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    Nyff 2011

    INDEX OF LINKS TO REVIEWS

    4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara 2011)
    Artist, The (Michel Hazanavicius 2011)
    Carnage (Roman Polanski 2011)
    Corpo Celeste (Alice Rohrwacher 2011)
    Dangerous Method, A (David Cronenberg 2011)
    Descendants, The (Alexander Payne 2011)
    Dreileben (Christian Petzold, Dominik Graf, Christoph Hochhäusler 2011) [NYFF Special Events]
    Footnote (Joseph Cedar 2011)
    George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Martin Scorsese 2011)
    Goodbye, First Love (Mia Hansen-Løve 2011)
    Kid with the Bike, The (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 2011)
    Le Havre (Aki Kaurasmäki 2011)
    Loneliest Planet, The (Julie Loktov 2011)
    Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin 2011)
    Melancholia (Lars von Trier 2011)
    Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo 2011)
    My Week with Marilyn (Simon Curtis 2011)
    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan 2011)
    Pina (Wim Wenders 2011)
    Play (Ruben Östlund 2011)
    Policeman (Nadav Lapid 2011)
    Separation, A (Asghar Farhadi 2011)
    Shame (Steve McQueen 2011)
    Skin I Live In, The (Pedro Almodóvar 2011)
    Sleeping Sickness, The (Ullrich Köhler 2011)
    Student, The (Santiago Mitre 2011)
    This Is Not a Film (Jaafar Panahi 2011)
    Turin Horse, The (Bela Tárr 2011)
    We Can't Go Home Again (Nicholas Ray 1972/2011)


    Today press releases for the Nyff 2011 began with the following. This will begin the comments and links thread for Filmleaf's 2011 New York Film Festival coverage. The reviews thread begins here.

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    PRESS RELEASE

    THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces
    the North American Premiere of Roman Polanski’s CARNAGE
    as Opening Night Gala selection
    for the 2011 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL


    New York, NY, July 29, 2011 - The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Roman Polanski’s CARNAGE will make its North American Premiere as the Opening Night film for the upcoming 49th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16).

    "From KNIFE IN THE WATER (which screened at the first edition of NYFF in 1963) to REPULSION to THE TENANT, Roman Polanski has shown himself to be an absolute master at making the most restricted spaces come to dramatic life. In CARNAGE, aided by four remarkable performances, he has reached a new pinnacle in his already extraordinary career," says Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

    Based on Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage”, the 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, CARNAGE follows the events of an evening when two Brooklyn couples are brought together after their children are involved in a playground fight. Produced by Said Ben Said, the Sony Pictures Classics release stars Academy Award winners Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz and Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly.

    Commenting on the Opening Night Selection, Rose Kuo, Executive Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, said, "We are delighted to kick off the festival with a quintessential New York story featuring superb performances from a quartet of the finest actors working today. The film will certainly provoke the kind of discussions about contemporary issues that guarantee a memorable night."

    The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Freelance Critic; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Dennis Lim, Editor, Moving Image Source & Freelance Critic; and Todd McCarthy, Chief Film Critic, The Hollywood Reporter.

    General Public tickets will be available September 12th. There will be an advance ticketing opportunity for Film Society of Lincoln Center Patrons and Members prior to that date. For more information visit www.Filmlinc.com/NYFF or call 212 875 5601.
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    Another press release from the FSLC.



    [In part]

    THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces
    the addition of Two Special Gala Presentations
    for the 2011 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
    with David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD
    and Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN


    New York, NY, August 15, 2011 - The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the first-time addition of two Galas to join the Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night Galas for the upcoming 49th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) with David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD set to screen on Wednesday, October 5 and Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN on Wednesday, October 12.

    "We’re delighted to be welcoming David Cronenberg to the festival for the first time and to be welcoming back one of the NYFF’s closest friends, Pedro Almodovar,” says Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center. “It’s a special pleasure to introduce our audiences to exciting new work by two of contemporary cinema’s most challenging artists.”

    For more information go to the FSLC website here

    Almodovar and Croonenberg will be available to the press in connection with these films and events.
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    Another NYFF thread!
    woo-hoo!

    Bring the CARNAGE!!!!!
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    Yes! I'm ready and curious to find out what the other selections will be.

