NYFF Main Slate announced

Selections "a reminder of cinema’s world-making possibilities."

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Bruno Dumont’s France, starring Léa Seydoux will screen in the Main Slate of the 59th New York Film Festival
Bruno Dumont’s France, starring Léa Seydoux will screen in the Main Slate of the 59th New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Film at Lincoln Center has announced that Cannes Palme d’Or winner Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II, Bruno Dumont’s France, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il Buco, Mia Hansen-Løve's Bergman Island, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher’s The Girl And the Spider, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta, and Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, and Alice Rohrwacher’s Futura will be among the Main Slate selections of the 59th New York Film Festival.

Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island stars Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth
Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island stars Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

These highlights join the Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night selections Joel Coen’s The Tragedy Of Macbeth, Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog, and Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers. Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground, Gaspar Noé’s Vortex, Jonas Carpignano’s A Chiara, Nadav Lapid’s Ahed’s Knee, Panah Panahi’s Hit The Road (Jadde Khaki), Hong Sangsoo’s Introduction and In Front Of Your Face, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car and Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy, Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person In The World will also screen as part of the 32 films chosen by the Main Slate committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, which includes Eugene Hernandez, Florence Almozini, K Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen.

“Taken together, the movies in this year’s Main Slate are a reminder of cinema’s world-making possibilities,” said Dennis Lim, NYFF Director of Programming and chair of the Main Slate selection committee. “They open up new ways of seeing and feeling and thinking, and whether or not they refer to our uncertain present, they help us make sense of our moment. I’m in awe of the sheer range of voices, styles, ideas, and images contained in this line-up, which includes many returning filmmakers but also more new names than we’ve had in some time, and I’m eager to welcome audiences back to our cinemas to experience these films as live, communal events.”

The 2021 New York Film Festival runs from September 24 through October 10.

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