New York Film Festival 2017

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The Other Side Of Hope The Other Side Of Hope
The Other Side Of Hope and Spoor
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 Battements Par Minute, 120 Beats Per Minute) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo; Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Yves Heck, Emmanuel Ménard, Rahim-Silvioli Mehdi, Antoine Reinartz, Caroline Piette, Marco Horanieh, Pascal Tantot, François Rabette, Naelle Dariya, Ariel Borenstein, Coralie Russier, Saadia Bentaïeb)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Tomohiro Maekawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka; Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Mahiro Takasugi)
Narumi and her husband Shinji are going through a rocky patch when Shinji suddenly vanishes, returning several days later, utterly transformed. At the same time, a family is brutally murdered, and the town beset by strange phenomena. Journalist Sakurai begins to investigate the mystery…
Call Me By Your Name (Country: Italy, France, US, Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: Luca Guadagnino; Writer: James Ivory, based on the book by André Aciman; Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois)
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
The Day After (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Hong Sang-soo)
A woman whose boss recently ended an affair gets mistaken for the girlfriend by his wife.
Faces Places (Visages, Villages) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Agnès Varda, JR)
The director and photgrapher travel through France as their friendship blossoms.
Call Me By Your Name Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name and The Florida Project
Félicité (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Alain Gomis; Writer: Alain Gomis, Olivier Loustau, Delphine Zingg; Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo, Elbas Manuana, Diplome Amekindra, Célestin Mokono, François Kasonga, Prince Mbasi, Ferdinand Minga, Aziza Kengumbe, José Lusala, Plaisir Mumbula, Nathan Mulumba, Claudine Lumbu)
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
The Florida Project (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair, Karren Karagulian, Sandy Kane, Cecilia Quinan, Betty Jeune, Lauren O'Quinn, Giovanni Rodriguez, Carl Bradfield, Gary B. Gross)
The story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose carefree lives contrast with those of their struggling parents.
Ismael's Ghosts: Director's Cut (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Arnaud Desplechin, Léa Mysius, Julie Peyr; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, Alba Rohrwacher, László Szabó, Hippolyte Girardot)
A filmmaker's life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.
Last Flag Flying (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan, based on the book by Darryl Ponicsan; Stars: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, Yul Vazquez, J. Quinton Johnson, Kate Easton, Tammy Tsai, Samuel Davis, Brian Wolfman Black Bowman, Chris Drexel, Lee Harrington, Mark Falvo, Richard Robichaux, Adam Hicks, Dontez James)
A Vietnam veteran goes to collect the body of his son, who has been killed in war in Iraq.
Lady Bird (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Greta Gerwig; Writer: Greta Gerwig; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Odeya Rush, Lois Smith), Trailer
Teenage traumas in Sacramento, Cal, for 17-year-old Lady Bird who has love issues, sex issues, mom issues, when what she wants most is to be out of there, anywhere, especially New York because it's a long way away and packed with artistic promise.
Thelma Thelma
Thelma and The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)
Let The Sunshine In (Dark Glasses, Un Beau Soleil Interieur, Bright Sunshine In) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Claire Denis; Writer: Christine Angot, Claire Denis; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Josiane Balasko, Claire Tran, Xavier Beauvois, Alex Descas, Bruno Podalydès, Paul Blain)
Isabelle, single mum, divorced artist with one child, is looking for love. True love at last.
Lover For A Day (L’Amant d’un jour) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Philippe Garrel; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann; Stars: Éric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte, Paul Toucang, Félix Kysyl, Michel Charrel, Nicolas Bridet, Marie Sergeant, Raphaël Naasz, Justine Bachelet, Christian Bouillette, Laetitia Spigarelli, Manon Chircen, Maïa Foucault, Louise Guillaume)
After a woman's relationship breaks down she heads to her fathers house - only to discover he is dating a woman her age.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Adam Sandler,Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller,Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Candice Bergen, Danny Flaherty, Rebecca Miller, Jared Sandler, Adam David Thompson, Lyne Renee, Cindy Cheung, Sakina Jaffrey, Mickey Sumner, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Adam Driver, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Michael Chernus)
Comedy drama about a family who gather in New York to celebrate the work of their dad.
