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War and Peace

This winter, the Film Society is pleased to present a new digital restoration of Sergey Bondarchuk's seven-hour-plus masterpiece and winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Directed by Sergey Bondarchuk

New Release

Cold War

Nominated for Three Academy Awards!

Academy Award–winner Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his box-office sensation Ida with this bittersweet, exquisitely crafted tale of a tempestuous love between a pianist and a singer as they navigate the realities of living in both Poland and Paris, in and outside of the Iron Curtain.

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

New Release

Shoplifters

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner is a heartrending, profoundly human portrait of a most unusual “family”: a collection of societal cast-offs united by petty crime and a fierce love for one another. An NYFF56 selection. A Magnolia Pictures release.

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Festival February 28 - March 10, 2019

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns in February with another edition that exemplifies the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking.
New Release Opens March 08, 2019

An Elephant Sitting Still

The late Hu Bo’s epic feature debut—a modern reworking of the tale of Jason and the Argonauts—is a masterpiece that will be remembered as a landmark in Chinese cinema.

Directed by Hu Bo

New Release Opens March 15, 2019

Ash Is Purest White

Jia Zhangke’s extraordinary gangster melodrama begins by following Qiao (a never better Zhao Tao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 Datong before expanding out into an epic, three-part narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives.

Directed by Jia Zhangke

Series October 15 - May 11, 2019

The Met Live in HD 2018 through 2019

The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2018 – 2019 season.