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This year’s NYFF features trailblazing filmmakers from around the globe who are not only reinventing world cinema, but challenging the very assumptions of that label. New York–educated Georgian filmmaker Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning is the first feature film from her country to ever screen in the festival. Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple brings back India—home to one of the biggest film industries in the world—to the NYFF Main Slate after 24 years. Philippe Lacôte’s Night of the Kings is Ivory Coast’s third-ever Oscar submission, while Ouvertures, a work of collective authorship by artists in Haiti, France, and the United Kingdom, defies national or geographic classifications. The directors of these films will join us for a discussion about breaking boundaries and inventing new international canons. Moderated by Devika Girish.