The Alan Partridge movie had to simultaneously make loyal fans of the character happy and introduce new viewers to the canon. Amazingly, and to the surprise of even its writer/star Steve Coogan, it succeeded.
Deeply-felt emotion and filmmaking go hand in hand for Claire Denis, who said during a recent talk about her new film Bastards: "Creating gives me the feeling that I am alive. When I feel nothing, I may as well be dead."
Isabelle Huppert delivers an incredible, if sometimes difficult to watch, performance as a fictionalized version of the director, who was conned out of hundreds of thousands of dollars after suffering a stroke.
Featuring a magnificent performance by Paulina García, Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria offers the rare opportunity to see a film that entirely centers on a fifty-something woman who reconnects with herself.
In our NYFF Revivals section, we will screen restored 35mm prints of They Live by Night and The Lusty Men, directed by Hollywood rebel Nicholas Ray.
The ominous, alluring, and often dangerous beauty of nature is on full display in Costa da Morte, a new feature-length film from director Lois Patiño that was an award winner at the Locarno Film Festival and screens Thursday and Friday in Views from the Avant-Garde.
The Square shows the horror, despair, and hope of a revolution that has yet to finish. An Audience Award winner in Sundance and Toronto, the film is a surprisingly intimate account of an ancient society's dramatic and often disturbing demand for freedom and democracy.