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The opening-night film, previously announced by the festival, is Ang Lee’s adaption of the Yann Martel novel Life of Pi, while the closing night film will be Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight.
The Centerpiece Gala Selection will be Not Fade Away by David Chase.
Other highlights on the festival’s main slate include Brian De Palma’s Passion, Leos Carax’s Holy Motors and Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced on Thursday.
Many of the new additions have already screened at festivals, especially Cannes. Titles include Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love, Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills and Alain Resnais’ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.
Selection committee chair Richard Pena said: “The films making up the main slate of this year’s NYFF, have in common a general quality of fearlessness that unites otherwise very disparate works.
“These are films that go all the way, works willing to take the risk or chance that by doing so they may be bringing audiences to places they might rather not go.”
Additional progamming will be announced in the coming weeks. The New York Film Festival’s 50th edition will open on September 28 and run through October 14.