NYFF51 Spotlight: Claire Denis Delves into Darkness with “Bastards” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Claire Denis Delves into Darkness with “Bastards”

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."

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Catherine Breillat Self-Examines in “Abuse of Weakness” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Catherine Breillat Self-Examines in “Abuse of Weakness”

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Lelio and García Make “Gloria” Irresistible image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Lelio and García Make “Gloria” Irresistible

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: The Rebel Cinema of Nicholas Ray image

NYFF51 Spotlight: The Rebel Cinema of Nicholas Ray

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: At the End of the World with “Costa da Morte” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: At the End of the World with “Costa da Morte”

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Views From The Avant-Garde image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Views From The Avant-Garde

Now in its 17th year, Views From the Avant-Garde—NYFF's ode to the best experimental filmmaking of today and yesteryear—opens Thursday with a whopping 34 programs.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Giving “Norte” Its Due image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Giving “Norte” Its Due

Don't be put off by the four-hour runtime of Norte: The End of History, Lav Diaz's Dostoevskian tale of a wrongfully accused man in the Philippines. As Kent Jones notes, "there’s not a wasted moment in the whole movie."

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NYFF51 Spotlight: “The Square,” The Revolution Will Be Documented image

NYFF51 Spotlight: “The Square,” The Revolution Will Be Documented

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.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Del Toro and Almaric Shine in “Jimmy P” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Del Toro and Almaric Shine in “Jimmy P”

Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian showcases the powerhouse talent of Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Almaric in a pairing as unlikely as the relationship they portray on screen.

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NYFF51 Spotlight: Miyazaki Finds Peace with “The Wind Rises” image

NYFF51 Spotlight: Miyazaki Finds Peace with “The Wind Rises”

Hayao Miyazaki's latest, and purportedly last, film is a beautifully animated, heart-wrenching story about a lovestruck aviator, which has already found great success in Japan despite stirring controversy for its pacifist vision.

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