The 56th edition of the festival took place from September 28 to October 14. The festival opened with The Favourite and closed with At Eternity's Gate. The Centrepiece Gala was Roma.

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Transit
Transit
Georg flees to Marseilles to escape the German army. Assuming a false identity, he tries to obtain passage on a ship bound for Mexico. But then he meets Marie and his plans change.
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.
Carmine Street Guitars
Carmine Street Guitars
A shop resisting gentrification.
At Eternity's Gate
At Eternity's Gate
The last days of Vincent van Gogh.
If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
A pregnant woman tries to prove her lover's innocence.
The Favourite
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
Burning
Burning
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Ray & Liz
Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
Roi Soleil
Roi Soleil
Documentation of the Sun King’s final breaths. A filmed performance of an installation.
Diamantino
Diamantino
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
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New York Film Festival Features

Handcrafting from scratch
Cindy Hulej on Jim Jarmusch and Carmine Street Guitars
Into the woods
Rick Kelly on working with wood and Carmine Street Guitars
Space for the imagination
Franz Rogowski on breath control, Transit and the Kammerspiele
Memory and identity
Christian Petzold on Franz Rogowski and the language in Transit
Reading the city
Christian Petzold on Alex Brendemühl, George Romero and Transit
Never finished
Franz Rogowski on Christian Petzold's Transit and The State We Are In
To the stars in Heaven
Tom Volf on a divided life and Maria By Callas
Reacting to the camera
Ruth Beckermann on the Waldheim family, historians, archive footage and The Waldheim Waltz
A less innocent nature
Ruth Beckermann on The Waldheim Waltz, Austria's Oscar submission
A love story
Julian Schnabel and Jean-Claude Carrière on paintings, movement and At Eternity's Gate
The hour of the wolf
Margarethe von Trotta on Searching For Ingmar Bergman
Campfire stories
Joel and Ethan Coen on working with animals in The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Binoche out of this world
High Life star on creating character and feeling fear
Pattinson's High Life
Actor on challenges and rewards of Claire Denis' space drama
Playing favourites
Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Tony McNamara on The Favourite
56th New York Film Festival early bird highlights
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, Wildlife, Maria By Callas and Non-Fiction (Doubles Vies)
Honoré goes back to the future
Director on sex in the Nineties, nudity, seduction and desire

New York Film Festival News

Margarethe von Trotta receives Ulfers Foundation Award
Retrospective scheduled for November
Sneak preview of Mid90s added to NYFF schedule
Jonah Hill film will screen at Alice Tully Hall
Daily free talk series NYFF Live announced
Morgan Neville and Frederick Wiseman among participants
56th New York Film Festival poster revealed
Ed Lachman and JR behind design
NYFF Directors Dialogues announced
High Life to feature in On Cinema discussion
Searching For Ingmar Bergman joins NYFF retrospectives
Further documentaries added to festival line-up
Pierre Rissient tribute scheduled for NYFF
Mother India and Play Misty For Me among retrospectives
Film Comment Presents joins NYFF special events
Orson Welles and Rex Ingram among subjects
NYFF to honour Dan Talbot
Five feature film tribute to New Yorker Films founder
NYFF Spotlight on Documentary films announced
Watergate and The Times Of Bill Cunningham among selections
56th New York Film Festival Projections line-up announced
Quantification Trilogy by Jeremy Shaw also scheduled
Main Slate for 56th New York Film Festival announced
Claire Denis and Paweł Pawlikowski among filmmakers whose work will feature
At Eternity’s Gate to close New York Film Festival
Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent van Gogh
The Favourite to open 56th New York Film Festival
Yorgos Lanthimos' film selected for gala
Roma to be New York Film Festival Centerpiece
"Alfonso Cuarón’s film is a wonder," says Kent Jones
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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

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