From Belgians to "Being John Malkovich," 37th NYFF Lineup Announced
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has confimed the lineup for the 37th New York Film Festival. After opening with Cannes critics' favorite, Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother," the Festival gets under way on September 24 with a collection of highly anticipated international films. Harmony Korine's digitally shot Dogma 95 entry "Julien Donkey Boy" will bow in New York after its world debut in Venice. As will Mike Leigh's Festival Centerpiece "Topsy Turvy," a biopic about British composers Gilbert and Sullivan, to be released this fall by USA Films. The distributor formerly known as October Films will also unveil music video director Spike Jonze's first film "Being John Malkovich," which will also show at Venice. Other domestic highlights include Kevin Smith's religious comedy "Dogma," Kim Pierce's fictionalized version of the Brendan Teena Story, Fox Searchlight's "Boys Don't Cry" (formerly titled "Take It Like A Man") and Robinson Devor's "The Woman Chaser."
Hailing from Australia is Jane Campion's "Holy Smoke," to be released by Miramax in the fall. Among foreign entries in this year's fest are three Belgian films, including Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Rosetta" from brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne ("La Promesse"), Thierry Michel's "Mobutu, King of Zaire" and Beno