New York Film Festival: Pedro Almodóvar, Kelly Reichardt, Bong Joon-ho Movies Among Lineup
Release Date 2019-08-07
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Author BRENT LANG


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Pedro Almodóvar, Bong Joon-ho, and Kelly Reichardt are some of the auteurs hitting the Big Apple to screen their latest works at this year’s New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13 at the Lincoln Center.


Now in its 57th year, the gathering for cinephiles has become a key stop for moviemakers hoping to propel their films into the awards race. To that end, Almodóvar and Bong will bring “Pain and Glory” and “Parasite,” two movies that earned rave reviews out of Cannes and that look to be major contenders for this year’s foreign language Oscar. Reichardt, an indie maverick who has previously scored with the likes of “Meeks Crossing” and “Night Moves,” will screen “First Cow,” a drama that unfolds in the old West.


Their movies are among the 29 films screening as part of the festival’s main slate. Other films that will get splashy premieres at Alice Tully Hall include Olivier Assayas’ “Wasp Network,” a spy drama with Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal; Arnaud Desplechin’s “Oh Mercy!,” a police procedural about a murder investigation; and Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” a look at art and forbidden romance that ignited Cannes when it screened at the seaside festival. This year’s slate showcases films from 17 different countries.


“Cinema is the domain of freedom, and it’s an ongoing struggle to maintain that freedom,” NYFF director and selection committee chair Kent Jones said in a statement. “It’s getting harder and harder for anyone to make films of real ambition anywhere in this world. Each and every movie in this lineup, big or small, whether it’s made in Italy or Senegal or New York City, is the result of artists behind the camera fighting on multiple fronts to realize a vision and create something new in the world.”


The festival previously announced that Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” will be the opening selection, Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” is its centerpiece feature, and Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” will be its closing film. Film at Lincoln Center produces the 17-day event.


The 57th New York Film Festival Main Slate


Opening Night

The Irishman

Dir. Martin Scorsese


Centerpiece

Marriage Story

Dir. Noah Baumbach


Closing Night

Motherless Brooklyn

Dir. Edward Norton


Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story

Dir. Mati Diop


Bacurau

Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles


Beanpole

Dir. Kantemir Balagov


Fire Will Come

Dir. Oliver Laxe


First Cow

Dir. Kelly Reichardt


A Girl Missing

Dir. Koji Fukada


I Was at Home, But…

Dir. Angela Schanelec


Liberté

Dir. Albert Serra


Martin Eden

Dir. Pietro Marcello


The Moneychanger

Dir. Federico Veiroj


Oh Mercy!

Dir. Arnaud Desplechin


Pain and Glory

Dir. Pedro Almodóvar


Parasite

Dir. Bong Joon-ho


Film Comment Presents

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Dir. Céline Sciamma


Saturday Fiction

Dir. Lou Ye


Sibyl

Dir. Justine Triet


Synonyms

Dir. Nadav Lapid


To the Ends of the Earth

Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa


The Traitor

Dir. Marco Bellocchio


Varda by Agnès

Dir. Agnès Varda


Vitalina Varela

Dir. Pedro Costa


Wasp Network

Dir. Olivier Assayas


The Whistlers

Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu


The Wild Goose Lake

Dir. Diao Yinan


Young Ahmed

Dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne


Zombi Child

Dir. Bertrand Bonello