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New York International Film Festival

September 25 – October 11, 2015

New York, USA

What’s It All About?

In its 53rd edition, the New York International Film Festival, organised by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, has become an important stop for films that are looking forward to win some prestigious titles in the upcoming award season and also earn a spot in the compactly curated main slate. The NYIFF will feature 26 films in this year’s main slate, which will also include the world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks.

For the first time, the festival will feature award-winning films from Cannes that will be presented to the audience. The list includes Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure Of A Man, Jury Prize winner The Lobster, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey To The Shore and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Treasure.

Watch Out For

Opening Film

The Walk

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Christopher Browne, The Walk is an American biopic about a French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre on August 7, 1974. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine and Charlotte Le Bon. It is scheduled to release on September 30 by Tristar Pictures.

Centerpiece

Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle’s directorial, Steve Jobs, will feature the dramatised account of events surrounding the Apple co-founder’s launch of various iconic products beginning with the iMac in 1998. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan and Jeff Daniels, the film goes behind the scenes of the digital revolution and paints an intimate portrait of Jobs and his work. The film is scheduled to release on October 9.

Main Slate

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One

The Assassin

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Carol

Cemetery of Splendour

Les Cowboys

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank

Experimenter

The Forbidden Room

In The Shadow of Women / L’Ombre des femmes

Journey To The Shore / Kishibe no tabi

The Lobster

Maggie’s Plan

The Measure Of A Man / La Loi du marché

Mia Madre

Microbe & Gasoline / Microbe et Gasoil

Mountains May Depart

My Golden Days / Trois Souvenirs de ma jeunesse

No Home Movie

Right Now, Wrong Then

The Treasure / Comoara

Where To Invade Next

Closing Night Film

Miles Ahead

An upcoming biographical film, Miles Ahead is directed by Don Cheadle, which the director co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Stephen J Rivele and Chistopher Wilkinson. The story is based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis and stars Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor.

 

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