Lodge Kerrigan's psychological drama Keane, about aschizophrenic father searching for his kidnapped girl, Zhang Yimou's epic HouseOf The Flying Daggers and David Gordon Green's thriller Undertow areamong the line-up at the 42nd New York Film Festival, which runsfrom Oct 1-17.
As previously announced (Screendaily, Jul 16), Agnes Jaoui'srelationship drama Look At Me and Alexander Payne's road movie Sidewaysbookend the event and Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education is slated for theCentrepiece Gala.
Almodovar will also be the subject of the tribute VivaPedro, which features a screening of the Spanish filmmaker's career highlightsand an on-stage interview.
Other screenings include Mike Leigh's abortion drama VeraDrake, which is already generating buzz for Imelda Staunton's leadperformance; Arnaud Desplechin's Venice-bound Kings And Queen, aLondon-set 19th century drama about a thespian in search of a soulstarring Summer Phoenix; Jean Luc-Goddard's Notre Musique, a passionateindictment of modern times that premiered in Cannes and stars Sarah Adler; andJonathan Caouette's singular family chronicle Tarnation.
Todd Solondz's Palindromes, a typically challengingfamily drama starring Ellen Barkin and Stephen Adly-Guirgis, has also beenlined up along with ApichatpongWeerasethakul's Thai gay romance Tropical Malady, and Eric Rohmer'sthriller Triple Agent, which stars Katerina Didaskalu and Serge Renko.
The specialscreening programme includes Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs trilogy; Joaquim Pedro de Andrade's 1969 Brazilian fantasycomedy Macunaima, and Ken Burn's latest documentary UnforgivableBlackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson.
Directors Mike Leigh and Agnes Jaoui will separately takepart in live discussions under the HBO Films Directors' Dialogues series.
Sony Pictures Classics has both Look At Me and Bad Education and will release the latter in the US in November. United Artists will open Undertow in October and New Line has US rights to Vera Drake.
It was unclear at time of going to press which pictures, ifany, will be world premieres until the Toronto line-ups have been confirmed.