    So far we now know:

    MAIN SELECTIONS

    David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD
    Roman Polanski's CARNAGE
    Pedro Almodovar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN
    Simon Curtis' MY WEEK WITH MARILYN


    MASTERWORKS SERIES (including in part)

    Japanes classics from Nikkatsu Corporation
    William Wyler's BEN HUR
    Nicolas Ray's WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN


    Nicolas Ray in YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN

    I'll be seeing Lars Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA in a preview on the West Coast so it doesn't have to be included, but it may be

    The full lineup will be announced next week.

    For currently available information about the NYFF see the Filmlinc page for it here.

    The P&I screenings will probably begin around the week of Sept. 12th.
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    I am interested in any specifics about the Ray film, in which he plays himself. His students edited a version to show at Cannes '73 but Ray didn't like it. He re-edited the footage himself in '76 but it is unclear whether he completed the process to his satisfaction.

    Criterion released a box of Nikkatsu films as part of its Eclipse series. It's called Nikkatsu Noir. I wonder if NYFF will show titles other than the ones in this boxset.

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    WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN: The film has been restored by EYE Film Institute Netherlands and reedited in collaboration with Ray's widow by someone I know who was a student and longtime friend of Ray and appears in the film. Ray himself never finished the reediting. The new version will premiere at Venice, and this will be its American premiere. More about this will be found on the Ray website here.

    I don't know what other Nikkatsu titles will be shown. The complete Nyff program is to be released net week and you will probably find out then.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 08-17-2011 at 03:29 PM.

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    Given my interests, the screening of what amounts to a 3rd version of We Can't Go Home Again is the most exciting event of the NYFF.
    Thank you very much for the info and for the link.
    It's going to be great fun to read your reports and reviews.

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    I hope you'll continue participating actively in this thread too. I'll bear in mind your interest and keep you updated on the Nicolas Ray film, which I hope will be easy to see. I'm not sure whether or not it will be included in the P&I screenings but it might be. My friend who did the reediting will also be in town for this and of course so will Mrs. Ray so I may see him and get to meet her. But I won't be at the public screenings, which take place somewhat later so we'll have to see.

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    THE FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

    Wed., Aug. 17, 2011. The main slate has been announced today (earlier than I thought). You can find it with links to a festival still and blurb for each title on the Filmlinc web page here. There are 27 titles in all. Nothing new from the Far East. Germany and France are heavily represented with some participation in 11 of the titles, and there are two titles from Iran and two from Israel. I'll have seen The Kid with the Bike and Melancholia but all the rest will be new to me.

    The Filmleaf Festival Coverage section reviews thread for NYFF 2011 begins here. My reviews will start appearing here in mid-September.


    Still from Melancholia

    49th NYFF: Main Slate
    4:44: Last Day On Earth, directed by Abel Ferrara (USA)
    A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
    Corpo Celeste, directed by Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France)
    Footnote, directed by Joseph Cedar (Israel)
    George Harrison: Living In The Material World, directed by Martin Scorsese (USA)
    Goodbye First Love, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany)
    Le Havre, directed by Aki Kaurismäki (Finland/France/Germany)
    Martha Marcy May Marlene, directed by Sean Durkin (USA)
    Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany/Italy)
    Miss Bala, directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico)
    Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
    Pina, directed by Wim Wenders (Germany/France/UK)
    Play, directed by Ruben Östlund (Sweden/France/Denmark)
    Policeman, directed by Nadav Lapid (Israel/France)
    Shame, directed by Steve McQueen (UK)
    Sleeping Sickness, directed by Ulrich Köhler (Germany/France/Netherlands)
    The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius (France)
    The Loneliest Planet, directed by Julia Loktev (USA/Germany)
    The Kid With A Bike, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France)
    The Student, directed by Santiago Mitre (Argentina)
    The Turin Horse, directed by Béla Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky (Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/USA)
    This Is Not A Film, directed by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (Iran)

    PLUS:
    Opening Night:
    Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski (France/Germany/Poland)

    Closing Night:
    The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne (USA)

    Centerpiece:
    My Week With Marilyn, directed by Simon Curtis (UK)

    Gala Screenings:
    A Dangerous Method, directed by David Cronenberg (UK/Canada/Germany)
    The Skin I Live In, directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
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    THE WARPED ONES (Koreyoshi Kurahara 1960)*

    Here is the Nikkatsu lineup:

