Top brass at the 50th New York Film Festival unveiled the main slate on Thursday (16), a rich selection of world cinema that includes the Cannes premieres from Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke and Cristian Mungiu (film pictured).

The line-up includes Christian Petzold’s Cold War thriller Barbara, Olivier Assayas’ Something In The Air, Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone In Love and Leviathan from Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel.

Also screening are Roger Michell’s Hyde Park On Hudson and Noah Baumbach’s Francis Ha.

“The films making up the main slate of this year’s NYFF, have in common a general quality of fearlessness that unites otherwise very disparate works,” NYFF selection committee chair and programme director of the Film Society Of Lincoln Center Richard Peña said. “These are films that go all the way; works willing to take the risk or chance that by doing so they may be bringing audiences to places they might rather not go.”

As previously announced, Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi and Robert Zemeckis’s Flight bookend the festival and the centerpiece gala is David Chase’s Not Fade Away.

For the full roster visit the official website.