Hadn’t seen much comment on this, but the NYFF just announced their slate of films for this year’s festival. So, I thought I’d offer a list of what they have in store. The announced films are:
Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (Miguel Gomes) (U.S. Premiere)
Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes) (U.S. Premiere)
Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes) (U.S. Premiere)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien) (U.S. Premiere)
Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg) (World Premiere)
Brooklyn (John Crowley)
Carol (Todd Haynes)
Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) (U.S. Premiere)
Les Cowboys (Thomas Bidegain) (U.S. Premiere)
Don’t Blink – Robert Frank (Laura Israel) (World Premiere)
Experimenter (Michael Almereyda)
The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson)
In the Shadow of Women / L’Ombre des femmes (Philippe Garrel) (U.S. Premiere)
Journey to the Shore / Kishibe no tabi (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) (U.S. Premiere)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller) (U.S. Premiere)
The Measure of a Man / La Loi du marché (Stéphane Brizé) (North American Premiere)
Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti) (U.S. Premiere)
Microbe & Gasoline / Microbe et Gasoil (Michel Gondry) (U.S. Premiere)
Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle) (World Premiere) (CLOSING NIGHT)
Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke) (U.S. Premiere)
My Golden Days / Trois Souvenirs de ma jeunesse (Arnaud Desplechin) (North American Premiere)
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman) (U.S. Premiere)
Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sangsoo) (U.S. Premiere)
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) (CENTERPIECE)
The Treasure / Comoara (Corneliu Porumboiu)
The Walk (Robert Zemeckis) (World Premiere) (OPENING NIGHT)
Where To Invade Next (Michael Moore) (U.S. Premiere)
To find out more information on each film, check out the official NYFF website:
As one might expect, there are a large number of Cannes players showing up this year.
The Assassin (Best Director, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
The Measure of a Man (Best Actor, Vincent Lindon)
Carol (Best Actress, Rooney Mara)
The Lobster (Jury Prize, Yorgos Lanthimos)
Journey to the Shore (Un Certain Regard, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Treasure (Un Certain Talent, Corneliu Porumboiu)
The Walk, Steve Jobs, and Bridge of Spies are all making showings here before opening up in US theaters a few days/weeks later (September 30 for The Walk, October 09 for Steve Jobs, and October 16 for Bridge of Spies). Brooklyn is playing here roughly a month before its November 6 release in the US, and Carol is opening just 2 weeks after that (November 20). I’m unsure about US release dates for the rest of the slate.
The ones I REALLY wanna see are Arabian Nights, The Assassin, Carol, Cemetary of Splendor and Miles Ahead. But all the titles are interesting in one way or another.
Don’t wanna rub it in your faces (yet again) but I’m Miguel Gomes’s neighbour and I have seen Arabian Nights. A true masterpiece in all fronts. I’m coming over for dinner on his house next week and I hope to share my thoughts with him.
Miles Ahead, Mountains May Depart, Carol, The Lobster and The Assassin are BY FAR the titles that I’m more eagerly looking forward to watch! Excellent line-up!
I have already seen and can certainly recommend:
Cemetery of Splendour
Mountains May Depart
My Golden Days
The Arabian Nights trilogy (the 3 parts best seen within quick seccession though the third section is the weakest part of the film)
I’m afraid I can’t say the same abou the Guy Maddin film The Forbidden Room. He is one of my favourite working directors but this is by far his worst film to date.