New York Film Festival 2014

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Maps To The Stars Maps To The Stars
Maps To The Stars and The Wonders
'71 (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Yann Demange; Writer: Gregory Burke; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, David Wilmot, Sam Hazeldine, Martin McCann, Killian Scott, Jack Lowden, Valene Kane, Tom Raven, Barry Keoghan, Paul Popplewell, Gerard Jordan)
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten Schwestern) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dominik Graf; Writer: Dominik Graf; Stars: Henriette Confurius, Florian Stetter, Hannah Herzsprung, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Andreas Pietschmann, Maja Maranow, Eli Wasserscheid, Bennet Meyer, Michael Wittenborn, Peter Schneider, Anne Schäfer, Klaus Lehmann, Philipp Oehme, Martin Trippensee)
Two sisters both fall for the same man - poet Friedrich Schiller.
North American premiere.
Birdman (Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance ) (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu; Writer: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo; Stars: Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan, Merritt Wever, Natalie Gold, Joel Garland, Anna Hardwick, Carrie Ormond, Clark Middleton, Bill Camp, Stefanie Bari)
A washed-up actor makes a bid on Broadway to reclaim his former glory.
Closing gala.
The Blue Room (La Chambre Bleue) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mathieu Amalric; Writer: Mathieu Amalric and Stéphanie Cléau, based on the book by Georges Simenon; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Mona Jaffart, Laurent Poitrenaux)
Psychological thriller about a couple's torrid affair.
North American premiere.
Citizenfour (Year: 2014; Director: Laura Poitras)
Documentary about Edward Snowden.
Listen Up Philip Listen Up Philip
Listen Up Philip and Birdman
Clouds Of Sils Maria (Country: France, Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche, Brady Corbet, Claire Tran, Johnny Flynn), Trailer
A reclusive actress on the brink of divorce is asked to take on a challenging role - that of a doomed woman whose betrayer she made her name as.
US premiere.
Eden (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve, Sven Hansen-Løve; Stars: Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Tran, Arsinée Khanjian, Crystal Lonneberg, Laura Smet, Félix de Givry, Selcuk Demir, Vincent Lacoste, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Shirville Jarvis, Roman Kolinka, Matthias Van Khache, Reginald L. Wilson)
Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ in the world of French house music.
US premiere.
Foxcatcher (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Bennett Miller; Writer: E Max Frye, Dan Futterman; Stars: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Anthony Michael Hall)
The story of wrestling stars Mark and Dave Schultz and their poisonous relationship with John du Pont.
Gone Girl (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: David Fincher; Writer: Gillian Flynn, Gillian Flynn; Stars: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Missi Pyle, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Scoot McNairy, Tyler Perry, Lisa Banes, David Clennon, Emily Ratajkowski, Patrick Fugit, Boyd Holbrook, Kim Dickens, Casey Wilson, Lee Norris, Sela Ward, Kathleen Rose Perkins)
A man finds himself in the media spotlight after his wife disappears.
Opening night gala. World premiere.
Goodbye To Language 3D (Adieu Au Langage) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard; Stars: Kamel Abdeli, Dimitri Basil, Zoé Bruneau, Richard Chevallier)
Musings on relationship problems, betrayal and identity.
Time Out Of Mind Time Out Of Mind
Time Out Of Mind and Life Of Riley
Heaven Knows What (Year: 2014; Director: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie; Writer: Ronald Bronstein, Joshua Safdie; Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Necro, Eleonore Hendricks, Yuri Pleskun, Arielle Holmes)
A couple in NYC battle addiction in the middle of a manic love affair.
Hill Of Freedom (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Ryô Kase, Moon So-ri, Seo Young-hwa, Kim Eui-sung, Yoon Yeo-jeong, Gi Ju-bong, Lee Min-woo, Jeong Eun-Chae)
A man travels to Seoul in a bid to win back a woman he still cares for.
US premiere.
Horse Money (Cavalo Dinheiro) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: Pedro Costa)
While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
US premiere.
Inherent Vice (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon; Stars: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Pieterse, Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Eric Roberts, Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph, Wilson Bethel, Jillian Bell, Martin Short, Anders Holm, Martin Donovan)
A drug-fuelled detective investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Centrepiece gala. World premiere.
Jauja (Land Of Plenty) (Country: Argentina, Denmark, US, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France; Year: 2014; Director: Lisandro Alonso; Writer: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby)
A dad and daughter's odyssey into a desert.
US premiere.
