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After its online edition in November 2020, the 50th edition of New Directors/New Films is returning to its usual springtime slot this year for a hybrid showcase. The films will be available virtually from April 28 to May 8 available via virtual cinema, with in-person screenings running until May 14 at Film at Lincoln Center in New York. In addition to this year's crop of new films, the festival will also celebrate its half-century milestone with a free virtual retrospective looking back at its history.
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A poetic ode to the rivalry between men and nature.
An exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
The director takes a puzzle-like approach, inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges
Amid the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.
The director's dual portrait of her parents.
A man caught up in an amnesia pandemic tries to construct a new life for himself.
A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today. A tapestry of intimate stories offers a window into the dreams of youth under a repressive regime.
A struggling Maltese fisherman faces tough choices about the future.
Drama about the aftermath of a middle-aged woman's rape.
Following in the footsteps of a goalie after he is sent off in a game.
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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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