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NYFF 2013

This year’s poster is designed by Tacita Dean

“Last year’s New York Film Festival may have celebrated its golden anniversary,” writes Aaron Hillis in the Voice, “but the 51st edition—launching half a century plus a couple weeks after Lincoln Center’s inaugural fest—has distinctively, determinedly expanded in breadth, offering the closest NYFF has come to a something-for-every-cineast saturnalia.” Adds Slant at the top of its NYFF special section: “The inaugural event of the Kent Jones era not only contains more films than any previous iteration of the fest, but in terms of scope, ambition, and length it’s similarly unparalleled.” And writing for Gay City News, Steve Erickson argues that, besides the expansion of the main slate, “the real story is the profusion of sidebars, documentaries, interactive screenings, avant-garde offerings, and restored classic films.”

The New York TimesManohla Dargis suggests that the “vast Jean-Luc Godard retrospective… (Oct. 9 through 30) can be seen as part of an inaugural statement of intent from Kent Jones in his first year as the festival’s director of programming. Although the retrospective might draw more patrons at another date, its scope—51 features and 30 shorts, with possible additions to come—speaks to Mr. Jones’s ambitions for the festival, as does the genre, narrative and tonal diversity of all the selections. This year includes what may be an unprecedented number of comedies for what has, on occasion, sometimes felt like a punishingly sober event, one guided more by the desire to épater la bourgeoisie than to celebrate cinema.”

The NYT‘s Mekado Murphy talks with Kent Jones, “who has succeeded Richard Peña as the festival’s director of programming and selection committee chair,” about “his adjustment to the new post, his approach to the selection and programming process and some of what this year’s festival has to offer.” And Leonard Lopate‘s breezy interview with Jones (18’12”) touches on the lineup as well, but also dips in and out of the history of the NYFF.

The index below, to be furiously updated over the next couple of weeks, will take you to our entries on films lined up for NYFF 2013. Titles will eventually turn to links to fresher, second entries.


Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar. Cannes.

agnès b.’s My Name Is Hmmm…

Catherine Breillat’s Abuse of Weakness. Toronto.

Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s American Promise.

J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost. Cannes.

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis. Cannes.

Richard Curtis’s About Time.

Claire Denis’s Bastards. Cannes.

Arnaud Desplechin’s Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. Cannes.

Lav Diaz’s Norte, the End of History. Cannes. Michael Sicinski.

Ralph Fiennes’s The Invisible Woman. Toronto.

James Franco’s Child of God. Venice and Toronto.

Philippe Garrel’s Jealousy.

James Gray’s The Immigrant. Cannes.

Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips.

Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake. Cannes.

Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush. Toronto.

Hong Sang-soo’s Nobody’s Daughter Haewon. Berlin.

Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. Cannes.

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin. Cannes.

Spike Jonze’s Her.

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color. Cannes.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son. Cannes.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Real. Locarno and Toronto.

Claude Lanzmann’s The Last of the Unjust. Cannes.

Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria.

Declan Lowney’s Alan Partridge.

Roger Michell’s Le Week-End.

Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. Japan and Toronto.

Jehane Noujaim’s The Square.

Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture. Cannes.

Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. Cannes.

Corneliu Porumboiu’s When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism. Locarno and Toronto.

Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs. Venice and Toronto.

Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley. Venice and Toronto. Michael Sicinski.


Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave. Telluride and Toronto.


Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever. Jonathan Marlow.

Teller’s Tim’s Vermeer. Telluride and Toronto.


Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me. Locarno.

Marc Silver’s Who Is Dayani Cristal? Sundance.

Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’s Manakamana. Locarno and Toronto.


Fernando Eimbcke’s Club Sandwich.

Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition. Locarno.


Jean-Luc Godard – The Spirit of the Forms.

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