New York Film Festival 2023

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Poor Things Poor Things
Poor Things and The Beast
About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne) (Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Akin Aksu; Stars: Merve Dizdar, Deniz Celiloglu, Musab Ekici)
A young teacher hopes to be appointed to Istanbul after mandatory duty at a small village. After long time waiting he loses all hope of escaping from this gloomy life. His colleague helps him to regain his perspective.
All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Raven Jackson; Writer: Raven Jackson; Stars: Charleen McClure, Moses Ingram, Kaylee Nicole Johnson, Reginald Helms Jr., Sheila Atim, Chris Chalk)
A decades-spanning exploration of a woman’s life in Mississippi and an ode to the generations of people, places, and ineffable moments that shape us.
All Of Us Strangers (Country: US, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Andrew Haigh; Writer: Andrew Haigh, Taichi Yamada; Stars: Jamie Bell, Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, Cameron Ashplant, Guy Robbins, Zachary Timmis, Jack Cronin, Christian Di Sciullo, Jack Pallister, Victoria Walker, Oliver Franks, Carolina Van Wyhe, Lincoln R. Beckett, Gsus Lopez)
A screenwriter embarks on a relationship with a neighbour at the same time as making a journey into his troubled past.
Anatomy Of A Fall (Anatomie D'une Chute) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Justine Triet; Writer: Arthur Harari, Justine Triet; Stars: Sandra Hüller, Samuel Theis, Swann Arlaud, Jehnny Beth, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz)
A woman is accused of her husband's murder.
The Beast (La Bête) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Stars: Léa Seydoux, George MacKay)
In the near future a woman decides to purify her DNA in a machine that takes her into her past lives. Then she meets Louis and feels a powerful connection, as if she had always known him.
US premiere
May December May December
May December and Anatomy Of A Fall
La Chimera (Country: Italy, France, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Carmela Covino, Marco Pettenello, Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Josh O'Connor, Alba Rohrwacher, Lecu Chikovani, Carol Duate)
The story of a group of archaeologists and the black market in historical artefacts.
Close Your Eyes (Cerrar Los Ojos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Victor Erice; Writer: Víctor Erice, Michel Gaztambide; Stars: Jose Coronado, Ana Torrent, María León, Soledad Villamil)
The story of an actor who disappears during filming a project after falling off a cliff into the sea. Years later he reappears, but without knowing who he is or anything about his previous life.
US premiere
The Delinquents (Los Delincuentes) (Country: Argentina, Brazil, Luxembourg, Chile; Year: 2023; Director: Rodrigo Moreno; Writer: Rodrigo Moreno; Stars: Margarita Molfino, Esteban Bigliardi, Cecilia Rainero)
Two bank staff rob their own establishment.
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World (Nu aștepta prea mult de la sfârșitul lumii) (Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia; Year: 2023; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude; Stars: Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, László Miske, Katia Pascariu)
Overworked and underpaid, Angela drives around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a 'safety at work video' commissioned by a multinational company. When one of the interviewees reveals the company’s liability in his accident, a scandal erupts.
US premiere
Eureka (Country: Argentina, France, Portugal; Year: 2023; Director: Lisandro Alonso; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Chiara Mastroianni, Alianna Clifford)
Three stories set in wildly different terrain reflect lives haunted by the specter of colonialist violence.
North American premiere
The Practice The Practice
The Practice and The Zone Of Interest
Evil Does Not Exist (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Stars: Hitoshi Omika, Ayaka Shibutani, Ryûji Kosaka, Rei Nishikawa)
A rural village faces disruption from the construction of a glamping site for Tokyo tourists.
US premiere
Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet) (Country: Finland; Year: 2023; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen)
The course of potential love does not run smooth for shelf-stacker and a metal worker.
Ferrari (Country: US, UK, Italy, China; Year: 2023; Director: Michael Mann; Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Michael Mann, Brock Yates; Stars: Shailene Woodley, Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Gadon, Jack O'Connell, Patrick Dempsey, Valentina Bellè, Massi Furlan, Gabriel Leone, Erik Haugen, Brett Smrz, Peter Arpesella, Tommaso Basili, Lino Musella, Andrea Dolente)
It's the summer of 1957 and Ferrari is in crisis, both in his business and personal life. He decides to take a gamble on a race, the Mille Miglia.
Closing night. North American premiere
The Green Border (Zielona granica) (Country: Poland, Germany, France, Czechia, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Agnieszka Holland; Writer: Agnieszka Holland, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Maciej Pisuk; Stars: Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Tomasz Włosok, Behi Djanati Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi, Dalia Naous)
A family of Syrian refugees, an English teacher from Afghanistan and a border guard meet on the Belarus-Russian border during the recent crisis triggered by Alexander Lukashenko opening his country's doors to migrants.
