Thursday, 13 August 2015


The New York Film Festival has announced which of this summer's most buzzed-about festival hits, and which of this autumn's most anticipated awards contenders, will fill out its 2015 slate. From the 25th of September (my birthday, natch) to the 1st of October, NYFF will feature titles from fest veterans Arnaud Desplechin, Hong Sang Soo and Michael Moore and new directors Thomas Bidegain and Don Cheadle. There'll be galas for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk (opening night), Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs (centrepiece) and Cheadle's Miles Ahead (closing night). Zemeckis' and Cheadle's titles will receive their world premieres, alongside Laura Israel's Don't Blink: Robert Frank and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. The full lineup can be viewed below:

  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (Miguel Gomes)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes)
  • The Assassin (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  • Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)
  • Brooklyn (Nick Hornby)
  • Carol (Todd Haynes)
  • Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Les Cowboys (Thomas Bidegain)
  • Don't Blink: Robert Frank (Laura Israel)
  • Experimenter (Michael Almereyda)
  • The Forbidden Room (Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin)
  • In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel)
  • Journey to the Shore (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  • The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Maggie's Plan (Rebecca Miller)
  • The Measure of a Man (Stephane Brize)
  • Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)
  • Microbe & Gasoline (Michel Gondry)
  • Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle) - closing night gala
  • Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhang Ke)
  • My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  • Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang Soo)
  • Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) - centrepiece gala
  • The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  • The Walk (Robert Zemeckis) - opening night gala
  • Where to Invade Next (Michael Moore)

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