New York Film Festival 2013

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Nobody's Daughter Haewon Nobody's Daughter Haewon
Nobody's Daughter Haewon and The Wind Rises
12 Years A Slave (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: John Ridley, based on the book by Solomon Northup; Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Michael K. Williams, Taran Killam, Alfre Woodard, Scoot McNairy, Bryan Batt, Dwight Henry)
A free black man is abducted and sold into slavery.
About Time (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Curtis; Writer: Richard Curtis; Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Will Merrick, Vanessa Kirby, Tom Hughes, Clemmie Dugdale, Harry Hadden-Paton, Mitchell Mullen)
A young man who discovers he can travel in time decides to use it to try and get a girlfriend.
Abuse Of Weakness (Abus De Faiblesse) (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Christophe Sermet, Daphné Baiwir, Laurence Ursino, Catherine Breillat)
Film about Catherine Breillat’s 2004 stroke and subsequent self-destructive relationship with star swindler Christophe Rocancourt.
All Is Lost (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: J C Chandor; Writer: J C Chandor; Stars: Robert Redford)
One man must battle to survive after his boat sinks in the ocean.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Declan Lowney; Writer: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci; Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell Martin, Felicity Montagu, Simon Greenall, Monica Dolan)
The hapless presenter is caught up in a hostage negotiation situation.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Blue Is The Warmest Colour and Nebraska
American Promise (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson)
This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.
At Berkeley (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary examining the University of California, Berkeley, from multiple angles - the administrators, the students, the surrounding community.
Bastards (Les Salauds) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Claire Denis; Writer: Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor, Lola Créton, Alex Descas, Grégoire Colin, Florence Loiret Caille)
A vengeful man sets out to find out about the businessman who caused his family's ruin.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (La Vie D’Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2, The Life of Adele, Blue Is The Warmest Color) (Year: 2013; Director: Abdellatif Kechiche; Writer: Julie Maroh, Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Laheurte, Catherine Salée, Aurélien Recoing, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Fanny Maurin, Benjamin Siksou, Sandor Funtek, Benoît Pilot, Baya Rehaz, Karim Saidi)
Two young women fall unexpectedly and passionately in love.
Burning Bush (Hořící Keř ) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2013; Director: Agnieszka Holland)
This film, which opens with a scene portraying the self-immolation of Jan Palach, presents a suggestive panorama of Czech society on the threshold of the oppressive twenty-year normalisation era. It centres on the female lawyer who defended Palach’s sacrifice in the wake of false allegations; in her judicial defeat, and in her moral victory, she represents the countless numbers of similar conflicts that arose between the individual and totalitarian power.
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Paul Greengrass; Writer: Billy Ray, Stephan Talty, based on the book by Richard Phillips; Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Addirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini, Omar Berdouni, Mohamed Ali, Issak Farah Samatar)
Thriller based on the true story of the seizure of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship in 2009 by four Somali pirates.
Child Of God (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: James Franco; Writer: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Cormac McCarthy; Stars: James Franco, Scott Haze, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Jeremy Ambler, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Brian Lally, Nina Ljeti, Elena McGhee, Nathan Mohebbi, Terrance Huff, John Holt, Coby Batty, Anna Kooris)
An unstable sociopath in early 60s rural Tennessee descends into an animal-like state.
Gloria (Country: Chile, Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora)
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
Her (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Spike Jonze; Writer: Spike Jonze; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader, Matt Letscher, voices of Scarlett Johansson, Kristen Wiig, Spike Jonze, Brian Cox)
A lonely writer falls in love with his new all-purpose operating system, leading to romantic and existential complications.
The Immigrant (Lowlife, Nightingale) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: James Gray; Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner)
A young immigrant woman falls into prostitution and becomes caught in a love triangle between her pip and the man who wants to save her.
The Invisible Woman The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman and My Name Is Hmmm...
Inside Llewyn Davis (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Stars: Oscar Issacs, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund )
One week in the life of a talented, failed singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, New York, in the Sixties
The Invisible Woman (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Ralph Fiennes; Writer: Abi Morgan, based on the book by Claire Tomalin; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Kavanagh, Joanna Scanlan, Tom Hollander, Perdita Weeks, Amanda Hale)
Adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s 1992 biography, which brought Charles Dickens' secret 13-year affair with a young actress to light.
Jealousy (la jalousie) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Philippe Garrel; Writer: Marc Cholodenko, Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann; Stars: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Emanuela Ponzano, Arthur Igual)
Autobiographical cinema from director Philippe Garrel, in which his son Louis and Anna Mouglalis star as actors and lovers trying to reconcile their professional and personal lives.
Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian (Jimmy Picard, Psychothérapie d'un Indien des plaines) (Country: France, US; Year: 2013; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Sherman Alexie, Arnaud Desplechin, Kent Jones, Julie Peyr, based on the book by Georges Devereux; Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Misty Upham)
A Native American man is admitted to hospital after fighting in France and forms an unexpected friendship with the doctor who treats him.
