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Now in its 46th year, the New York Film Festival has a slightly different remit to many going on around the world. Rather than being a marketplace, it aims to be a showcase of talent, bringing together the best work from festivals around the world - from newcomers and established filmmakers.
The festival also features a Views from the Avant-Garde section which premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video. This year's main slate features 28 films from 18 different countries.
This year's festival also featured a "near-complete retrospective" of Japanese fillmmaker Nagisa Oshima.
View previous years coverage of the New York Film Festival festival:
New York Latest Reviews
A woman's life goes off the rails after a mysterious car accident.
A romance develops between two rebels without a cause.
The story of a psychotic fiftysomething and his obssession with John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever.
A man dreams of becoming a shepherd in the Kazakhstan steppe, but is there room for such dreams in the modern world?
Quasi-documentary about a group of Parisian school kids.
A crematorium worker becomes obssessed with a beautiful nurse.
Drama about a young woman's attempts to find her lost dog.
A Tokyo salaryman loses his job and tries to conceal it from his already dysfunctional family.
Second episode in Soderbergh's meditation on the Argentine-born revolutionary, focussing on his time in Bolivia.
New York Film Festival Features
Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet
In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.
A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.
Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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