The 53rd edition of the festival will run from April 3 to 14 at Film at Lincoln Center and MoMA in New York. It will open with A Different Man and close with Stress Positions.

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When a man who was cast out as a child after being considered a sorceror returns home, he faces prejudice.
Blaga's Lessons
Blaga's Lessons
A woman's moral compass starts to slip after she is conned out of her savings by a phone scammer.
Stress Positions
Stress Positions
Terry Goon is keeping strict quarantine in his ex-husband’s Brooklyn brownstone while caring for his nephew - a 19-year-old model from Morocco named Bahlul - bedridden in a full leg cast after an electric scooter accident. Unfortunately for Terry, everyone in his life wants to meet the model.
The destruction caused by the war against Ukraine is shown in lengthy tableaux. Intercepted phone conversations between Russian soldiers and their families set up a parallel world.
A Different Man
A Different Man
Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical trial to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare.
Malu - a mercurial, unemployed actress living with her conservative mother in a precarious house in a Rio de Janeiro slum - tries to deal with her strained relationship with her own adult daughter while surviving on memories of her glorious artistic past.
Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
The story of a 40something in a dead-end town who discovers love for the first time.

New Directors/New Films Features

Home truths
Intercepted director Oksana Karpovych on aggression and resistance in Ukraine
Force of nature
Pedro Freire on bringing his mother's tempestuous relationships to the screen in Malu
Always within her
Elene Naveriani on the recognition of beauty and Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

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