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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.
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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
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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