Ferrari Closing Night selection of the 61st New York Film Festival
Film at Lincoln Center has announced that Michael Mann’s Ferrari starring Penélope Cruz and Adam Driver (as Enzo Ferrari) with Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Patrick Dempsey, and Jack O’Connell will be the Closing Night selection of the 61st New York Film Festival. Announced earlier, Todd Haynes’s May December, starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton will be the Opening Night selection, and Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, a portrait of Elvis Presley’s (Jacob Elordi) wife, born Priscilla Ann Wagner (Cailee Spaeny) will be the Centerpiece selection.
Penélope Cruz stars with Adam Driver in Michael Mann’s Ferrari, the Closing Night selection of the 61st New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
"It’s a great honour to close the esteemed New York Film Festival with Ferrari,” said director Michael Mann.
“Michael Mann has made many remarkable movies but perhaps never one as simultaneously thrilling and moving as Ferrari,” said Dennis Lim, Artistic Director of the New York Film Festival. “Not just a feat of virtuosity, this is a grand and striking evolution of his career themes and his most deeply personal work. We are honoured to welcome him to the festival for what I’m sure will be a Closing Night for the ages.”
The New York Film Festival Main Slate selection committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, also includes Florence Almozini, Justin Chang, K Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen.
The 61st New York Film Festival runs from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15.