September 29 – October 14
Restorations, revivals and rediscoveries from cinema’s past, as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen. This year's Masterworks section includes two special series: Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time and Men of Cinema: Pierre Riessent and the Cinema Mac Mahon.
A rediscovered masterpiece of world cinema, focused on the everyday life of a farmer (the filmmaker’s cousin) and his wife in the remote French countryside.
Bahram Beyza’i in person!
The remarkable debut feature by director Bahram Beyza’i tells the story of a schoolteacher who falls in love with the sister of one of his students in a poor village.
Better late than never, perpetual NYFF bridesmaid Federico Fellini makes his very first festival appearance with this new restoration of his Oscar-nominated 1969 classic.
30th Anniversary Screening! Amos Gitai in person!
Amos Gitai’s landmark documentary about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank helped to end, in Gitai’s words, the “myth of the good occupation.”
Michael Cimino and Kris Kristofferson in person!
Michael Cimino’s much-discussed but rarely screened western epic returns in a glorious new restoration of the director’s final cut, personally supervised by Cimino himself.
Bob Rafelson in person!
Jack Nicholson and Bruce Dern star as estranged brothers trying to get rich quick in bottomed-out Atlantic City in director Bob Rafelson’s great and largely unheralded follow-up to his Five Easy Pieces.
The screen's greatest epic returns in a magnificent 4K restoration. A Sony Pictures Repertory release.
Director Frank Oz, actress Ellen Greene, composer Alan Menken and film restorer Kurt Galvao in person!
Director Frank Oz’s ebullient adaptation of the smash Off-Broadway musical has finally been restored to its original director’s cut, including 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage. A Warner Home Video release.
Francesco Rosi’s Palme d’Or-winning bio-pic stars the great Gian Maria Volonté as Enrico Mattei, the Italian businessman who sought to develop the country’s energy efficiency before dying under mysterious circumstances in 1962.
Based on the terrifically successful 1940 novel by Richard Wright (the subject of Baldwin’s first major essay, “Everybody’s Protest Novel”) and shot in Argentina, this striking work tells the story of the accidental death of a white Chicago heiress at the hands of a young black man from the South Side.
Director Michael Roemer and cinematographer Robert M. Young in person!
Director Michael Roemer and cinematographer Robert M. Young brought the influence of cinema vérité to this landmark drama about a newlywed black couple facing the social challenges of 1960s America.
Six classic Czech folktales come to life in the brilliant puppet animation of Jiří Trnka, who would have turned 100 this year.
Live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra!
The marvelous Alloy Orchestra returns to NYFF to accompany this rarely screened masterpiece of Soviet silent cinema, based on Gogol’s tragicomic story. Screening with Filmstudie (Hans Richter, 1926).
The Master of Suspense’s strange tale of a thief (Tippi Hedren) with an unnatural fear of thunderstorms and men will be presented and analyzed by leading Hitchcock scholar William Rothman, author of Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze.
Screening introduced by Martin Scorsese!
Immaculately restored to its full Technicolor glory, the finest entry of Laurence Olivier’s Shakespeare adaptations features the actor-director as the eponymous hunchback duke who will stop at nothing to win the British throne.
This newly restored version of director Peter Whitehead’s behind-the-scenes diary of The Rolling Stones on tour in Ireland in 1965 is an invaluable document of the band becoming the legend.
Manoel de Oliveira’s epic rendering of playwright Paul Claudel’s verse masterwork, initially screened at the 1985 NYFF in a drastically cut two-hour version, presented here in its full seven-hour cut.
Family Film: $10 tickets... for everyone! Please note: This screening will take place in the Walter Reade Theater.
Disney’s timeless tale of a princess banished from the palace and then saved by seven unforgettable dwarves—the first animated feature made in America. A Walt Disney Pictures release. Screening with Paperman.