The Wound The Wound

The 46th edition of the New York festival celebrating new cinematic voices will run from March 15 to 26. It will open with Patti Cake$, starring Sundance breakout star Danielle Macdonald, feature gay coming-of-age drama Beach Rats as its centrepiece gala and close with Person to Person.

In addition to the feature film slate, there are two short film programmes.

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Strong Island
Strong Island
The filmmaker investigates the shooting of his brother.
The Challenge
The Challenge
Documentary follows wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way.
Menashe
Menashe
A man faces losing custody of his son after the death of his wife.
Beach Rats
Beach Rats
A Brooklyn teen struggles with his sexuality.
Patti Cake$
Patti Cake$
A New Jersey kid dreams of making it as a rapper.
Quest
Quest
Intimate portrait of a North Philadelphia family.
The Wound
The Wound
Sexual repression and coming of age prove a dangerous mix for a small community.
The Giant
The Giant
Rikard is a 30-year-old man, severely deformed and suffering from autism, haunted by the loss of his mother. From time to time, he escapes from reality into an imaginary world where he is a 50m tall giant.
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
A woman sold into a loveless marriage develops a mind for murder after starting an affair.

New Directors/New Films Features

World of difference
Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe
Portrait of a Lady
William Oldroyd on austerity and colour-blind casting in his debut Lady Macbeth.
Making The Wound
John Trengove talks about the challenges of his coming-of-age drama.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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