US premiere
Here (Country: Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Bas Devos; Stars: Stefan Gota, Liyo Gong)
Stefan, a Romanian construction worker living in Brussels, is about to move back home. He cooks up a big pot of soup as a goodbye gift for friends and family. Just then, he meets a Belgian-Chinese doctoral student who specialises in mosses.
US premiere
Pictures Of Ghosts Pictures Of Ghosts
Pictures Of Ghosts and Kidnapped
In Our Day (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Hong Sangsoo; Writer: Hong Sangsoo)
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North American premiere
In Water (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Hong Sangsoo; Stars: Shin Seokho, Ha Seongguk, Kim Seungyun)
A young actor decides to make a short film on Jeju Island. Searching for an idea, one day he notices a figure amid the rocks at the foot of a cliff. Finally, he has a story to tell.
North American premiere
Janet Planet (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Annie Baker; Writer: Annie Baker)
A youngster observes her mother Janet and three enigmatic adults who drift in and out of their lives.
Kidnapped (Rapito) (Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Edoardo Albinati; Stars: Enea Sala, Leonardo Maltese, Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi, Filippo Timi)
In 1858, a six-year-old Jewish boy is forcibly seized from his family by the Catholic church.
US premiere
Last Summer (L'été Dernier) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat, Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy; Stars: Léa Drucker, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Courau, Samuel Kircher)
A brilliant lawyer embarks on a passionate relationship with her stepson, putting her career and family life in danger.
US premiere
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World and Fallen Leaves
May December (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik; Stars: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, Charles Melton, Piper Curda, Drew Scheid, Kelvin Han Lee)
20 years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.
Opening night. North American premiere
Music (Country: Germany, France, Serbia; Year: 2023; Director: Angela Schanelec; Writer: Angela Schanelec; Stars: Aliocha Schneider, Agathe Bonitzer, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Argyris Xafis)
A cinematic riddle, mirror, dream or puzzle in which the Oedipus myth is transposed to a period from the 1980s to the present, from the beaches of Greece to the lakes of Berlin.
US premiere
Orlando, My Political Biography (Orlando, ma biographie politique) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Paul B Preciado)
Docufiction interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Perfect Days (Country: Japan, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Wim Wenders)
The story of an urban renewal project which involves the creation of 17 public toilets in key locations in the Japanese capital.
Pictures Of Ghosts (Retratos Fantasmas) (Year: 2023; Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho)
A portrait of the city of Recife, re-envisioned in its 20th Century glory through the remains of the cinema palaces which were central to its busy social milieu.
US premiere
Priscilla Priscilla
Priscilla and All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt
Poor Things (Country: US, Ireland, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: Tony McNamara, based on the novel by Alasdair Gray; Stars: Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael, Hanna Schygulla , Kathrin Hunter)
The story of a young woman who has been brought back to life.
The Practice (La Practica) (Country: Argentina, Chile, Portugal; Year: 2015; Director: Martin Retjman; Stars: Esteban Bigliardi, Mirta Busnelli, Manuela Oyarzún, Camila Hirane, Gabriel Cañas)
A yoga teacher finds himself grappling with life and bad luck after his splits from his wife.
North American premiere
Priscilla (Country: US, UK, Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Sofia Coppola; Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the book by Priscilla Presley; Stars: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Kamilla Kowal, Jorja Cadence, Emily Mitchell, Dan Beirne, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Deanna Jarvis, Ari Cohen, Luke Humphrey, Tim Post, Josette Halpert, Stephanie Moran, Gwynne Phillips, Dagmara Dominczyk)
A Priscilla Presley biopic based on her memoir Elvis And Me.
Centrepiece gala. North American premiere
The Settlers (Los Colonos) (Country: Chile, Argentina; Year: 2023; Director: Felipe Gálvez; Writer: Felipe Gálvez)
19th century drama. A man on an expedition is forced to take part in a massacre. Afterwards he forms a bond with the only survivor.
The Shadowless Tower (Bai Ta Zhi Guang) (Country: China; Year: 2023; Director: Zhang Lu; Writer: Zhang Lu; Stars: Xin Baiqing, Huang Yao, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Nan Ji, Wang Hongwei)
Divorced food critic Gu Wentong finds out where the father he had lost contact with as a child is now living. Meanwhile, he begins a relationship with a younger colleague.
North American premiere
The Settlers The Settlers
The Settlers and Close Your Eyes
Youth (Spring) (Country: France, Luxembourg, Netherlands; Year: 2023; Director: Wang Bing)
Documentary about the lives of teenage workers in China.
US premiere
The Zone Of Interest (Country: UK, Poland, US; Year: 2023; Director: Jonathan Glazer; Writer: Jonathan Glazer, based on the book by Martin Amis; Stars: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Ralph Herforth, Max Beck, Stephanie Petrowitz, Marie Rose Tietjen)
The daily lives of the Höss family outside the walls of Auschwitz.

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