Writer-director Andrea Arnold has been named the Filmmaker in Residence for the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival. The inaugural program, spearheaded by Film Society in partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre, aims to "further the goals of filmmakers at an earlier stage in the creative process."
In his contemplative family drama Stray Dogs, which recently won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Tsai Ming-liang makes use of a drenched, urban setting to draw powerful emotional connections between the streets and their occupants.
Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney and director John Wells were on hand Tuesday, capturing headlines and touting their Oscar-tipped feature August: Osage County, while filmmakers and stars also used media attention to call on Egypt to release a local filmmaker.
Acclaimed South Korean director Hong Sang-Soo returns to the New York Film Festival for the seventh time with Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, a thematically complex yet eloquently simple portrait of a young woman in search of herself.
We're welcoming in the fall with two exciting events: our last free Summer Talk with Nicole Holofcener discussing James Gandolfini and Julia Louis Dreyfus-starrer Enough Said and a celebration of 50 years of the New York Film Festival at the Jacob Burns Center.
Mikkel Nørgaard's The Keeper of Lost Causes, which world premiered at the Locarno Film Festival last month, follows in the tradition of Scandinavian crime dramas that have exploded onto the international scene following the popularity of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The Toronto International Film Festival typically has a big Saturday night with many competing events hosted by distribution companies to celebrate their TIFF films, many of which will be headed to the New York Film Festival later this month.