New York Film Festival 2011

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Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel and The Artist
4:44 Last Day on Earth (Year: 2011; Director: Abel Ferrara; Writer: Abel Ferrara; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Michael Sullivan, Paul Hipp, Shanyn Leigh, Anthony Perullo, Nicola Tranquillino, Dierdra McDowell)
The last day of a New York couple facing the last day of the planet.
The Artist (Country: France, US, Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Michel Hazanavicius; Writer: Michel Hazanavicius; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Uggie, Malcolm McDowell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller)
A silent film star fears the advent of the 'talkies' will end his career.
Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Alex Stapleton; Writer: Gregory Locklear, Alex Stapleton; Stars: Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Traci Lords, William Shatner, David Carradine, Talia Shire, Catherine Hardwicke, Clint Howard, Pam Grier, Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern), Official Site
Tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the godfather of independent filmmaking.
Corpo Celeste (Country: Italy, Switzerland, France; Year: 2011; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Pasqualina Scuncia, Anita Caprioli)
A young girl struggles to cope with a family move, while preparing for her confirmation ceremony.
Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Luna Mijovic, Vijessna Ferkic)
A young couple's passionate relationship plays out against the backdrop of a manhunt.
Melancholia Melancholia
Melancholia and Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness
Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Dominik Graf; Writer: Dominik Graf, Markus Busch; Stars: Jeanette Hain, Susanne Wolff, Misel Maticevic)
A police psychologist renews old acquaintances when she is drafted in to help small town police find an escaped convict.
Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Christoph Hochhäusler; Writer: Christoph Hochhäusler, Peer Klehmet; Stars: Stefan Kurt, Eberhard Kirchberg, Imogen Kogge)
A suspenseful cat-and-mouse search between police and an escaped convict.
Footnote (Country: Israel; Year: 2011; Director: Joseph Cedar; Writer: Joseph Cedar; Stars: Shlomo Bar Abe, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack, Micah Lewensohn, Yuval Scharf, Daniel Markovich)
Tale of father-son rivalries within the Israeli academic establishment.
George Harrison: Living In The Material World (Year: 2011; Director: Martin Scorsese; Stars: Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, George Martin, Olivia Harrison, Jeff Lynne)
Documentary about the Beatle.
Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse) (Year: 2011; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton, Serge Renko, Özay Fecht, Max Ricat, Louis Dunbar, Philippe Paimblanc, Patrice Movermann, Arnaud Azoulay, Amélie Robin, Justine Dhouilly, Charlotte Faivre, François Buot)
The emotional journey of a teenager is traced when her boyfriend leaves to travel the world.
Martha Marcy May Marlene Martha Marcy May Marlene
Martha Marcy May Marlene and Goodbye First Love
Le Havre (Year: 2011; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Quoc Dung Nguyen, Laïka, François Monnié, Roberto Piazza, Pierre Étaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Laika)
A middle-aged shoe-shiner helps an illegal immigrant.
The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo) (Country: Belgium, France, Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Thomas Doret, Ccile de France, Jrmie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione), Official Site
A young boy searches for his father and his bike.
The Loneliest Planet (Country: Germany, USA; Year: 2011; Director: Julia Loktev; Writer: Julia Loktev; Stars: Gael Garca Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzina Gujabidze)
A young couple are taken by surprise on a trek deep into the Caucasus Mountains.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: T Sean Durkin; Writer: T Sean Durkin; Stars: Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes, Brady Corbet, Elizabeth Olsen, Louisa Krause, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, Christopher Abbott, Diana Masi, Allen McCullough, Michael Chmiel)
A woman is traumatised after fleeing a cult.
Melancholia (Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Lars von Trier; Writer: Lars von Trier; Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Udo Kier, James Cagnard, Jesper Christensen, Stefan Cronwall, Deborah Fronko, Cameron Spurr), Official Site
Two sisters' relationship is examined as a planet threatens to bring about the apocalypse.
Shame Shame
Shame and A Separation
Miss Bala (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Gerardo Naranjo; Writer: Mauricio Katz, Gerardo Naranjo; Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, Gabriel Heads, Noe Hernandez, James Russo, Jose Yenque), Official Site
An aspiring beauty queen finds herself mixed up with a drug lord.
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Country: Turkey, Bosnia, Herzegovina; Year: 2011; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ercan Kesal, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Firat Tanis)
A group of men set out to investigate murder in the steppe.
Pina (Year: 2011; Director: Wim Wenders; Writer: Wim Wenders; Stars: Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante, Pina Bausch, Rainer Behr, Andrey Berezin, Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Bénédicte Billet, Ales Cucek, Clementine Deluy, Josephine Ann Endicott, Lutz Förster, Pablo Aran Gimeno, Mechthild Grossmann, Silvia Farias Heredía), Official Site
3D dance documentary.
Play (Country: Sweden, Denmark, France; Year: 2011; Director: Ruben Ostlund; Writer: Ruben Ostlund; Stars: Kevin Vaz, Sebastian Blyckert, Anas Abdirahman, Sebastian Hegmar, Yannick Diakit)
Thought-provoking and considered drama inspired by an elaborate scam developed by young teens in Gothenburg.
Policeman (Country: Israel; Year: 2011; Director: Nadav Lapid; Writer: Nadav Lapid; Stars: Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Mushonov)
A member of an elite Israeli anti-terrorist unit finds his world turned upside down when he encounters an act of shocking violence by an extremist Jewish group.
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia and Footnote
A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader Az Simin, Nader And Simin: A Separation) (Country: Iran; Year: 2011; Director: Asghar Farhadi; Writer: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Sarina Farhadi)
An Iranian couple's trial separation is complicated by their interactions with another troubled family.
Shame (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Hannah Ware, Elizabeth Masucci, Amy Hargreaves, Lucy Walters, Robert Montano, Jake Richard Siciliano, Anna Rose Hopkins, Alexandra Vino, Frank Harts, Briana Marin, Alex Manette)
A thirtysomething finds his life spiral out of control after his sister moves into his apartment.
Sleeping Sickness (Schlafkrankheit) (Country: Germany, France, Netherlands; Year: 2011; Director: Ulrich Kohler; Writer: Ulrich Kohler; Stars: Pierre Bokma, Jean-Christophe Folly, Jenny Schilly, Hippolyte Girardot)
Absorbing and boldly original drama revolving around a German doctor in present-day Cameroon.
The Student (Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Santiago Mitre; Writer: Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinas; Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Flix, Valeria Correa)
An intriguing political allegory set in the wheeler-dealing world of Argentine student politics.
This Is Not A Film (In Film Nist) (Country: Iran; Year: 2011; Director: Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
Jafar Panahi's postcard from Iran.
Sleeping Sickness Sleeping Sickness
Sleeping Sickness and Le Havre
The Turin Horse (A torinói ló) (Country: Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, United States of America; Year: 2010; Director: Béla Tarr; Writer: László Krasznahorkai, Béla Tarr; Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos)
This Berlinale 2011 Silver Bear winner is rumoured to be the swansong from the Hungarian master.
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