On today’s episode of our daily NYFF59 podcasts, NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim speaks with director Jane Campion, cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, and cinematographer Ari Wegner about The Power of the Dog, the Main Slate Centerpiece selection of the 59th New York Film Festival.

The Power of the Dog plays at the 59th New York Film Festival Saturday, October 9 at 12:00pm. Standby only tickets may be available.

With The Power of the Dog, her first film in nearly twelve years, Jane Campion reaffirms her status as one of the world’s greatest—and most gratifyingly eccentric—filmmakers. A mesmerizing, psychologically rich variation on the American western, it tells the story a melancholy young widow (played by Kirsten Dunst) who marries a rancher in 1920s Montana, where she and her young son are tormented by her new husband’s sullen and bullying brother (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).

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