The 51st New York Film Festival is full of familiar faces. More than 20 filmmakers in this year’s Official Selection are returning to NYFF and some have had as many as six films in the festival before. Photographer David Godlis, who has been shooting NYFF for decades, went through some of his archive to find photos of these year’s filmmakers on their previous trips to Lincoln Center… and we have a feeling you’ll get a kick out of what he found!

Catherine Breillat at NYFF in 1988 with Virgin (36 fillette). Photo by Godlis

Catherine Breillat at a press conference in 1988. Photo by Godlis

Jim Jarmusch smoking at a NYFF press conference for Mystery Train in 1989, with Joe Strummer. Photo by Godlis

Jean-Luc Godard at NYFF in 1990 with Nouvelle Vague. Photo by Godlis

More Godard at NYFF 1990. Photo(s) by Godlis

Joel and Ethan Coen at NYFF in 1990 with Miller’s Crossing. Photo by Godlis

The Coen brothers at NYFF 1990. Photo by Godlis

…and one more because we love the hair. Photo by Godlis

Jim Jarmusch and Winona Ryder at NYFF in 1991 with Night on Earth. Photo by Godlis

Agnieszka Holland at NYFF in 1992 with Olivier, Olivier. Photo by Godlis

Claire Denis at NYFF in 1999 with Beau Travail. Photo by Godlis