New York Film Festival 2020

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Mangrove Mangrove
Mangrove and Night Of The Kings
Atarrabi And Mikelats (Country: France, Belgium, Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Eugène Green; Writer: Eugène Green; Stars: Saia Hiriart, Lukas Hiriart, Ainara Leemans, Thierry Biscary)
Atarrabi and Mikelats are brothers born minutes apart, the children of the powerful goddess Mari. After their mother hands them over to the Devil, the boys grow up to be polar opposites.
Beginning (Dasatskisi) (Country: Georgia, France; Year: 2020; Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili; Writer: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli; Stars: Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvili)
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles.
The Calming (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Song Fang; Writer: Song Fang; Stars: Xi Qi, Ye Yuzhu, Song Dijin, Makiko Watanabe, Chen Yadi, He Pei)
A young film director makes her way around Japan, China, and Hong Kong after a relationship breakup.
City Hall (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Frederick Wiseman; Stars: Marty Walsh)
A look at Boston's city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more.
Days (Rizi) (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2020; Director: Tsai Ming-liang; Stars: Lee Kang-sheng, Anong Houngheuangsy)
Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before.
Red, White And Blue Red, White And Blue
Red, White And Blue and Gunda
The Disciple (Country: India; Year: 2020; Director: Chaitanya Tamhane; Writer: Chaitanya Tamhane; Stars: Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, Kiran Yadnyopavit, Makarand Mukund, Prasad Vanarse)
Chaitanya Tamhane's masterfully composed second feature examines a lifetime journey devoted to the art of Indian classical music.
Gunda (Country: Norway, US; Year: 2020; Director: Victor Kossakovsky)
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
Isabella (Country: Argentina, France; Year: 2020; Director: Matías Piñeiro; Writer: Matías Piñeiro; Stars: María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Pablo Sigal, Gabriela Saidon, María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Pablo Sigal, Gabriela Saidon)
A woman trying to win a Shakespearean role keeps another woman who reminds her of her failures and makes her doubt herself.
I Carry You With Me (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Heidi Ewing; Writer: Heidi Ewing, Alan Page; Stars: Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez, Michelle Rodríguez, Ángeles Cruz, Raúl Briones, Arcelia Ramírez, Pascacio López, Michelle González, Luis Alberti, Yael Tadeo, Nery Arredondo, Alexia Morales, Alberto Trujillo, Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez)
An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
Malmkrog (Country: Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia; Year: 2020; Director: Cristi Puiu; Writer: Cristi Puiu, based on the book by Vladimir Solovyov; Stars: Agathe Bosch, Ugo Broussot, Marina Palii, Diana Sakalauskaité, Frédéric Schulz-Richard, István Teglas)
Guests at the mansion of man of the world Nikolai discuss death, the Antichrist, history and rule, progress and morality.
Tragic Jungle Tragic Jungle
Tragic Jungle and The Truffle Hunters
Mangrove (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons; Stars: Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright, Malachi Kirby, Rochenda Sandall, Jack Lowden, Jumayn Hunter, Gary Beadle, Llewella Gideon, Sam Spruell, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Nathaniel Martello-White, Richie Campbell, Richard Cordery, Alex Jennings)
The true story of the Mangrove Nine, the group of black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and their highly publicised trial that followed.
MLK/FBI (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sam Pollard)
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's documentary explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr.
Night Of The Kings (La Nuit Des Rois) (Country: France, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire; Year: 2020; Director: Philippe Lacôte; Writer: Philippe Lacôte; Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu, Abdoul Karim Konaté)
A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new Roman and must tell a story to the other prisoners.
Notturno (Nocturne) (Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Gianfranco Rosi; Writer: Gianfranco Rosi)
Documentary about the everyday life in the Middle East that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
Red, White And Blue (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Steve McQueen, Courttia Newland; Stars: John Boyega, Steve Toussaint, Antonia Thomas, Seroca Davis, Tyrone Huntley, Assad Zaman, Joy Richardson, Tyrone Huntley, Nathan Vidal, Mark Stanley, Stephen Boxer)
A drama set in London's West Indian community.
Beginning Beginning
Beginning and The Calming
The Salt Of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Philippe Garrel; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann; Stars: Logann Antuofermo, Oulaya Amamra, Louise Chevillotte, André Wilms, Souheila Yacoub, Aline Belibi, Teddy Chawa, Martin Mesnier, Logann Antuofermo, Oulaya Amamra, Louise Chevillotte, André Wilms, Souheila Yacoub, Aline Belibi, Teddy Chawa)
Story about a relationship that sparks between a provincial youngster on a trip to Paris and a woman he meets there.
Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue (Yi zhi you dao hai shui bian lan) (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Jia Zhang-Ke; Writer: Jia Zhang-Ke, Wan Jiahuan)
Prominent Chinese writers and scholars gather in a village in Shanxi, a province of China and the hometown of Jia Zhang-Ke. This starts an eighteen-chapter symphony about Chinese people since 1949.
Time (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Garrett Bradley)
Fox Rich fights for her husband’s release from jail, after he is sentenced to 60 years of incarceration for a bank robbery, a crime she also served time for in the Nineties.
Tragic Jungle (Selva Tragica) (Country: Mexico, France, Colombia; Year: 2020; Director: Yulene Olaizola; Writer: Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola; Stars: Indira Rubie Adrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Dale Carley, Eligio Meléndez, Gabino Rodríguez, Gildon Roland, Mariano Tun Xool, Indira Rubie Adrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Dale Carley, Eligio Meléndez, Gabino Rodríguez, Gildon Roland, Mariano Tun Xool)
Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman.
The Truffle Hunters (Country: Italy, US, Greece; Year: 2020; Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw)
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.
Malmkrog Malmkrog
Malmkrog and Notturno
Undine (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2020; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz, Anne Ratte-Polle, Rafael Stachowiak, José Barros, Julia Franz Richter, Gloria Endres de Oliveira, Enno Trebs, Christoph Zrenner, Stefan Walz, Bita Steinjan)
Undine is a city historian on urban development in a Berlin museum, the 'place by the swamp'. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.
The Woman Who Ran (Country: South Korea; Year: 2020; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Kim Min-hee, Lee Eun-mi, Song Seon-mi, Seo Young-hwa)
While her husband is on a business trip, a woman meets three friends on the outskirts of Seoul. Their friendly conversation carries many undercurrents.

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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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