New York Film Festival 2019

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Pain And Glory Pain And Glory
Pain And Glory and Young Ahmed
Atlantics (Atlantique, Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story) (Country: Senegal; Year: 2019; Director: Mati Diop; Writer: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel; Stars: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Traore, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene, Abdou Balde, Babacar Sylla, Arame Fall Faye, Ya Arame Mousse Sene, Babacar Samba, Astou N'Diaye, Khouda Fall)
Love and loss in Dakar are given a supernatural twist.
Bacurau (Nighthawk) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek, Bárbara Colen, Alli Willow, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Márcio Fecher, Val Junior, Karine Teles, Suzy Lopes, Brian Townes, Antonio Saboia)
Villagers sold as human prey defend themselves from hunters using a psychotropic drug.
Beanpole (Dylda) (Country: Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Kantemir Balagov; Writer: Kantemir Balagov; Stars: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Timofey Glazkov, Andrei Bykov)
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.
Fire Will Come (O Que Arde) (Country: Spain, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2019; Director: Oliver Laxe; Writer: Santiago Fillol, Oliver Laxe; Stars: Santiago Fillol, Oliver Laxe)
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
First Cow (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt; Stars: John Magaro, Rene Auberjonois, Dylan Smith, Orion Lee, Clayton Nemrow, Todd A. Robinson, Patrick D. Green, John Keating, T. Dan Hopkins, Manuel Rodriguez, Jeb Berrier, Jared Kasowski, Kevin Michael Moore, John Magaro, Rene Auberjonois)
A cook with a group of fur trappers strikes up a connection with a Chinese emigre in the Old West.
Atlantics Atlantics
Atlantics and Synonyms
A Girl Missing (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Kôji Fukada; Writer: Kôji Fukada; Stars: Mariko Tsutsui, Mikako Ichikawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kentez Asaka, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Ren Sudo)
Ichiko works as a private nurse for a family she has almost become a part of. But when the youngest member of the family disappears, the kidnapper's identity causes trouble.
The Irishman (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Martin Scorsese; Writer: Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt; Stars: Robert De Niro, Anna Paquin, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, Aleksa Palladino, Kathrine Narducci, Craig DiFrancia, Jake Hoffman, Jack Huston, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ray Romano, Domenick Lombardozzi)
Story of the union official with mob ties, Frank Sheeran, and the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
World premiere
I Was At Home, But (Country: Germany, Serbia; Year: 2019; Director: Angela Schanelec; Writer: Angela Schanelec; Stars: Franz Rogowski, Alan Williams, Devid Striesow, Lilith Stangenberg, Wolfgang Michael, Maren Eggert, Nicolas Wackerbarth, Dane Komljen, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Ann-Kristin Reyels, Ursula Renneke, Jakob Lassalle, Esther Buss, Marcel Kohler, Jelena Kuljic)
After having disappeared for a week, Astrid’s 13-year-old son Phillip returns home without saying a word...
Liberté (Year: 2019; Director: Albert Serra)
1774, shortly before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin. Madame de Dumeval, the Duke de Tesis and the Duke de Wand, libertines expelled from the puritanical court of Louis XVI, seek the support of the legendary Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker.
Marriage Story (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Ray Liotta, Merritt Wever, Mark O'Brien, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, Kyle Bornheimer, Mickey Sumner, Ayden Mayeri, Matthew Maher, Brooke Bloom, Azhy Robertson, Mary Hollis Inboden)
A couple find themselves in a messier divorce than they imagined.
The Moneychanger The Moneychanger
The Moneychanger and The Whistlers
Martin Eden (Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Pietro Marcello; Writer: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello, based on the novel by Jack London; Stars: Luca Marinelli, Carlo Cecchi, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Denise Sardisco, Carmen Pommella, Autilia Ranieri, Savino Paparella, Elisabetta Valgoi, Pietro Ragusa, Giustiniano Alpi, Dario Iubatti, Anna Patierno, Vincenza Modica)
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
The Moneychanger (Así Habló El Cambista) (Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Federico Veiroj; Writer: Arauco Hernández Holz, Martín Mauregui, Federico Veiroj; Stars: Dolores Fonzi, Benjamín Vicuña, Daniel Hendler, Germán de Silva, Luis Machín, Gabriel Perez, Dolores Fonzi, Benjamín Vicuña, Daniel Hendler, Germán de Silva, Luis Machín, Gabriel Perez)
A money launderer sees the Uruguayan dictatorship as an opportunity to make a killing.
