Wednesday, August 13, 2008

46th New York Film Festival

Called the most famous and prestigious film festival in the USA this non-competitive festival produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center is scheduled to run September 26 to October 12 and the lineup this year really looks like if Cannes came to America, as most of the movies that will be screened were at Cannes. Those movies that were not in Cannes, most likely are in other prestigious world festivals like Venice.

There are about 28 films in the festival and here are some of the movies that they will screen. I elaborated the list from different sources, but as soon as they have the complete lineup at their site I will confirm the information.

Opening Night: Changeling, Clint Eastwood, USA, 2008
Closing Night: Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky, USA, 2008

Entre Les Murs (The Class), Laurent Cantet, France,
Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale), Arnaud Desplechin, France
Parle-moi de la Pluie (Let it Rain), Agnès Jaoui, France
L’Heure d’Été (Summer Hours), Olivier Assayas, France (with Juliette Binoche)
Waltz With Bashir, Ari Folman, France, Israel and Germany
Afterschool, Antonio Campos, USA
Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt, USA
The Windmill Movie, Alexander Olch, USA
Er Shi Si Cheng Ji (24 City), Jia Zhangke, China
Ashes of Time Redux, Wong Kar Wai, China
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh, UK
Che, Steven Soderbergh, USA, Spain and France
Gomorra (Gomorrah), Matteo Garrone, Italy
Hunger, Steve McQueen, UK
Tulpan, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Russia and Poland
Tokyo Sonata, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan
*Chouga (aka Shuga), Darezhan Omirbaev, France, Kazakhstan
Cztery noce z Anna (Four Nights with Anna), Jerzy Skolimowski, France and Poland
La Mujer Sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman), Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, France, Italy and Spain
Voy a Explotar (I’m Going To Explode), Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico
Serbis, Brillante Mendoza, Phillipines
Bam gua nat (Night and Day), Hong Sang-soo, Korea
A Corte do Norte (The Northern Land), João Botelho, Portugal
Tony Manero, Pablo Larrain, Chile and Brazil

*Have to confirm film information,

To read the complete press release go here. Lucky you New Yorkers that are going to be able to see many great films!

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