Film at Lincoln Center announces New York Main Slate

"Cinema is the domain of freedom" says Kent Jones

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Kleber Mendonça Filho with his and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau star, Sônia Braga
Kleber Mendonça Filho with his and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau star, Sônia Braga Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

26 additional films for the Main Slate program of the 57th New York Film Festival including Albert Serra's Liberté; Arnaud Desplechin's Oh Mercy!; Bong Joon-ho's Parasite; Marco Bellocchio's The Traitor; Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's Young Ahmed; Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau, starring Sônia Braga; Bertrand Bonello's Zombi Child, and Agnès Varda's Varda By Agnès have been announced by Film at Lincoln Center.

They will be joining the Opening Night selection Martin Scorsese's The Irishman; Centerpiece - Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, and Closing Night film - Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn.

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “Cinema is the domain of freedom, and it’s an ongoing struggle to maintain that freedom. It’s getting harder and harder for anyone to make films of real ambition anywhere in this world. Each and every movie in this lineup, big or small, whether it’s made in Italy or Senegal or New York City, is the result of artists behind the camera fighting on multiple fronts to realize a vision and create something new in the world. That includes masters like Martin Scorsese and Pedro Almodóvar and newcomers to the festival like Mati Diop and Angela Schanelec.”

The 2019 New York Film Festival runs from September 27 through October 13.

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