The 55th New York Film Festival’s Main Slate has been announced! It includes a selection of 25 of the best films from around the globe. NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones says, “Every year, I’m asked about the themes in our Main Slate line-up, and every year I say the same thing: we choose the best films we see, and the common themes and preoccupations arise only after the fact. As I look at this slate of beautiful work, I could just make a series of simple observations: that these films come from all over the globe; that there is a nice balance of filmmakers known and unknown to many here in New York; that the overall balance between frankness and artistry holds me in awe; that there are two gala selections with the word ‘wonder’ in their titles; and that eight of the 25 films were directed by women.”
This years festival runs from September 28 through October 15th and highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10. Become a member by August 16 to get discounts and early ticket access at NYFF. VIP passes and packages are on sale now and offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival’s biggest events. Learn more here.
The films selected are: Last Flag Flying, Dir Richard Linklater; Wonderstruck, Dir. Todd Haynes; Wonder Wheel, Dir. Woody Allen; Before We Vanish, Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa; BPM (Beats Per Minute)/120 battements par minute, Dir. Robin Campillo; Bright Sunshine In/Un beau soleil intérieur, Dir. Claire Denis; Call Me by Your Name, Dir. Luca Guadagnino; The Day After, Dir. Hong Sang-soo; Faces Places/Visages villages, Dir. Agnès Varda & JR; Félicité, Dir. Alain Gomis; The Florida Project, Dir. Sean Baker; Ismael’s Ghosts/Les fantômes d’Ismaël, Dir. Arnaud Desplechin; Lady Bird, Dir. Greta Gerwig; Lover for a Day/L’Amant d’un jour, Dir. Philippe Garrel; The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Dir. Noah Baumbach; Mrs. Hyde/Madame Hyde, Dir. Serge Bozon; Mudbound, Dir. Dee Rees; On the Beach at Night Alone, Dir. Hong Sang-soo; The Other Side of Hope/Toivon tuolla puolen, Dir. Aki Kaurismäki; The Rider, Dir. Chloé Zhao; Spoor/Pokot, Dir. Agnieszka Holland, in cooperation with Kasia Adamik; The Square, Dir. Ruben Östlund; Thelma, Dir. Joachim Trier; Western, Dir. Valeska Grisebach; Zama, Dir. Lucrecia Martel.
We hope to see you there!