New York Film Festival 2017

There are a number of talks and master classes in addition to the films below.

View other New York Film Festival Films by strand: Main Slate, Projections, Revivals, Robert Mitchum Retrospective, Spotlight on Documentary

Pandora's Box Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box and A Gentle Creature
Four Sisters (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Claude Lanzmann; Writer: Claude Lanzmann; Stars: Paula Biren, Ruth Elias, Claude Lanzmann, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton)
Series of four films - The Hippocratic Oath, Baluty, The Merry Flea and Noah's Ark - based on interviews from the 70s with four female Holocaust survivors from eastern Europe.
World premiere
A Gentle Creature (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Sergey Loznitsa; Writer: Sergey Loznitsa, based on the short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
A woman travels to a remote prison to try to find out what has happened to her jailed husband.
The Opera House (Year: 2016; Director: Susan Froemke)
The history of the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
World premiere
Pandora's Box (Die Büchse Der Pandora) (Country: Germany; Year: 1929; Director: GW Pabst; Writer: Ladislaus Vajda, based on the plays of Frank Wedekind; Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Gustav Diessl, Alice Roberts)
A beautiful young woman exploits her sexuality to enjoy freedom and power in 1880s London.
Spielberg (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Susan Lacy; Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Craig, Martin Scorsese, Harrison Ford, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laura Dern, Holly Hunter, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Drew Barrymore, Richard Dreyfuss)
Documentary about the work of the filmmaker.
World premiere
Trouble No More (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jennifer Lebeau; Stars: Mary Elizabeth Bridges, Tim Drummond, Bob Dylan, Gwen Evans, Jim Keltner, Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Spooner Oldham, Michael Shannon, Fred Tackett, Monalisa Young, Terry Young)
Footage from Bob Dylan’s “born again” period, shot on the last leg of his 79-80 tour.
World premiere
Without A Net (Year: 2017; Director: Rory Kennedy)
Interrogation of the public education system in the US.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema
US streaming edition of a Romanian filmmaking retrospective

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Scotland's oldest film festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Touring festival of films with a human rights focus

Sheffield DocFest
Britain's premier factual film festival

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.