New York Film Festival to screen Ismael's Ghosts

Director's cut to feature in Main Slate

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ismael's Ghosts director Arnaud Desplechin
Ismael's Ghosts director Arnaud Desplechin Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantômes D'Ismaël), starring Mathieu Amalric (whose film C’est Presque Au Bout Du Monde will be shown in Spotlight on Documentary), Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg with Louis Garrel, László Szabó, Alba Rohrwacher, and Hippolyte Girardot will have the director's cut at 132 minutes screened in the Main Slate of the 55th New York Film Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The Cannes Film Festival opening night premiere screening on May 17, 2017 was the 114-minute version and it received a theatrical release in France in both runtimes on the same day.

Magnolia Pictures has 2018 plans for the director's cut of Ismael's Ghosts hitting cinemas in the US.

"Arnaud Desplechin is one of the cinema's great artists, one of the few from whom we can expect to be surprised, to experience split-second shifts between deep terror and raucous humor and sudden wonders, all happening right on the knife's edge, everything excitingly heightened," said Kent Jones, New York Film Festival Director of Programming and Selection Committee Chair. "Ismail's Ghosts is one of his most daring films, and it plays out on a big canvas. There is a shorter cut of the film that was reviewed out of the Cannes Film Festival, but we are very proud to be presenting the complete version of this wildly beautiful movie."

The 2017 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 15. Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10.

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