News // 56th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

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Thirty films will screen as part of the main slate of films at the 56th New York Film Festival, one of the hot spot during the fall festival season. Some of the titles that will screen include highly-anticipated projects from the likes of Barry Jenkins, Hirokazu Kore-eda, and Alfonso Cuarón.


The one striking difference between NYFF and other fall festivals is the lack of world premieres making up the New York lineup. The festival circuit has become lucrative for awards season over the past decade and many festivals compete for world premieres, drafting rules that hope to entice titles to get their first showings at specific fests.


While Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk is a heavy awards contender, it will have already had multiple festival screenings by the time it makes its way to New York. Other films getting screenings, but coming off of already-heated viewings, include Kore-eda's Cannes-winning Shoplifters.


The NYFF will kickoff with Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colman. All three actresses are expected to attend the film's opening night screening. Cuarón's Roma will get a special mid-festival centerpiece screening. And, Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate will serve as the closing film. Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent van Gogh in the biopic.


The films making up the official lineup include movies from 22 countries. Four the of the films are directed by women.


The New York Film Festival is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and runs September 28 through October 14, 2018.


OPENING NIGHT


THE FAVOURITE

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos



CENTERPIECE


ROMA

Dir. Alfonso Cuarón



CLOSING NIGHT


AT ETERNITY'S GATE

Dir. Julian Schnabel



OFFICIAL SELECTION


3 FACES

Dir. Jafar Panahi


ASAKO I & II

Dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi


ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Dir. Jia Zhangke


THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

Dir. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen


BURNING

Dir. Lee Chang-dong


COLD WAR

Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski


A FAITHFUL MAN

Dir. Louis Garrel


A FAMILY TOUR

Dir. Ying Liang


LA FLOR

Dir. Mariano Llinás


GRASS

Dir. Hong Sangsoo


HAPPY AS LAZZARO

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher


HER SMELL

Dir. Alex Ross Perry


HIGH LIFE

Dir. Claire Denis


HOTEL BY THE RIVER

Dir. Hong Sangsoo


IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Dir. Barry Jenkins


THE IMAGE BOOK

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard


IN MY ROOM

Dir. Ulrich Kohler


LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Dir. Bi Gan


MONROVIA, INDIANA

Dir. Frederick Wiseman


NON-FICTION

Dir. Olivier Assayas


PRIVATE LIFE

Dir. Tamara Jenkins


RAY & LIZ

Dir. Richard Billingham


SHOPLIFTERS

Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda


SORRY ANGEL

Dir. Christophe Honoré


TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG

Dir. Dominga Sotomayor


TRANSIT

Dir. Christian Petzold


WILDLIFE

Dir. Paul Dano


© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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