Life Of Pi opened the 50th edition of NYFF Life Of Pi opened the 50th edition of NYFF

Celebrating its 50th 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 28 to October 14, opens with the world premiere of Ang Lee's 3D Life Of Pi and closes with Robert Zemeckis' thriller Flight, starring Denzel Washington.

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A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.
Night Across The Street
Night Across The Street
A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.
Celluloid Man
Celluloid Man
The story of extraordinary cinema archivist PK Nair.
First Cousin Once Removed
First Cousin Once Removed
Chronicle of poet Edward Honig's loss of memory.
A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.
The Last Time I Saw Macao
The Last Time I Saw Macao
This stunning amalgam of film noir and Chris Marker cine-essay poetically explores the psychic pull of the titular former Portuguese colony.
The Paperboy
The Paperboy
A reporter heads back to his Florida hometown to investigate a possible miscarriage of justice.
The Bay
The Bay
Chaos breaks out in a small town in the wake of an ecological disaster.
The Gatekeepers
The Gatekeepers
Six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their nation’s past, present and future.
Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a Chilean adman trying to organize a campaign to unseat Pinochet in Pablo Larraín’s smart, engrossing political thriller.
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New York Film Festival Features

Politics of youth
Olivier Assayas on rebellion and commitment in Something In The Air.
How The Gatekeepers opened up
Dror Moreh on documenting the opinions of six former Shin Bet chiefs.
Man in the No
We talk to Pablo Larraín about his Oscar-nominated film.
On the road with Javier Rebollo
The director on The Dead Man And Being Happy and the importance of dogs, accents, freedom and tenderness in film.
New York Film Festival - diary five
From a Flight with Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis to a flight of a pigeon in Amour and a look at some festival artwork.
Plane speaking
Bruce Greenwood on real-life plane crashes and being in and out of control.
New York Film Festival - Richard Peña Gala Tribute
Big Apple honours festival director's 25 years' service to cinema.
New York Film Festival - diary four
Leos Carax on Holy Motors, Sally Potter talks fashion in Ginger And Rosa and Javier Rebollo discusses fading landscapes in The Dead Man And Being Happy.
Bringing Barbara to life
Christian Petzold talks about his movie influences, Romy Schneider's style and ratatouille.
New York Film Festival - diary three
Abbas Kiarostami, Olivier Assayas and the elusive Brian De Palma talk about their latest work
Nicole Kidman talks 'Swamp Barbie'
The Paperboy actress on white shoes, authentic costumes and Lee Daniels' latest film.
New York Film Festival - diary two
Frances Ha, Passion but no De Palma, Tabu and Miguel Gomes raises a toast.
Pi of the tiger
Director Ang Lee talks about mastering the animals in Life Of Pi at the New York Film Festival.
Skype is for the Birds
Directors Marina Zenovich, Cristian Mungiu, Christian Petzold and Bertrand Bonello at their New York Film Festival press conferences.

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