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NYFF Spotlight: The Exterminating Angel

Luis Buñuel's 1962 film opened the very first NYFF and is a fitting first entry in our weekly series "50 Years of the New York Film Festival."

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NYFF Spotlight: Patience (After Sebald)

Grant Gee's immersive cinematic essay is a rich artistic response to W. G. Sebald’s seminal literary work The Rings of Saturn.

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NYFF Spotlight: Invasión

This forgotten Latin American classic is both thrilling and stylish, and it marks the first work conceived for cinema by the great Argentine writers Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares.

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NYFF Spotlight: Melancholia

With breathtaking cinematography and gorgeous compositions, Melancholia is Lars von Trier in full control of his medium, with spectacular results.

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NYFF Spotlight: Corpo celeste

Alice Rohrwacher's deceptively quiet and often darkly funny film makes for an impressive narrative debut.

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NYFF Spotlight: “The 99 – Unbound”

This animated feature based on the first comic books with origins in Islamic lore and culture is a great NYFF offering for the whole family.

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NYFF Spotlight: Carnage

A filmmaker whose first feature opened the very first New York Film Festival in 1963, returns to the festival this year with his latest feature, "Carnage," a movie that has already generated strong buzz at screenings in Venice.

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NYFF Spotlight: Dreileben

Interlocking films by three of the most exciting directors of the "Berlin School" of cinema add up to a thrilling and watchable experiment in visual storytelling.

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NYFF Spotlight: Tahrir

Director Stefano Savona demystifies the protests in Egypt by travelling to the front lines in Tahrir Square, Cairo. This verité documentary is given a contemporary edge with the presence of mobile phones and social media - an unprecedented moment heavy with historical significance.

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NYFF Spotlight: A Separation

Word-of-mouth for A Separation has been astoundingly positive ever since it swept the awards at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Director Asghar Farhadi has been praised for a complex and multi-nuanced approach, featuring strong performances by the male and female cast alike.

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