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Youth and the Beast

Back-to-back viewings of two NYFF films—Leos Carax's Holy Motors and Olivier Assayas' Something in the Air—make a young cinephile question the healthiness of his film fanaticism. By indulging his obsession with the depiction of life on-screen, is he letting his own youth pass him by?

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“Heaven’s Gate” and Film Maudit Culture

Once cited as the film that killed the Hollywood New Wave, a restored director's cut of Michael Cimino's unfairly-maligned masterpiece received a rapturous reception at the 50th New York Film Festival. But in the days of widespread availability and #teammargaret, is the film maudit a thing of the past?

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Love, Loss and Time Travel

Noémie Lvovsky's Camille Rewinds, an updated and re-imagined French take on Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married (NYFF '86), finds new depth in the comedic tale of a woman reliving her high school experience.

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The Legacy of Raúl Ruiz

NYFF commemorates the passing of a cinema great with three offerings: his final film Night Across the Street, the film that was to be his next project Lines of Wellington (completed by his wife and editor Valeria Sarmiento), and his avant-garde work The Blind Owl.

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“Little Shop” Director’s Cut Lets You Suddenly See More

An impressive restoration of the original ending to Frank Oz's beloved classic Little Shop of Horrors casts the story in an apocalyptic new light. Read more and watch video of the Q&A and live performances from its premiere at NYFF!

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The Extravagant Shadows

David Gatten's real-time experiment in (literally) watching paint dry is a beautiful discourse on language and time, and just one of many vibrant and essential offerings in this year's Views from the Avant-Garde.

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Riding the Waves of Change

Five years after his highly political Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (NYFF '07), Cristian Mungiu returns with a film that once again epitomizes the current focus of the Romanian New Wave, the morally ambiguous Beyond the Hills.

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The American Dream Gone South

The characters in Antonio Méndez Esparza's Here and There face dashed hopes and questions of belonging, but their particular struggles demonstrate that, as times have changed, the American Dream has changed with them.

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When a Lens is a Mirror

The documentaries in NYFF sections Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time and Cinema Reflected turn the camera back on itself, offering glimpses of John Cassavetes, Ingmar Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, and providing a deeper understanding of the work of these and other beloved filmmakers.

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Love, War and Cinema

Two documentaries about director-muse relationships—Roberto Rossellini/Ingrid Bergman in The War of the Volcanoes and Ingmar Bergman/Liv Ullmann in Liv and Ingmar—reveal the close connection between their off-screen lives and the works they teamed to create.

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