Citizenfour Citizenfour
Citizenfour and The Blue Room
Life Of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Alan Ayckbourn, Jean-Marie Besset, Laurent Herbiet, Alain Resnais, Caroline Silhol; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Michel Vuillermoz, Caroline Sihol, Travis Kerschen)
A group of close friends discover that one of them only has a few months to live.
Listen Up Philip (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Alex Ross Perry; Writer: Alex Ross Perry; Stars: Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Schwartzman, Jonathan Pryce, Dree Hemingway, Joséphine de La Baume, Kate Lyn Sheil, Jennifer Kim, Daniel London, Joanne Tucker, Lee Wilkof, Rob Yang, Keith Poulson, Francis Benhamou, Miriam Weisbecker)
An angry writer and his relationships.
Maps To The Stars (Country: Canada, USA, France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: David Cronenberg; Writer: Bruce Wagner; Stars: Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Carrie Fisher, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon, livia Williams), Trailer
Drink, drugs, sex and psychosis mix as a Hollywood dynasty comes into contact with the beautiful daughter of a deceased diva.
US premiere.
Misunderstood (Incompresa) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2014; Director: Asia Argento; Writer: Barbara Alberti, Asia Argento; Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gabriel Garko, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Giulia Salerno, Anna Lou Castoldi, Max Gazzè, Carolina Poccioni, Alice Pea)
Drama based loosely on the director's childhood.
North American premiere.
Mr. Turner (Mr Turner) (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Mike Leigh; Writer: Mike Leigh; Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville)
A biopic of artist J.M.W Turner
Inherent Vice Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice and Jauja
Pasolini (Country: France, Italy, Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Abel Ferrara; Writer: Abel Ferrara, Maurizio Braucci, Nicola Tranquillino; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Scamarcio, Giada Colagrande, Salvatore Ruocco, Adriana Asti, Valerio Mastandrea, Roberto Zibetti, Tatiana Luter, Guillaume Rumiel Braun, Diego Pagotto)
A look at the final day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
US premiere.
The Princess of France (La Princesa de francia) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Matías Piñeiro; Stars: Julián Larquier Tellarini, Agustina Muñoz, Alessio Rigo de Righi, María Villar, Romina Paula, Laura Paredes, Elisa Carricajo, Gabi Saidón, Pablo Sigal, Julián Tello, Juan Chacón )
A year after his father’s death, Victor returns to Buenos Aires in order to reconquer the life he was forced to abandon. He brings a new project with him for his former theater company: a radio-play of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
US premiere.
Saint Laurent (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Bertrand Bonello; Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Brady Corbet)
Biopic of Yves Saint-Laurent.
North American premiere.
La Sapienza (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Eugène Green; Writer: Eugène Green; Stars: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio, Arianna Nastro, Hervé Compagne, Sabine Ponte, Gilles Tonnelé, Nathalie Chazeau, Irene Fittabile, Michele Franco, Jon Firman, Mario Bois, Clément Cogitore, Maria Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach)
A couple whose relationship is in crisis strike up a friendship with two teenagers.
US premiere.
Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (Country: US, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Nick Broomfield)
The case of the notorious serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper," who terrorised South Central Los Angeles for 25 years.
Mr. Turner Mr. Turner
Mr. Turner and Pasolini
Timbuktu (Le chagrin des oiseaux) (Country: France, Mauritania; Year: 2014; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall; Stars: Pino Desperado, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Kettly Noël, Hichem Yacoubi)
After a herdsman accidentally kills someone, he finds himself a victim of Sharia law fundamentalists.
US premiere.
Time Out Of Mind (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Oren Moverman; Writer: Jeffrey Caine, Oren Moverman; Stars: Jena Malone, Richard Gere, Danielle Brooks, Abigail Savage, Geraldine Hughes, Yul Vazquez, Brian d'Arcy James, Ben Vereen, Jeremy Strong, Tonye Patano, Colman Domingo, Dominic Colon, Lisa Datz, Victor Pagan, Faye Yvette McQueen)
A homeless man tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Marion Cotillard, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Salée, Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Cornil)
Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
Two Shots Fired (Dos Disparos, Two Gunshots) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Martín Rejtman; Writer: Martín Rejtman)
After a teenager shoots himself and survives, those around him must live with the consequences.
US premiere.
Whiplash (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Damien Chazelle; Writer: Damien Chazelle; Stars: Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, JK Simmons, Austin Stowell, Kavita Patil, Michael D. Cohen, Tian Wang, Kofi Siriboe, Tarik Lowe, Marcus Henderson, C.J. Vana, Calvin C. Winbush, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Adrian Burks, Charlie Ian)
Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
The Princess of France The Princess of France
The Princess of France and Hill Of Freedom
The Wonders (Le meraviglie) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci, )
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
North American premiere.

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