New York Film Festival 2015

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The Forbidden Room The Forbidden Room
The Forbidden Room and Journey To The Shore
Arabian Nights (Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Miguel Gomes; Writer: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro; Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Dinarte Branco, Carloto Cotta, Adriano Luz, Rogério Samora, Maria Rueff, Cristina Carvalhal)
Stories based on the 1001 Nights but transplanted to the present day. The film is split into three parts.
The Assassin (Nie Yin Niang) (Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong; Year: 2015; Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien ; Writer: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chu T'ien-wen, Hsieh Hai-meng; Stars: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Sheu Fang-yi, Hsieh Hsin-ying, Zhou Yun, Juan Ching-tian, Tsumabuki Satoshi)
Action, drama and romance set during the Tang Dynasty.
Bridge Of Spies (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Steven Spielberg; Writer: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Domenick Lombardozzi, Austin Stowell, Noah Schnapp)
An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to defend a Russian spy
Brooklyn (Country: Ireland, UK, Canada; Year: 2015; Director: John Crowley; Writer: Nick Hornby, based on the novel by Colm Tóibín; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Glascott, Jane Brennan, Brid Brennan, Eileen O'Higgins, Michael Zegen, Maeve McGrath, Emily Bett Rickards )
1950s Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries.
Carol (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Phyllis Nagy, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler)
A department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Carol Carol
Carol and Mountains May Depart
Cemetery Of Splendor (Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, US, Norway; Year: 2015; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi, Tawatchai Buawat, Sujittraporn Wongsrikeaw, Bhattaratorn Senkraigul, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Pongsadhorn Lertsukon, Sasipim Piwansenee, Apinya Unphanlam, Richard Abramson, Kammanit Sansuklerd, Boonyarak Bodlakorn, Wacharee Nagvichien)
A housewife tends to a soldier with a mysterious sleeping sickness and begins to experience strange dreams.
The Cowboys (Les Cowboys) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Thomas Bidegain; Writer: Noé Debré; Stars: John C. Reilly, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, François Damiens, Ellora Torchia)
A father sets out to find his missing daughter with the help of his son.
Don’t Blink: Robert Frank (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Laura Israel; Writer: Laura Israel; Stars: Robert Frank)
A documentary which gets up close and personal with the legendary photographer.
Experimenter (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Michael Almereyda; Writer: Michael Almereyda; Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Tom Farrell, Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz, Lori Singer, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Josh Hamilton, Ned Eisenberg, Dennis Haysbert, Anthony Edwards, Edoardo Ballerini, Donnie Keshawarz, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Emily Tremaine, Harold Takooshian)
A drama about the life of Stanley Milgram and his famous experiments on obedience.
The Forbidden Room (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson; Writer: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Robert Kotyk, John Ashbery, Kim Morgan; Stars: Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Udo Kier, Gregory Hlady, Mathieu Amalric, Noel Burton, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Ahmarani, Caroline Dhavernas, Jacques Nolot, Slimane Dazi, Maria de Medeiros, Charlotte Rampling, Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon)
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Miles Ahead Miles Ahead
Miles Ahead and Brooklyn
In The Shadow Of Women (L'Ombre Des Femmes) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Philippe Garrel; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas-Garrel; Stars: Clotilde Courau, Vimala Pons, Stanislas Merhar, Mounir Margoum)
A documentary maker embarking on an affair with his assistant is surprised to discover his partner already has a lover.
Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi) (Country: Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, based on the book by Kazumi Yumoto; Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Eri Fukatsu)
A devoted wife lets her husband, who drowned at sea three years ago, take her on a journey.
The Lobster (Country: Greece, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France; Year: 2015; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: fthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos; Stars: Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly, Olivia Coleman)
In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.
Maggie’s Plan (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Rebecca Miller; Writer: Rebecca Miller; Stars: Bill Hader, Greta Gerwig, Travis Fimmel, Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, Maya Rudolph)
A young woman tries to make it on her own in New York City.
The Measure Of A Man (La Loi Du marché, A Simple Man) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller)
A supermarket guard faces a moral quandry.
My Mother My Mother
My Mother and Steve Jobs
Microbe And Gasoline (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Michel Gondry; Writer: Michel Gondry; Stars: Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier, Audrey Tautou)
Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.
Miles Ahead (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Don Cheadle; Writer: Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle; Stars: Ewan McGregor, Keith Stanfield, Don Cheadle, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi)
A biopic of legendary musician Miles Davis.
Mountains May Depart (Shan He Gu Ren) (Country: China, Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Jia Zhangke; Writer: Jia Zhangke; Stars: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Dong Jing, Dong Zijian)
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse, My Golden Years) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Quentin Dolmaire, Léonard Matton)
Part prequel to My Sex Life. Paul remembers his youth and the consequences of true love.
My Mother (Mia Madre) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio; Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini)
Tragicomedy, a filmmaker tries to cope with crises.
Experimenter Experimenter
Experimenter and The Measure Of A Man
No Home Movie (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2015; Director: Chantal Akerman)
Portrait of the director's mother in the last years of her life.
Right Now, Wrong Then (Jigeumeun Matgo Geuttaeneun Teullida) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2015; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Ju-bong Gi, Hwa-Jeong Choi)
A middle-aged art-film director and a fledgling artist meet - she knows he’s famous but doesn’t know his films, he’d like to see her paintings.
Steve Jobs (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Danny Boyle; Writer: Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg)
A biopic of the computing entrepeneur.
The Treasure (Comoara) (Country: Romania; Year: 2015; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Radu Banzaru, Toma Cuzin, Florin Kevorkian, Dan Chiriac, Iulia Ciochina)
Two men go on a quest for fortune.
The Walk (Year: 2015; Director: Robert Zemeckis; Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Browne; Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz)
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
The Walk The Walk
The Walk and Arabian Nights
Where To Invade Next (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Michael Moore; Writer: Michael Moore)
Michael Moore considers what the US could learn from other countries.

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