26th of June, some of the most anticipated films of the year - great comedies, multi-award-winning titles and stories inspired by real-life events - will run night after night on the giant screen in the Piața Unirii Open-AirOfficial Competition/ Competición Oficial, directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, starring Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, will make the delight of the last evening of the festival.

TIFF 2022 schedule and tickets will be available soon on and on the TIFF Mobile App.

A 2016 Oscar nominee for her screenplay for Carol (dir. Todd Haynes), Phyllis Nagy made her directorial debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival with Call Jane. The film, starring Elizabeth Banks, tells the story of a woman living a quiet life with her husband and daughter in an American suburb before an unwanted pregnancy threatens her health. The year is 1968, and in Chicago abortion is still illegal. Her attempt to find a way out of this impossible situation will lead her to discover The Janes, an underground all-female organization that will change her life forever. The film will have its Romanian premiere at TIFF and will subsequently be distributed by Transilvania Film.