Pierre Rissient tribute scheduled for NYFF

Mother India and Play Misty For Me among retrospectives

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Fritz Lang's House By The River starring Louis Hayward and Jane Wyatt to screen in the tribute to Pierre Rissient
Fritz Lang's House By The River starring Louis Hayward and Jane Wyatt to screen in the tribute to Pierre Rissient

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that they will honour Pierre Rissient, programmer of the Mac-Mahon Theatre in Paris, publicist in partnership with Bertrand Tavernier, Cannes Film Festival mover and shaker, and so much more. Seven films will screen in tribute in the Retrospective section of the 56th New York Film Festival.

Clint Eastwood's Play Misty For Me; Raoul Walsh's The Man I Love with Ida Lupino, Bruce Bennett and Robert Alda; Joseph Losey's Time Without Pity starring Michael Redgrave; Mehboob Khan's Mother India with Nargis; King Hu's A Touch Of Zen; Lino Brocka's Manila In The Claws Of Light with Bembel Roco and Hilda Koronel, and Fritz Lang's House By The River.

The Retrospective section is co-programmed by New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones and Film Society of Lincoln Center Assistant Programmer Dan Sullivan.

Kent Jones said about Pierre Rissient and New Yorker Films founder and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas director Dan Talbot: "For Pierre and Dan, two genuine heroes, everything to do with cinema was urgent. This year’s retrospective section pays tribute to both men, who passed away within six months of each other."

Pierre Rissient died at the age of 81 in Paris on May 6, 2018.

Tickets for the 56th New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on September 9.

The 2018 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 14.

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