Thursday, 11 August 2016


The New York Film Festival has announced its full selection for its main slate of films for its 2016 edition. Under-the-radar filmmakers showing at the fest for the first time include Barry Jenkins with Moonlight and Dash Shaw with My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, already confirmed for a TIFF Vanguard screening as well. They join NYFF vets and renowned auteurs such as Pedro Almodovar with Julieta and Paul Verhoeven with Elle - two of 11 titles from the Cannes Film Festival's top competition lineup this year. Keep an eye out for the announcement of NYFF's sidebar selections - Convergence, NYFF Special Events, Projections, Retrospective, and Spotlight on Documentary - in the near future. NYFF 2016 runs from the 30th of September to the 16th of October. The full main slate lineup is below.

Main Slate
13th (Ava DuVernay) - opening night film
20th Century Women (Mike Mills) - centrepiece film
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho)
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
Graduation (Cristian Mungiu)
Hermia and Helena (Matias Pineiro)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)
Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
The Lost City of Z (James Gray) - closing night film
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw)
Neruda (Pablo Larrain)
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)
The Rehearsal (Alison MacLean)
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
Son of Joseph (Eugene Green)
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Love)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang Soo)