New York Film Festival 2021

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Belle Belle
Belle and Marx Can Wait
Belle (Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess, Ryû to sobakasu no hime) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Mamoru Hosoda; Writer: Mamoru Hosoda)
The story of a shy teenager who becomes an online sensation as a princess of pop.
C'mon C'mon (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Mike Mills; Writer: Mike Mills; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Jaboukie Young-White, Elaine Kagan, Woody Norman, Cooper Jack Rubin, Kate Adams, Callan Farris, Mary Passeri, Brandon Rush, Artrial Clark, Molly Webster, Mya Gonzales, Beth Bartley, Khadija Emma Neumann)
A radio journalist forges an unexpected connection with his nephew, whose father is suffering from poor mental health.
Dune (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Writer: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, based on the novel by Frank Herbert; Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, David Dastmalchian, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chen Chang, Michael Nardone)
A young man must survive on the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
The French Dispatch (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2021; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugh Guinness; Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
North American premiere
Jane By Charlotte (Jane par Charlotte) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Charlotte Gainsbourg; Stars: Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg)
The director's portrait of her mother.
North American premiere
Jane By Charlotte Jane By Charlotte
Jane By Charlotte and Dune
The Lost Daughter (Country: US, Greece; Year: 2021; Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal; Writer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante; Stars: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ed Harris, Dagmara Dominczyk, Panos Koronis, Jack Farthing, Alba Rohrwacher, Ellie James, Abe Cohen, Vassilis Koukalani, Nikos Poursanidis)
A holidaying professor finds an encounter with another family triggers memories of motherhood from her past
Marx Can Wait (Marx Puo Aspettare) (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio; Stars: Marco Bellocchio)
Camillo died in 1968. Almost 50 years later, Marco gathers his whole family for a lunch. With his family he wonders about Camillo, his twin, and life.
North American premiere
Red Rocket (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone)
A washed-up ex-porn star tries to get his life back together in his hometown, sparking trouble for those in his orbit.
The Souvenir (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade, Ariane Labed, Jack McMullen)
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.

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