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53rd New York Film Festival Announces Main Slate Offerings; ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘Carol’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’ Top List

53rd New York Film Festival Announces Main Slate Offerings; 'Brooklyn,' 'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' Top List

READ MORE: Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ to Open the 53rd New York Film Festival

The 53rd New York Film Festival has announced its main slate of feature film offerings, including new films from Steven Spielberg, Michael Moore and Guy Maddin. The fall festival will play home to the world premiere of Spielberg’s Tom Hanks-starring “Bridge of Spies,” a big budget blockbuster that will share the screen with new picks from directors as diverse as Miguel Gomes, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Yorgos Lanthimos and Rebecca Miller.

This new slate contains a number of offerings that have previously played at other festivals — such as Todd Haynes’ Cannes hit “Carol,” John Crowley’s “Brooklyn” and Michael Almereyda’s Sundance premiere “Experimenter” — along with titles that will make their debuts earlier in the season at other festivals, including TIFF, Venice and (presumably) Telluride. Michael Moore’s “secret” new film “Where to Invade Next,” which surprised cinephiles when it was announced as part of the TIFF slate, will also screen at NYFF. These titles join the festival’s previously announced opener (“The Walk”), closer (“Miles Ahead”) and centerpiece offerings (“Steve Jobs”).

New York Film
Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones said: “I could talk
about the geographical range of the films in the selection, the mix of artistic
sensibilities from Hou Hsiao-hsien to Steven Spielberg to Chantal Akerman, the
astonishments of Miguel Gomes’s three-part ‘Arabian Nights’ or Kiyoshi
Kurosawa’s heartbreaking ‘Journey to the Shore’ or Michael Almereyda’s
surprising ‘Experimenter,’ the points in common among the various titles,
but the only thing that really matters is how uniformly beautiful and vital
each of these movies are. If I were 17 again and I looked at this lineup from
far away, I’d be figuring out where I was going to stay in New York for two
weeks this autumn.”

NYFF will run from September 25 to October 11 this year. Tickets for the festival will go on sale in September.

Check out the festival’s main slate announcements below.

Opening Night

The Walk,” Director: Robert Zemeckis


Steve Jobs,” Director: Danny Boyle

Closing Night

Miles Ahead,” Director: Don Cheadle

Main Slate

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One” and “Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One” and “Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One,” Director: Miguel Gomes

The Assassin,” Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien

Bridge of Spies,” Director: Steven Spielberg

Brooklyn,” Director: John Crowley

Carol,” Director: Todd

Cemetery of Splendour,” Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Les Cowboys,” Director: Thomas Bidegain

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank,” Director: Laura Israel

Experimenter,” Director: Michael Almereyda

The Forbidden Room,” Directors: Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson

In the Shadow of Women / L’Ombre des femmes,” Director: Philippe Garrel

Journey to the Shore / Kishibe no tabi,” Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

The Lobster,” Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Maggie’s Plan,” Director: Rebecca Miller

The Measure of a Man / La Loi du marché,” Director: Stéphane Brizé

Mia Madre,” Director: Nanni Moretti

Microbe & Gasoline / Microbe et Gasoil,” Director: Michel Gondry

Mountains May Depart,” Director: Jia Zhangke

My Golden Days / Trois Souvenirs de ma
,” Director: Arnaud Desplechin

No Home Movie,” Director: Chantal Akerman

Right Now, Wrong Then,” Director: Hong Sangsoo

The Treasure / Comoara,” Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Where To Invade Next,” Director: Michael Moore

NYFF special events, documentary section, and filmmaker conversations and
panels, as well as NYFF’s Projections and the full Convergence programs, will
be announced in subsequent days and weeks.

READ MORE: Don Cheadle’s Directorial Debut ‘Miles Ahead’ to Close 53rd New York Film Festival

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