Bookended by two American films—The Big Chill and Streamers—the lineup of the 21st New York Film Festival may appear narrow at first blush. But in actuality, the 1983 Main Slate was a truly eclectic mix ranging from lesser-known titles such as Finye from Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé to the latest works from auteurs such as Andrei Tarkovsky, as well as special retrospective screenings from master filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and Max Ophüls. Take a look at this selection of film stills to see just how diverse NYFF '83 really was:
Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill. Photo: COLUMBIA / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Ann Hui's Boat People. Photo: BLUEBIRD PHOTOPLAYS INC / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Andrzej Wajda's Danton. Photo: FILMS DU LOSANGE/GROUPE X/GAUMONT / KOBAL COLLECTION / PIERRE, GEORGES.
Diane Kurys' Entre Nous. Photo: PARTNER'S PRODS/ALEXANDRE/HACHETTE/A2 / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Souleymane Cissé's Finye. Photo: FILMS CISSE / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Chantal Akerman's The Golden Eighties. Photo: LA CECILIA/PARADISE/LIMBO / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Alain Resnais' Life is a Bed of Roses. Photo: DUSSART/SOPROFILMS / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg's The New Babylon (Special Screening). Photo: SOVKINO / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia. Photo: OPERA/RAI-2/SOVIN / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Jean-Luc Godard's Passion. Photo: SARA/SONIMAGE/A2 / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (Special Screening). Photo: PARAMOUNT / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Max Ophüls' La Signora di Tutti (Special Screening). Photo: THE KOBAL COLLECTION.
Mira Nair's So Far from India. Photo: MIRABAI FILMS / THE KOBAL COLLECTION / EPSTEIN, MITCH.
Robert Altman's Streamers. Photo: UNITED ARTISTS / THE KOBAL COLLECTION