Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

56th New York Film Festival brings Coen Brothers, Barry Jenkins, Claire Denis, Cannes winners

High Life, from Claire Denis

The New York Film Festival has announced the main slate for its 56th and it features a wealth of NYFF favorites like Jean-Luc Godard (his 25th appearance), Hong Sang-soo (14) and Olivier Assayas (9). Some highlights include Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, the anthology-turned-feature film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from The Coen Brothers and Claire Denis’ English-language debut High Life with Robert Pattinson.

Films from Cannes were well-represented, including Palme d’Or–winner Shoplifters from Hirokazu Kore-eda; Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, which was awarded a Special Palme d’Or; Cold War, the Best Director winner for Paweł Pawlikowski; and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro and Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces, which shared the Best Screenplay prize. Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II and Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (and many more) will also be shown.

Netflix showed up today with the new Tamara Jenkins film Private Life as well as the above-mentioned Coen Brothers and Rohrwacher films, but also the previously announced ROMA, from Alfonso Cuarón, which is the festival centerpiece. No sign of the final Orson Welles film, The Other Side of the Wind yet.

NYFF Special Events, Spotlight on Documentary, Retrospective, Revivals, Convergence, Shorts, and Projections sections, as well as filmmaker conversations and panels, will be announced in the coming weeks. The 56th New York Film Festival runs September 28th – October 14th.

The 56th New York Film Festival Main Slate

The Favourite, Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos Opening Night

ROMA,” Dir. Alfonso Cuarón Centerpiece

At Eternity’s Gate,” Dir. Julian Schnabel Closing Night

ROMA (Netflix)

3 Faces, Dir. Jafar Panahi

Asako I & II, Dir. Ryûsuke 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 (Amazon)

Cold War, Dir. Paweł Pawlikowski

A Faithful Man/L’Homme fidèle, Dir. Louis Garrel

A Family Tour, Dir. Ying Liang

La Flor, Dir. Mariano Llinás

Grass, Dir. Hong Sangsoo

Happy as Lazzaro/Lazzaro Felice, 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 (Annapurna)

If Beale Street Could Talk, Dir. Barry Jenkins

The Image Book/Le Livre d’image, Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

In My Room, Dir. Ulrich Köhler

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, from Hirokazu Kore-eda

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

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