Full New Directors/New Films Lineup Includes ‘Under the Shadow,’ ‘Evolution’ and More
Full New Directors/New Films Lineup Includes 'Under the Shadow,' 'Evolution' and More
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Last month, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art announced the first wave of films selected to play the 44th Annual New Directors/New Films festival, including acclaimed festival titles like "The Fits" and "Neon Bull." With a little under a month to go before the event, the duo have now unveiled the official lineup, and it includes a handful of the hottest breakouts from Sundance last month.
Opening the festival will be Babak Anvari’s debut feature "Under the Shadow," the Iranian horror film about a mother and daughter haunted by a sinister presence during the Iran-Iraq War. Indiewire’s Eric Kohn hailed the film as the "first great horror movie of the year" after its Sundance premiere. Closing the festival will be Kirsten Johnson’s "Cameraperson," while other festival hits hits like "Weiner" and "Evolution" will also screen.
"So much of the conversation about the state of cinema skews negative these days. Think of New Directors/New Films as an antidote to that pessimism," said Film Society of Lincoln Center Director of Programming Dennis Lim in an official statement. "This year’s lineup is full of new and emerging voices who are taking big risks and pushing boundaries, often against considerable odds, and rethinking the possibilities of the art form, in ways big and small. If this is even a small glimpse into the future of cinema, there are many reasons to be hopeful."
The official lineup is below.
Babak Anvari, UK/Jordan/Qatar, 2016, 84m
Kirsten Johnson, USA, 2015, 102m
Federico Veiroj, Spain/France/Uruguay, 2015, 80m
Screening with: "Concerning the Bodyguard," Kasra Farahani, USA, 2015, 10m
Zhao Liang, China/France, 2015, 91m
Marcin Wrona, Poland/Israel, 2015, 94m
Kris Avedisian, USA, 2016, 85m
Salomé Lamas, Portugal/France, 2016, 125m
Lucile Hadžihalilović, France, 2015, 81m
Anna Rose Holmer, USA, 2015, 72m
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan, 2015, 317m
Tamer El Said, Egypt/Germany/Great Britain/United Arab Emirates, 2016, 118m
Julio Hernández Cordón, Mexico/Germany, 2015, 100m
Bi Gan, China, 2015, 113m
Anita Rocha da Silveira, Brazil/Argentina, 2015, 101m
Zhang Hanyi, China, 2016, 80m
Pietro Marcello, Italy/France, 2015, 87m
Yaelle Kayam, Denmark/Israel, 2015, 83m
T.W. Pittman & Kelly Daniela Norris, Ghana/USA, 2016, 90m
Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands, 2015, 101m
"Peter and the Farm"
Tony Stone, USA, 2016, 92m
Omer Fast, UK/Germany, 2015, 97m
Ted Fendt, USA, 2016, 35mm, 61m
Pascale Breton, France, 2015, 148m
Raam Reddy, India/USA, 2015, 120m
Avishai Sivan, Israel, 2015, 120m
Clément Cogitore, France/Belgium, 2015, 100m
Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg, USA, 2016, 100m
Shorts Program One
"Under the Sun" / "Ri Guang Zhi Xia"
Yang Qiu, China, 2015, 19m
Darius Clark Monroe, USA, 2014, 7m
Marte Vold, Norway, 2015, 20m
Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ghana/USA, 2016, 8m
Isabel Pagliai, France, 2015, 22m
Shorts Program Two
Ali Cherri, Lebanon/France/UAE, 2015, 24m
"We All Love the Seashore" / "Tout le Monde Aime le Bord de la Mer"
Keina Espiñeira, Spain, 2016, 16m
French and Pulaar with English subtitles
"Of a Few Days"
Timothy Fryett, USA, 2016, 14m
"The Park" / "Le Park"
Randa Maroufi, France, 2015, 14m