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Notching its 47th year in 2009, aims - unlike most other festivals - not to be a marketplace but rather a celebration of talent, bringing together the cream of the crop from other festivals around the globe.

Highlights this year include the Palme d'Or winning The White Ribbon and Allan Resnais' Wild Grass.

This year's festival also celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz with a screening of the newly restored edition.

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A year in the life of a flock of sheep and the people who tend to them.
Trash Humpers
Trash Humpers
A group of elderly people film themselves fornicating with the debris of society.
Police Adjective
Police Adjective
A young policeman crosses swords with his supervisor when he hesitates to turn in a teen caught with drugs.
The story of Musslolini's secret love child.
The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
Tensions in a German town on the eve of the First World War.
Exploration of religious extremism as viewed through the eyes of a young woman.
A mother tries to prove her son's innocence.
Broken Embraces
Broken Embraces
A tale of obsessive love and contested identity within the world of filmmaking.
A couple whose child has died retreat into the woods and discover very dark things.
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
An obese teenager tries to escape from her hellish homelife with the help of an inspirational teacher.
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The Restoration of Oz
As The Wizard of Oz returns to delight a new generation, we explore the real magic of cinema. The film you'll see in cinemas now is clean and bright; but how was this achieved?

New York Film Festival News

New York Film Festival line-up announced
Wild Grass to open in the Big Apple.

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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