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.