The 50th Annual New York Film Festival
New York’s iconic skyline has served as the backdrop for countless movies, but this weekend, when the New York Film Festival begins, the city will take a firm backseat while films from other corners of the globe take the spotlight.
Running from September 28 to October 14, the 50th annual NYFF will showcase the best works from the past year, with a roster featuring critically acclaimed features from Michael Haneke’s 2012 Palme d’Or winner Amour, to Israeli director Rama Burshtein’s first dramatic feature Fill The Void, and yes, current global swoon-inducer Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.
Expectations are high for Ginger and Rosa, UK director Sally Potter’s coming-of-age story starring Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks, as well as for Life of Pi, an adaptation of the global bestseller directed by the USA’s Ang Lee and making its world premiere at the festival’s opening night.
However, our absolute must-see at this year’s event is definitely You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, the latest from the indomitable Alain Renais – sitting pretty at 90 years of age, and who had a feature film (Muriel, or The Time of Return) in the first ever NYFF, back in 1962! To your good health, monsieur! Action!