The powers that be at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Tuesday the 25 films to screen as the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.


The typically robust roster features the latest work from Pablo Larrain, Ken Loach, Kenneth Lonergan, Paul Verhoeven, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Maren Ade.

“The cinema is so many things at once,” said NYFF director and selection committee chair Kent Jones.

“And when I look at the films in this year’s selection, I’m aware of the fact that it is a form of response. The Dardenne Brothers, Ken Loach, Cristian Mungiu, Gianfranco Rosi, Kleber Mendonça Filho, and Ava DuVernay are sounding alarms, while Jim Jarmusch, Kenneth Lonergan, Barry Jenkins, Maren Ade, Olivier Assayas, James Gray, and Mike Mills are fixed on internal landscapes, proclaiming the urgency of self-realization.

“I also see in this year’s lineup a bounty of vital work from artists from all around the world who will not stop until they see their visions all the way to the end.”

The 54th New York Film Festival main Slate

The 13th, dir. Ava DuVernay

20th Century Women, dir. Mike Mills

The Lost City Of Z, dir. James Gray

Aquarius, dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho

Certain Women, dir. Kelly Reichardt

Elle (pictured), dir. Paul Verhoeven

Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare), dir. Gianfranco Rosi

Graduation (Bacalaureat), dir. Cristian Mungiu

Hermia and Helena, dir. Matías Piñeiro

I, Daniel Blake, dir. Ken Loach

Julieta, dir. Pedro Almodóvar

Manchester By The Sea, dir. Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins

My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea, dir. Dash Shaw

Neruda, dir. Pablo Larraín

Paterson, dir. Jim Jarmusch

Personal Shopper, dir. Olivier Assayas

The Rehearsal, dir. Alison Maclean

Sieranevada, dir. Cristi Puiu

Son Of Joseph (Le Fils De Joseph), dir. Eugène Green

Staying Vertical (Rester Vertical), dir. Alain Guiraudie

Things To Come (L’Avenir), dir. Mia Hansen-Løve

Toni Erdmann, dir. Maren Ade

The Unknown Girl, dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Yourself And Yours, dir.Hong Sangsoo

In the coming weeks NYFF programmers will announce Special Events, Spotlight On Documentary, Retrospective, Convergence, and Projections sections, as well as film-maker conversations and panels.

Click here to see selections in the recently announced Revivals section.