As the 69th Cannes Film Festival slowly wraps up for the year, it’s time to look ahead at another festival happening a few months away. The 54th annual New York Film Festival takes place between September 30th and October 16th, and though it’ll be some time before the lineup is released, today the Film Society of Lincoln Center has debuted the festival’s poster. Designed by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the poster functions as an artistic signature for the festival, a symbol of NYFF’s unique stamp on the world. NYFF director Kent Jones explains that Apichatpong Weerasethakul was “more than just a ‘logical’ choice to do our poster — he’s one of the world’s greatest filmmakers and he works in the visual arts,” and that he send them “a beautifully wrought, self-contained little world.” Jones further says that the festival has “had many great posters designed by a long list of great artists, but this is one of the very best.” Check out the poster above.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul has directed numerous acclaimed films, four of which have been selected for the NYFF lineup: “Tropical Malady,” “Syndromes and a Century,” “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” which also won the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and his most recent feature “Cemetery of Splendor.” His artwork has been exhibited in such diverse places as the New Museum in New York, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and more. Other poster artists for the NYFF include Saul Bass, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Martin Scorsese, Manny Farber, and last year’s designer Laurie Anderson.
The poster will be available for purchase at all venues at the festival.