The entire film world will be anticipating the buzz around “The Irishman” when it kicks off the New York Film Festival this week, but as NYFF launches the second half of the fall festival season, there is a lot more to its lineup than opening night. Each year, the New York gathering loads up on the some of the buzziest titles of an awards season in the making, but its tightly curated lineup ranges from hidden gems to new documentaries. Some of the most exciting films from earlier festivals — such as “Marriage Story,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” and “Parasite” — will receive a new wave of attention, but no must-see list of NYFF titles is complete without a few discoveries.
You can’t go wrong with these 10 highlights from this year’s lineup. The 2019 New York Film Festival runs September 27 – October 13, and you check out the main slate right here.