Festival opener Carnage Festival opener Carnage

Now celebrating its 49th edition, New York Film Festival aims not to be a marketplace but rather a celebration of talent, bringing together the cream of the crop from other festivals around the globe.

The festival, which runs from September 30 to October 16, opened with Roman Polanski's Carnage. It closed with Alexander Payne's The Descendants.

In addition to the strands outlined below, the festival also celebrates Views From The Avant-Garde and is celebrating the centennial of the film production and distribution company Nikkatsu Corporation with a slate of 37 films under the banner Velvet Bullets And Steel Kisses. Films showing, include Cold Fish and Woman With Red Hair.

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We Can't Go Home Again
We Can't Go Home Again
A companion piece to Don't Expect Too Much, We Can't Go Home Again is an experimental vision of disillusioned American youth in the Seventies.
Le Havre
Le Havre
A middle-aged shoe-shiner helps a young migrant.
Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
Tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the godfather of independent filmmaking.
Sleeping Sickness
Sleeping Sickness
Absorbing and boldly original drama revolving around a German doctor in present-day Cameroon.
A Separation
A Separation
An Iranian couple's trial separation is complicated by their interactions with another troubled family.
Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness
Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness
A suspenseful cat-and-mouse search between police and an escaped convict.
Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around
Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around
A police psychologist renews old acquaintances when she is drafted in to help small town police find an escaped convict.
Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead
Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead
A young couple's passionate relationship plays out against the backdrop of a manhunt.
A thirtysomething finds his life spiral out of control after his sister moves into his apartment.
Tale of father-son rivalries within the Israeli academic establishment.
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New York Film Festival Features

Georgia on her mind
Director Julia Loktev talks about shooting The Loneliest Planet
New New York Film Festival - diary three
Michel Hazanavicius, the Dardennes and others on cinematic and fairy tale influences.
New New York Film Festival - diary two
McQueen, Fassbender, Cronenberg, Durkin, Olsen, Payne talk about clothes and authenticity
New New York Film Festival - diary one
Fassbender, Cronenberg, Hampton, Williams, Redmayne, Farhadi and Loktev talk about the importance of preparation
Beauty and the bullet
Gerardo Naranjo talks about crime thriller Miss Bala
Was The Descendants fashion a Payne for Clooney?
The director and star talk pants... and Hawaiian shirts.
New York Film Festival: Gallery Five
The Artist, Goodbye First Love and Wim Wenders.
New York Film Festival: Gallery Four
Including My Week With Marilyn's Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne.
NYFF: A peep into Corman's World
Capsule review of Alex Stapleton's documentary plus a look at the festival's anniversary events.
New York Film Festival: Photo Gallery Three
Steve McQueen, Michael Fassbender, Sean Durkin and Elizabeth Olsen all attend press conferences.
New York Film Festival: Gallery Two
Fassbender, Cronenberg and the Dardennes feature in our latest batch of photos from the festival.
New York Film Festival: Gallery One
A selection of photos from the 49th edition

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