Mrs Hyde (Madame Hyde) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Serge Bozon; Writer: Serge Bozon; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Romain Duris, Patricia Barzyk, José Garcia, Charlotte Véry)
After a teacher is struck by lightning, she discovers a powerful and dangerous alter ego.
Mudbound (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dee Rees; Writer: Hillary Jordan, Dee Rees, Dee Rees, Virgil Williams; Stars: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige, Kerry Cahill, David Jensen, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Faust, Rebecca Chulew, Joshua J. Williams, Henry Frost, Jason Kirkpatrick)
Two families clash when Mississippi youths return from the Second World War with new perspectives on race relations.
Mudbound Mudbound
Mudbound and Wonder Wheel
On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Jung Jaeyoung, Moon Sungkeun, Kwon Haehyo, Song Seonmi, Ahn Jaehong, Park Yeaju)
After an affair, an actress decides to travel to a far-flung destination to consider her life.
The Other Side Of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (Country: Finland; Year: 2017; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Simon Al-Bazoon, Janne Hyytiäinen, Nuppu Koivu, Ilkka Koivula, Kaija Pakarinen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Taneli Mäkelä, Sulevi Peltola, Maria Järvenhelmi, Antti Virmavirta)
A middle-aged restaurateur befriends a young refugee.
The Rider (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Chloé Zhao; Writer: Chloé Zhao; Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford, Terri Dawn Pourier, Lane Scott, Tanner Langdeau, James Calhoon, Derrick Janis)
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
Spoor (Pokot) (Country: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia; Year: 2017; Director: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik; Writer: Agnieszka Holland, Stepán Hulík, Olga Tokarczuk; Stars: Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patrycja Volny, Miroslav Krobot, Borys Szyc, Tomasz Kot, Andrzej Grabowski, Katarzyna Herman, Marcin Bosak, Andrzej Konopka, Sebastian Pawlak, Katarzyna Skarzanka, Monika Anna Wojtyllo, David Ali Hamade)
An elderly woman is convinced she knows what lies behind a spate of mysterious crimes... but nobody will believe her.
The Square (Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Ruben Östlund; Writer: Ruben Östlund; Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Linda Anborg, Claes Bang, Annica Liljeblad, Christopher Læssø, Emelie Beckius, Sarah Giercksky, Jan Lindwall, Marina Schiptjenko, John Nordling, Denise Wessman, Lilianne Mardon, Peter Diaz)
An art exhibit invites passers by to altruism, but things don't go as planned for its curator.
Western Western
Western and The Square
Thelma (Country: France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt; Stars: Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vanessa Borgli, Stian Werme, Anders Mossling, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Ingrid Giæver, Peter Ekedahl, Steinar Klouman Hallert, Grethe Eltervåg, Jonas Jörgensen, Johannes Wike, Ian Twedmark)
Strange things happen to a religious young woman when she starts to fall in love.
Wonderstruck (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Brian Selznick, based on his novel; Stars: Amy Hargreaves, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Tom Noonan, Cory Michael Smith, James Urbaniak, Marko Caka, Damian Young, Hays Wellford, Morgan Turner, Ekaterina Samsonov, Brian Berrebbi, Michael Wren Gucciardo, Jaden Michael)
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Both set out on quests.
Wonder Wheel (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Woody Allen; Writer: Woody Allen; Stars: Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, Max Casella, Jack Gore, David Krumholtz, Robert C. Kirk, Tommy Nohilly, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, John Doumanian, Tom Guiry, Gregory Dann, Bobby Slayton)
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.
Closing Night Film
Western (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Valeska Grisebach; Writer: Valeska Grisebach; Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Waldemar Zang, Detlef Schaich)
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
Zama (Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Netherlands, US, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Lebanon, Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Lucrecia Martel; Writer: Antonio Di Benedetto, Lucrecia Martel; Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Rafael Spregelburd, Nahuel Cano, Daniel Veronese, Mariana Nunes, Carlos Defeo)
A 17th century army officer in Ascuncion, awaits transfer to Buenos Aires.
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