Motherless Brooklyn (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Edward Norton; Writer: Jonathan Lethem, Edward Norton; Stars: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Ethan Suplee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Mann, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Fisher Stevens, Dallas Roberts, Cherry Jones, Josh Pais, Robert Wisdom, Doris McCarthy)
A lonely private detective with Tourette's attempts to solve his friend's murder.
Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, Une Lumière, Roubaix, A Light!) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Arnaud Desplechin, Léa Mysius; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Roschdy Zem, Sara Forestier, Antoine Reinartz)
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Pain And Glory (Dolor Y Gloria) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Raúl Arévalo, Nora Navas, Cecilia Roth)
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
The Irishman The Irishman
The Irishman and A Girl Missing
Parasite (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Bong Joon Ho; Writer: Bong Joon Ho; Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi)
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Valeria Golino, Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami, Cécile Morel)
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Saturday Fiction (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Lou Ye; Writer: Ma Yingli; Stars: Gong Li, Tom Wlaschiha, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory, Joe Odagiri)
Story of an actress who is also an undercover agent for the Allies in 1941 Shanghai.
Sibyl (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Justine Triet; Writer: Arthur Harari, Justine Triet; Stars: Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel)
A jaded psychotherapist returns to her first passion of becoming a writer.
Synonyms (Country: France, Germany, Israel; Year: 2019; Director: Nadav Lapid; Writer: Nadav Lapid; Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Jonathan Boudina, Gaël Raes, Chris Zastera, John Sehil, Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Jonathan Boudina, Gaël Raes, Chris Zastera, John Sehil)
Tragicomedy about Yoav, a young Israeli determined to wipe out his origins and become French.
Fire Will Come Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come and Oh Mercy!
To The Ends Of The Earth (Country: Japan, Uzbekistan, Qatar; Year: 2019; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Stars: Tokio Emoto, Ryo Kase, Atsuko Maeda, Adiz Rajabov, Shôta Sometani, Tokio Emoto, Ryo Kase, Atsuko Maeda, Adiz Rajabov, Shôta Sometani)
A Japanese TV host finds a trip to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her reality travel show begins to dissolve her chipper persona.
The Traitor (Il Traditore) (Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella; Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Maria Fernanda Cândido)
The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called 'boss of the two worlds' and the first mafia informant in Sicily in the Eighties.
Varda by Agnès (Varda par Agnès) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Agnès Varda; Writer: Agnès Varda)
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Vitalina Varela (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Pedro Costa; Writer: Pedro Costa, Vitalina Varela; Stars: Vitalina Varela)
The story of a Cape Verdean who arrives in Lisbon just days after her husband’s funeral - a journey she has been wanting to make for a quarter of a century.
Wasp Network (Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Ana de Armas, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Wagner Moura, Gael García Bernal, Harlys Becerra, Ruairi Rhodes, Michael Vitovich, Gisela Chipe, Julian Flynn, Brannon Cross, Steve Howard, Johanna Sol, Julio Gabay, Stephen W Tenner)
The true story of Cuban spies in America during the Nineties, who carried out military attacks on Cuba and the network that struck back.
Parasite Parasite
Parasite and Beanpole
The Whistlers (La Gomera, The Passenger) (Country: Romania, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar)
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.
The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Chez Han De Ju Hui) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Yi'nan Diao; Writer: Yi'nan Diao; Stars: Fan Liao, Hugh Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei)
Tale about a gangster on the run.
Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson, Othmane Moumen)
A teenager becomes radicalised.
Zombi Child (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello)
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends – never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

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