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NYFF51 Loads Up with the Best from Cannes: Kore-eda, Jarmusch, Denis, Zhangke, Guiraudie, Coens & Kechiche

Not unlike previous years, NYFF programming team with Kent Jones as the top curator have gone with an auteur friendly, Croisette heavy line-up with some of the best Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin, Claire Denis’ Bastards, Coen Bros.’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color) and worst (Desplechin’s Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian and James Gray’s The Immigrant) from Cannes. With the exception of the showcased titles (examples Her, Captain Phillips and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), NYFF51 (09.27-10.13) is pretty much a carbon copy of the TIFF with the likes of Locarno and Venice preemed films from Tsai Ming-liang, Catherine Breillat, Corneliu Porumboiu and Hayao Miyazaki being top filmmakers to keep an eye out for. Here’s the complete Main Slate line-up:

ABOUT TIME (2013) 123min – Director: Richard Curtis
ABUSE OF WEAKNESS (Abus de Faiblesse) (2013) 105min – Director: Catherine Breillat
ALAN PARTRIDGE (2013) 90min – Director: Declan Lowney
ALL IS LOST (2013) 107min – Director: J.C. Chandor
AMERICAN PROMISE (2013) 135min – Directors: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
AT BERKELEY (2013) 244min – Director: Frederick Wiseman (see pic above)
BASTARDS (Les Salauds) (2013) 100min – Director: Claire Denis
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (La Vie d’Adèle) (2013) 179min – Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
BURNING BUSH (Hořicí Keř) (2013) 234min – Director: Agnieszka Holland
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) 134min – Director: Paul Greengrass
CHILD OF GOD (2013) 104min – Director: James Franco
GLORIA (2013) 110min – Director: Sebastián Lelio
HER (2013) – Director: Spike Jonze
THE IMMIGRANT (2013) 120min – Director: James Gray
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013) 105min – Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (2013) 111min – Director: Ralph Fiennes
JEALOUSY (La Jalousie) (2013) 77min – Director: Philippe Garrel
JIMMY P: PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN (2013) 114min – Director: Arnaud Desplechin
THE LAST OF THE UNJUST (Le Dernier des injustes) (2013) 218min – Director: Claude Lanzmann
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Soshite Chichi ni Naru) (2013) 120min – Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
THE MISSING PICTURE (L’image manquante) (2013) 92min – Director: Rithy Panh
MY NAME IS HMMM… (Je m’appelle Hmmm…) (2013) 121min – Director: agnès b
NEBRASKA (2013) 115min – Director: Alexander Payne
NOBODY’S DAUGHTER HAEWON (Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Haewon) (2013) 90min – Director: Hong Sang-soo
NORTH, THE END OF HISTORY (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan) (2013) 250min – Director: Lav Diaz
OMAR (2013) 96min – Director: Hany Abu-Assad
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013) 123min – Director: Jim Jarmusch
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013) – Director: Ben Stiller
THE SQUARE (2013) – Director: Jehane Noujaim
STRANGER BY THE LAKE (L’Inconnu du lac) (2013) 97min – Director: Alain Guiraudie
STRAY DOGS (Jiao You) (2013) 138min – Director: Tsai Ming-liang
A TOUCH OF SIN (Tian Zhu Ding) (2013) 133min – Director: Jia Zhangke
LE WEEK-END (2013) 93min – Director: Roger Michell
WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM (2013) 89min – Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
THE WIND RISES (Kaze Tachinu) (2013) 126min – Director: Hayao Miyazaki

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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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