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2023 NYFF: Trân Anh Hùng, Garth Davis, Hayao Miyazaki, Harmony Korine & Steve McQueen in Spotlight Section

2023 NYFF: Trân Anh Hùng, Garth Davis, Hayao Miyazaki, Harmony Korine & Steve McQueen in Spotlight Section

Last year’s Spotlight Section managed to nab pair of highly sought-after titles in Bones and All and Women Talking and a pair of world premieres in She Said and Till. For 2023, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro is being joined by some of the first episodes to Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie’s “The Curse” and the world premiere of Garth DavisFoe – a highly anticipated which Amazon Studios feature with Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal. They’ll be joined by Trân Anh Hùng‘s savoury The Pot-au-Feu (heading to Telluride) and the U.S premiere of The Boy and the Heron by Hayao Miyazaki (just selected as the opening film for the San Sebastian Festival). Here are the Spotlight selections:

AGGRO DR1FT – Harmony Korine w/
Four Unloved Women, Adrift on a Purposeless Sea, Experience the Ecstasy of Dissection
David Cronenberg, Canada/Italy, 4m

Bleat – Yorgos Lanthimos, 2022, Greece, 35mm, 30m
The Boy and the Heron – Hayao Miyazaki
The Curse – Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie World Premiere (first three episodes)

Garth Davis Foe

Foe – Garth Davis (World Premiere)
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project – Joe Brewster / Michèle Stephenson
Hit Man – Richard Linklater
Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros – Frederick Wiseman
Occupied City – Steve McQueen
The Pigeon Tunnel – Errol Morris
Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus – Neo Sora
Strange Way of Life – Pedro Almodóvar
The Sweet East – Sean Price Williams
The Pot-au-Feu – Trân Anh Hùng

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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