The Last Of The Unjust (Le Dernier Des Injustes) (Country: France, Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Claude Lanzmann; Writer: Claude Lanzmann; Stars: Benjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann)
Benjamin Murmelstein addresses his unique relationship to Adolf Eichmann and his role as the last Jewish elder of Theresienstadt.
Stranger By The Lake Stranger By The Lake
Stranger By The Lake and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yôko Maki, Jun Kunimura)
When he discovers his baby boy was accidentally swapped with another at birth, whom he has raised and loved, a wealthy businessman must decide which one he truly feels is his son.
The Missing Picture (L'Image Manquante) (Country: Cambodia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Rithy Panh)
The director uses animation to present a dispassionate portrayal of the horrific experiences his own family suffered under Pol Pot’s regime.
My Name Is Hmmm... (Je m’appelle Hmmm…) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: agnes b; Writer: agnes b; Stars: Sylvie Testud, Jacques Bonnaffé, Lou-Lélia Demerliac, Douglas Gordon)
An abused young girl runs away from home and forms an unlikely bond with a trucker.
Nebraska (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Alexander Payne; Writer: Bob Nelson; Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, Stephen Clayton, Missy Doty, Rance Howard, Kevin Kunkel, Angela McEwan, Devin Ratray, Anthony G. Schmidt, Melinda Simonsen, Ronald Vosta, Mary Louise Wilson)
An alcoholic father and his resentful son travel cross-country together to collect big sweepstake winnings.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin Haewon) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Seon-gyun, Ye Ji-won, Yoo Joon-sang)
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
12 Years A Slave 12 Years A Slave
12 Years A Slave and All Is Lost
Norte, The End Of History (Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan) (Country: Phillipines; Year: 2013; Director: Lav Diaz)
The commission of a crime changes three lives forever.
Omar (Year: 2013; Director: Hany Abu-Assad; Stars: Waleed Zuaiter, Adam Bakri, Samer Bisharat, Eyad Hourani, Leem Lubany)
Three childhood friends and a young woman find their relaonships destroyed by the pressures of the Palestinian struggle.
Only Lovers Left Alive (Country: Germany, US, UK, France, Cyprus; Year: 2013; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Slimane Dazi, Wayne Brinston, Aurelie Thepaut)
A vampire couple contemplate a changing world.
Real (Riaru: Kanzen Naru kubinagaryû No Hi) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, based on the book by Rokurô Inui.; Stars: Takeru Satô, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Horibe, Kyôko Koizumi)
When his lover attempts suicide and falls into a coma, the man who has adored her since childhood enters her mind in an attempt to solve the mystery behind it and save her.
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ben Stiller; Writer: Steve Conrad, based on the story by James Thurber; Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Jon Daly, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn, Grace Rex, Gary Wilmes, Sean Penn )
A sad little man who dreams of heroic derring-do goes on a real life adventure in cold countries
Like Father, Like Son Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son and Bastards
The Square (Al Midan) (Country: Egypt, US; Year: 2013; Director: Jehane Noujaim)
Examination of the revolution in Egypt, from the perspective of a group of activists.
Stranger By The Lake (L’Inconnu Du Lac) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Alain Guiraudie; Writer: Alain Guiraudie; Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte, Mathieu Vervisch, Gilbert Traina, Emmanuel Daumas, Sébastien Badachaoui, Gilles Guérin, François-Renaud Labarthe, Claude Bellelle, Slawomir Cieminski, Jean-Marie Crémier, Bernard Delavaux, Bernard German)
After a shocking incident takes place at a cruising spot, a young man is caught in the throes of a dangerous passion.
Stray Dogs (Sag-haye Velgard) (Country: Iran, France; Year: 2004; Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf; Writer: Marzieh Makhmalbaf; Stars: Gol-Ghotai, Zahed, Agheleh Rezaie, Sohrab Akbari, Jamil Ghanazideh, Agheleh Shamsollah, Razeddin Sayyar, Maydeh Gol)
Two orphaned children struggle to cope with life in Afghanistan after the Taliban.
A Touch Of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Jia Zhangke)
Four characters represent different areas of China and different strata of contemporary society.
Le Week-End (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Roger Michell; Writer: Hanif Kureishi; Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Olly Alexander, Xavier De Guillebon, Brice Beaugier, Sébastien Siroux, Marie-France Alvarez, Charlotte Léo, Denis Sebbah, Lee Breton Michelsen)
A couple take a make or break trip to Paris.
Abuse Of Weakness Abuse Of Weakness
Abuse Of Weakness and Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian
When Evening Falls On Bucharest, Or Metabolism (Când Se Lasa Seara Peste Bucuresti Sau Metabolism) (Country: Romania, France; Year: 2013; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol )
A director and his leading actress converse off set about the difficulty of capturing reality.
The Wind Rises (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki; Stars: Hideaki Anno, Mirai Shida, Jun Kunimura, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Mansai Nomura, Steve Alpert, Masahiko Nishimura, Shinobu Ôtake, Morio Kazama, Keiko Takeshita)
Hayao Miyazaki brings together the engineer Jiro Horikoshi and the author Tatsuo Hori in a fictional epic tale of love.
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