This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast we’re presenting conversations on Notturno and Identifying Features, two equally impressive films, both of which are New York Times Critic’s Picks and are now playing in our Virtual Cinema.

The first discussion features Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi in conversation with New York Film Festival’s Director of Programming Dennis Lim on Rosi’s latest immersive work of nonfiction. Shot over the course of three years along the borders of Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, and Lebanon, Notturno is a nighttime ramble through a region rocked and shattered by catastrophe and violence.

The second conversation centers on Identifying Features and includes director Fernanda Valadez and co-writer and producer Astrid Rondero in a dialogue with FLC’s Assistant Programmer Dan Sullivan at the 49th New Directors/New Films. The film is a suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror surrounding a mother’s search for the truth about her son.

Watch/listen to the discussion below and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunesSpotify, or Stitcher for more filmmaker conversations.