New York Film Festival 2016

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Manchester By The Sea Manchester By The Sea
Manchester By The Sea and 13th
13th (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Ava DuVernay)
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
20th Century Women (Twentieth Century Women) (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Mike Mills; Writer: Mike Mills; Stars: Laura Wiggins, Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Annette Bening, John Billingsley, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Curran Walters, Casey Burke, Matty Cardarople, Waleed Zuaiter, Lucas Jade Zumann, Thea Gill, Zoë Worth)
The story of three women in 1979 southern California.
Aquarius (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Sonia Braga, Jeff Rosick, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Julia Bernat, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Rubens Santos, Humberto Carrão, Bárbara Colen)
A retired music critic is the last resident of a building targeted by developers - she becomes engaged in a cold war of sorts with the company.
Certain Women (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Kelly Reichardt, based on stories by Maile Meloy; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Rosanna Arquette, Laura Dern, Jared Harris, James Le Gros, Rene Auberjonois, John Getz, Ashlie Atkinson, James Jordan, Matt McTighe, Sara Rodier, Edelen McWilliams, Lily Gladstone, Gabriel Clark)
Triptych of stories about women in small-town America.
Elle (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke, based on the book by Philippe Djian; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Alice Isaaz, Christian Berkel, Virginie Efira, Anne Consigny, Laurent Lafitte, Jonas Bloquet, Charles Berling, Vimala Pons, Raphaël Lenglet, Olivia Gotanègre, Lucas Prisor, Judith Magre, Arthur Mazet, Stéphane Bak)
A successful video game boss aims to track down her attacker after a home invasion.
Aquarius Aquarius
Aquarius and Things To Come
Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Gianfranco Rosi; Writer: Gianfranco Rosi, Carla Cattani; Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo, Giuseppe Fragapane)
A documentary looking at the inhabitants of Lampedusa and the desperate attempts made by refugees to reach the island.
Graduation (Bacalaureat, Family Photos) (Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Ioachim Ciobanu, Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim, Emanuel Parvu, Valeriu Andriuta, Claudia Susanu, Adrian Vancica, Liliana Mocanu, Lia Bugnar, Tudor Smoleanu, Andrei Morariu, Rares Andrici, Constantin Cojocaru)
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.
Hermia And Helena (Hermia & Helena) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Matías Piñeiro)
A struggling young theatre director receives a series of mysterious postcards from a stranger, leading her on a strange journey.
I, Daniel Blake (Country: UK, France; Year: 2016; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Hayley Squires, Natalie Ann Jamieson, Dave Johns, Micky McGregor, Colin Coombs, Bryn Jones, Mick Laffey, Dylan McKiernan, John Sumner, Briana Shann, Rob Kirtley)
A carpenter suffering from ill health and a young single mum find themselves facing a wall of welfare bureacracy.
Julieta (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, based on short stories by Alice Munro; Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma, Inma Cuesta, Emma Suárez, Darío Grandinetti, Daniel Grao, Nathalie Poza, Agustín Almodóvar, Mariam Bachir, Susi Sánchez, Pilar Castro, Priscilla Delgado, Bimba Bosé, Joaquín Notario)
A mother and daughter struggle to come to terms with grief.
Fire At Sea Fire At Sea
Fire At Sea and Moonlight
The Lost City Of Z (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: James Gray; Writer: David Grann, James Gray; Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Angus Macfadyen, Daniel Huttlestone, Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Raquel Arraes, Edward Ashley, Bobby Smalldridge, Johann Myers, Nicholas Agnew, Frank Clem, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Michael Jenn)
The story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, whose search for a lost city in the Amazon grew into an obsession.
Manchester By The Sea (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kenneth Lonergan; Writer: Kenneth Lonergan; Stars: Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Casey Affleck, Gretchen Mol, Kara Hayward, Tate Donovan, Heather Burns, Erica McDermott, Lucas Hedges, Susan Pourfar, Chaunty Spillane, Stephanie Ann Saunders, Missy Yager, Ruibo Qian, Danae Nason)
A man returns to his hometown following the death of his brother.
