First Tease for 52nd New York Film Festival + Main Line-Up Unveiled
Another year, another New York Film Festival with an outstanding line-up of indies and foreign films to dazzle New York City audiences. The 52nd New York Film Festival has revealed their full main slate line-up, featuring everything from the Dardennes to Godard to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (one of my favorite films from Cannes) to Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, with Damien Chazelle's Sundance fave Whiplash tossed in there, too. Three other highly anticipated films have already been announced: Gone Girl, PTA's Inherent Vice, and Birdman to close the fest. But plenty of other great films will be showing.
Now that we're based out of New York City, the NYFF is our home base fall film festival and they also put on a great show, light years ahead of Tribeca in terms of cinematic content, organization, beautiful venues, and the overall experience. I can't recommend it enough, and I recommend seeing most of these films, most of which have already played at festivals like Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, or TIFF. This is only the first "main" batch of titles, but it's shaping up to be another incredible year (last year they featured Spike Jonze's Her and Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips). We'll be following this closely and are hoping everyone else is, too.
Here is the NYFF teaser video featuring "52 years of New York Film Festival poster art... in 32 seconds":
For the full line-up and selection including quotes, plot synopsis, and more details - visit FilmLinc.com. In the meantime, here's a quick look at the main selection of films playing NYFF52 this year - go see them!
'71 - Yann Demange, UK, 2014, DCP, 99m
Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten Schwestern) - Dominik Graf, Germany/Austria, 2014, DCP, 170m
The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) - Mathieu Amalric, France, 2014, DCP, 76m
Clouds of Sils Maria - Olivier Assayas, Switzerland/Germany/France, 2014, DCP, 124m
Eden - Mia Hansen-Løve, France, 2014, DCP, 131m
Foxcatcher - Bennett Miller, USA, 2014, DCP, 134m
Goodbye to Language (Adieu au langage) - Jean-Luc Godard, France, 2014, DCP, 70m
Heaven Knows What - Josh & Benny Safdie, USA, 2014, DCP, 93m
Hill of Freedom (Jayuui Eondeok) - Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2014, DCP, 66m
Horse Money (Cavalo Dinheiro) - Pedro Costa, Portugal, 2014, DCP, 103m
Jauja - Lisandro Alonso, Argentina/Denmark/France/Mexico/USA/Germany/Brazil, 2014, DCP, 108m
Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) - Alain Resnais, France, 2014, DCP, 108m
Listen Up Philip - Alex Ross Perry, USA, 2014, DCP, 108m
Maps to the Stars - David Cronenberg, Canada/Germany, 2014, DCP, 111m
Misunderstood (Incompresa) - Asia Argento, Italy/France, 2014, DCP, 110m
Mr. Turner - Mike Leigh, UK, 2014, DCP, 149m
Pasolini - Abel Ferrara, France/Belgium/Italy, DCP, 87m
The Princess of France (La Princesa de Francia) - Matías Piñeiro, Argentina, 2014, DCP, 70m
Saint Laurent - Bertrand Bonello, France, 2014, DCP, 146m
La Sapienza - Eugène Green, France/Italy, 2014, DCP, 100m
Tales of the Grim Sleeper - Nick Broomfield, USA/UK, 2014, DCP, 105m
Timbuktu - Abderrahmane Sissako, France/Mauritania, 2014, DCP, 100m
Time Out of Mind - Oren Moverman, USA, 2014, DCP, 117m
Two Days, One Night - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy, 2014, DCP, 95m
Two Shots Fired (Dos Disparos) - Martín Rejtman, Argentina, 2014, DCP, 105m
Whiplash - Damien Chazelle, USA, 2014, DCP, 105m
The Wonders (Le meraviglie) - Alice Rohrwacher, Italy/Switzerland/Germany, 2014, DCP, 110m
To top it off - here's the new poster for the 52nd New York Film Festival, which is rather abstract and bleak:
Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center commented about the 52nd NYFF: "The Film Society is very proud to continue our commitment to present the years most significant films from around the world at our latest edition of the New York Film Festival. With films from festival veterans and newcomers alike, the NYFF continues to be a home to a wide range of film styles and perspectives. You will not be disappointed with the breathtaking range of films curated by our selection committee." We're looking forward to attending this year's NYFF, and we hope everyone in NYC will stop by and watch films.
The 52nd New York Film Festival takes place September 26 to October 12. Tickets go on sale September 7.