Mickey Rourke in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler Mickey Rourke in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler

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.

Highlights this year include, Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler - fresh from scooping the Golden Lion at Venice (see our news story).

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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The Headless Woman
The Headless Woman
A woman's life goes off the rails after a mysterious car accident.
I'm Gonna Explode
I'm Gonna Explode
A romance develops between two rebels without a cause.
Tony Manero
Tony Manero
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?
The Class
The Class
Quasi-documentary about a group of Parisian school kids.
Four Nights With Anna
Four Nights With Anna
A crematorium worker becomes obssessed with a beautiful nurse.
The Wrestler
The Wrestler
An ageing wrestler tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter, but can he get the ring out of his soul? Plus read what Aronofsky, Rourke and Tomei said about .
Wendy And Lucy
Wendy And Lucy
Drama about a young woman's attempts to find her lost dog.
Tokyo Sonata
Tokyo Sonata
A Tokyo salaryman loses his job and tries to conceal it from his already dysfunctional family.
Che: Guerilla
Che: Guerilla
Second episode in Soderbergh's meditation on the Argentine-born revolutionary, focussing on his time in Bolivia.
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New York Film Festival Features

Revolutionary life
Director Steven Soderbergh on making his two-part epic about Che Guevara.
City of memories
Director Jia Zhang-Ke talks about the inspiration behind his fact meets fiction look at the lives of factory workers.
Appetites of Hunger
Director Steve McQueen talks about what drove him to make his Camera d'Or winning film about Bobby Sands' hunger strike.

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