New work from SofiaCoppola, David Lynch and Todd Fields are among 28 additions to the line-up inthe 44th New York Film Festival next month.
Coppola's Marie Antoinettestarring Kirsten Dunst will screen, as will Lynch's hi-def mystery TheInland Empire starring Laura Dern,Bong Joon-ho's South Korean horror phenomenon The Host, and Field's romantic comedy Little Children starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly and PatrickWilson.
The programme includes Toronto opener The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen from Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, 49 Up, the latest instalment in Michael Apted's documentaryseries, as well as
As previously announced, Stephen Frears' The Queen will open and Guillermo del Toro's Pan'sLabyrinth will close the festival,while Pedro Almodovar's Volver isthe Centerpiece Presentation.
The line up also includes three retrospective screenings of classic films: LinoBrocka's Filipino 1976 picture Insiang; Alberto Lattuada's 1962 Italian comedy Mafioso; and the previously announced 25thanniversary screening of Warren Beatty's Reds.
'[T]his year a number of films depict characters who are finallyforced to confront realities they've long ignored or avoided - a themethat applies to films as otherwise diverse as The Queen, The Go Master and Pan's Labyrinth,' Film Society of Lincoln Center programme directorand NYFF selection committee chair Richard Pena said.
Pena also pointed to a populist tone. 'For much of today's younger audiences,international cinema means either animation or the new generation ofhorror films emerging from Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. Paprika and The Host offer powerful evidence as to how creative and ambitious artistscan use forms usually associated with the mass market to createintelligent, highly personal works.'
The 44th New York Film Festival will run from Sept 29-Oct 15 at Lincoln Center.For more details visit the official website at www.filmlinc.com.