The trailer for the upcoming 49th New York Film Festival gets the job done: It got us excited for the 17 days of programming to come.

Featuring music by Alexandre Desplat ("The Tree of Life") from the event's opening night film, "Carnage," the trailer deftly cuts together clips from some of the high-profile films screening at the festival. Among them: "Melancholia," "The Skin I Live In," "Miss Bala," "The Artist," "Pina," "The Descendants," "A Separation" and "A Dangerous Method."

Fun fact: “Carnage” is the second New York Film Festival opening night film for which Desplat has composed music. He also created the original score for Stephen Frears’ "The Queen," which opened the festival in 2006.

The 49th New York Film Festival runs September 30 to October 16.