The Irishman opened the festival The Irishman opened the festival

The 57th edition of the New York Film Festival ran from September 27 to October 13, 2019. It opened with the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and closed with Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn.

The centre-piece gala was Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story.

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State Funeral
State Funeral
Documentary based on footage from March 5 - 9, 1953, when the USSR mourned and buried Joseph Stalin.
First Cow
First Cow
A cook with a group of fur trappers strikes up a connection with a Chinese emigre in the Old West.
Martin Eden
Martin Eden
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
My Father And Me
My Father And Me
The filmmaker charts his relationship with his humanist-pacifist father, Maurice Broomfield, a factory worker turned photographer.
Born To Be
Born To Be
Documentary, charting the emotional and physical journey of surgical transitioning, as experienced by patients at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
To The Ends Of The Earth
To The Ends Of The Earth
A Japanese TV host finds a trip to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her reality travel show begins to dissolve her chipper persona.
Liberté
Liberté
A group of 18th century libertines are expelled from court and wander in the forests, seeking asylum.
The Booksellers
The Booksellers
A tour of New York’s book world, past and present.
Bitter Bread
Bitter Bread
Documentary about a community of refugees living in a tent camp in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.
The Whistlers
The Whistlers
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.
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New York Film Festival Features

Another layer
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Udo Kier, Alli Willow and Bacurau
Avoiding imagery
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed
Just reality
Arnaud Desplechin on reality, childhood, filming animals for Oh Mercy! and Henry Fonda in The Wrong Man
Tied together by the moon
Marco Bellocchio on the soundtrack, locations, nature and the moons in The Traitor
Precise construction
Bertrand Bonello on Jacques Tourneur, George Romero and Zombi Child
Exploring human complexity
Kôji Fukada on A Girl Missing, Alfred Hitchcock’s colour palette and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker
Ambiguity of the time
Federico Veiroj on The Moneychanger and Alain Delon in Monsieur Klein
A heightened state
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Mad Max, Blade Runner and the politics of water in Bacurau
Other dimensions
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener in conversation on the choreography of Merce Cunningham
Immerse yourself
Alla Kovgan on Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Rei Kawakubo and the 3D for Cunningham
The timing was breathtaking
Michael Apted at the Film Forum US theatrical première of 63 Up
Being unstoppable
Michael Apted on growing up, Wild Strawberries, Coronation Street, Paul Almond and getting to 63 Up
Keeping his word
Michael Apted in conversation on 63 Up
In directions nobody goes
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Bacurau
Engaging Martin Scorsese
Gay Talese on Martin Scorsese and The Irishman
Recording the soul
Arnaud Desplechin on editing, Oh Mercy! and Cries And Whispers
A contemporary character
Pietro Marcello on his film of Martin Eden and Jack London’s novel
The making of a hybrid
Bertrand Bonello on histories and Zombi Child
An enigma
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed
Kisses from the baby
Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez and Olivier Assayas on baby kisses and Wasp Network
Fulfilling their destiny
Sônia Braga on Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau
The life they're in
Martin Scorsese on moral choices, human nature and The Irishman
Pedro centre stage in Cannes
New film with Cruz and Banderas his most personal to date
Final fade-out for Varda - a force of nature
New Wave pioneer 'never bankable' but much treasured

New York Film Festival News

Free events added to NYFF line-up
Ben Barenholtz tribute and Lynne Ramsay screening scheduled
Uncut Gems to sparkle at NYFF
Film at Lincoln Center announces sneak preview
NYFF reveals special events line-up
Joaquin Phoenix, Francis Ford Coppola and Bong Joon-ho among guests
Film at Lincoln Center announces New York Main Slate
"Cinema is the domain of freedom" says Kent Jones
Motherless Brooklyn to close New York Film Festival
"A dream come true" says Edward Norton
Marriage Story to be New York Film Festival Centerpiece
"I couldn't be more thrilled," says Noah Baumbach
The Irishman to open 57th New York Film Festival
Martin Scorsese film will screen at Alice Tully Hall
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