Moonlight (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Barry Jenkins; Writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell McCraney; Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan'Sandy' Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Herman 'Caheei McGloun, Kamal Ani-Bellow, Keomi Givens, Eddie Blanchard, Rudi Goblin, Ashton Sanders, Edson Jean, Patrick Decile)
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea (Year: 2016; Director: Dash Shaw; Writer: Dash Shaw; Stars: Susan Sarandon, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, John Cameron Mitchell, Reggie Watts, Alex Karpovsky)
A high school newspaper team try to escape their school as it sinks into the Pacific Ocean.
Neruda (Country: France, Spain, Argentina, Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Alonso, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell, Francisco Reyes, Diego Muñoz, Michael Silva)
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
Neruda Neruda
Neruda and I, Daniel Blake
Personal Shopper (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pamela Betsy Cooper, David Bowles, Sigrid Bouaziz, Ty Olwin, Fabrice Reeves, Benoit Peverelli, Abigail Millar)
Ghost story set against the backdrop of the Paris fashion world.
The Rehearsal (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2016; Director: Alison Maclean; Writer: Alison Maclean, Emily Perkins; Stars: James Rolleston, Kerry Fox, Ella Edward, Alice Englert, Kieran Charnock, Scott Cotter, Evan Fenemor, Miranda Harcourt, Michelle Ny, Rachel Roberts, Erroll Shand, Marlon Williams, Tandi Wright)
Coming-of-age story about a young actor searching for the truth of a character he’s playing onstage and the resulting moral dilemma in his personal life.
Sieranevada (Country: Romania, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia; Year: 2016; Director: Cristi Puiu; Writer: Cristi Puiu; Stars: Mimi Branescu, Bogdan Dumitrache)
Drama set at a family reunion to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the family patriarch.
The Son Of Joseph (Le Fils De Joseph) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Eugène Green; Writer: Eugène Green; Stars: Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Julia Gros de Gasquet, Jacques Bonnaffé, Christelle Prot, Adrien Michaux, Louise Moaty, Claire Lefilliâtre, Vincent Dumestre, Tom Gaspar, Oleg Ossina, Félix Debraux)
A teen goes on a quest to find out who is dad is.
Staying Vertical (Rester Vertical) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Alain Guiraudie; Writer: Alain Guiraudie; Stars: Laure Calamy, Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Christian Bouillette, Raphaël Thierry)
A man is seduced by a free-spirited shepherdess and finds himself left holding the baby.
Personal Shopper Personal Shopper
Personal Shopper and Toni Erdmann
Things To Come (L'Avenir) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob)
A philosophy teacher soldiers through her life being turned upside down on all fronts.
Toni Erdmann (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2016; Director: Maren Ade; Writer: Maren Ade; Stars: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Vlad Ivanov, Ingrid Bisu, John Keogh, Ingo Wimmer, Cosmin Padureanu, Anna Maria Bergold, Radu Banzaru, Alexandru Papadopol, Sava Lolov, Jürg Löw)
A father drops in on his daughter and poses as a stranger to her friends.
The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Fabrizio Rongione, Thomas Doret, Christelle Cornil)
A doctor tries to discover the identity of a patient who died after she refused to treat her.
Yourself And Yours (Dangsinjasingwa Dangsinui Geot) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Hong Sang-Soo; Writer: Hong Sang-Soo)
Painter Youngsoo hears that his girlfriend Minjung drank with a man and fought with him. They argue that night, and Minjung goes out, saying they shouldn't see each other for some time. The next day, Youngsoo looks for her, but can't find her. Meanwhile, in Yeonnam where he lives, Minjung or some women who look identical to her go around meeting different men. Youngsoo wanders and fights with himself, which is the same as fighting with the world.

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