    Nikkatsu 100th Anniversary Retrospective Lineup
    AKANISHI KAKITA (1936) 77min
    Director: Mansaku Itami
    THE BURMESE HARP (Biruma no Tategoto) (1956) 115min
    Director: Kon Ichikawa
    CHARISMA (Karisuma) (1999) 103min
    Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
    COLD FISH (Tsumetai Nettaigyo) (2010) 144min
    Director: Sion Sono
    A COLT IS MY PASSPORT (Colt ha Oreno Passport) (1967) 85min
    Director: Takashi Nomura
    CRAZED FRUIT (Kurutta Kajitsu) (1956) 86min
    Director: Ko Nakahira
    DANCER IN IZU (Izo no Odoriko) (1963) 87min
    Director: Katsumi Nisikawa
    A DIARY OF CHUJI’S TRAVELS (Chiji Tabi Nikki: Part 1 and Part 2) (1927) 107min
    Director: Daisuke Ito
    EARTH (1939) 92min
    Director: Tomu Uchida
    GATE OF FLESH (Nikutai no Mon) (1964) 90min
    Director: Seijun Suzuki
    THE HELL-FATED COURTESAN (Maruhi: Joro Seme Jigoku) (1973) 77min
    Director: Noboru Tanaka
    HOMETOWN (1930) 86min
    Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
    I LOOK UP WHEN I WALK (aka KEEP YOUR CHIN UP) (Uewo Muite Arukou) (1962) 91min
    Director: Toshio Masuda
    INTENTIONS OF MURDER (Akai Satsui) (1964) 150min
    Director: Shohei Imamura
    INTIMIDATION (Aru Kyohaku) (1960) 65min
    Director: Koreyosji Kurahara
    LOVE HOTEL (1985) 88min
    Director: Shinji Somae
    MADE TO ORDER CLOTH (aka JIROKICHI THE RAT) (Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi) (1931) 70min
    Director: Daisuke Ito
    **Screening with:
    JIRAIYA THE NINJA(Goketsu Jiraiya) (1921) 30min
    Director: Shozo Makino
    MUD AND SOLDIERS (Tsuchi to Heitai) (1936) 120min
    Director: Tomotaka Tasaka
    THE OLDEST PROFESSION (Maruhi: Shikiyo Mesu Ichiba) (1974) 83min
    Director: Noboru Tanaka
    PIGS AND BATTLESHIPS (Buta to Gunkan) (1961) 108min
    Director: Shohei Imamura
    A POT WORTH A MILLION RYO (Tange Sazen Hyakuman Ryou no Tsubo) (1935) 92min
    Director: Sadao Yamanaka
    RETALIATION (Shima ha Moratta) (1967) 94min
    Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
    RUSTY KNIFE (Sabita Knife) (1958) 90min
    Director: Toshio Masuda
    SEASON OF THE SUN (Taiyo no Kisetsu) (1956) 89min
    Director: Takumi Furukawa
    SINGING LOVE BIRDS (Oshidori Uta Gassen) (1936) 69min
    Director: Masahiro Makino
    STRAY CAT ROCK: SEX HUNTER (Noraneko Rock: Sex Hunter) (1970) 86min
    Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
    SUN IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE SHOGUNATE (aka Shinagawa Path) (Bakumatsu Taiyoden) (1957) 110min
    Director: Yuzo Kawashima
    SUZUKI PARADISE: RED LIGHT (Suzuki Paradise: Aka Shingo) (1956) 81min
    Director: Yuzo Kawashima
    TAKE AIM AT THE POLICE VAN (Jusango Taihisen Yori: Sono Gososha wo Nerae) (1960) 79min
    Director: Seijun Suzuki
    THE TATTOOED FLOWER VASE (Kashinno Irezumi: Ureta Tsubo) (1979) 74min
    Director: Masaru Konuma
    TEN NIGHTS OF DREAMS (Yume Juya) (2007) 110min
    Director: Various
    TILL WE MEET AGAIN (Ashita Kuru Hito) (1955) 115min
    Director: Yuzo Kawashima
    TOKYO DRIFTER (Tokyo Nagaremono) (1966) 83min
    Director: Seijun Suzuki
    THE WARPED ONES (1960) 108min
    Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara
    THE WOMAN WITH RED HAIR (Akai Kami no Onna) (1979) 73min
    Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
    A WORLD OF GEISHA (Yojyohan Fusuma no Urabari) (1973) 77min
    Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro

    *From Nihon Cine Art.
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    The breath of the Nikkatsu retro is impressive but what makes me truly happy is to witness the awesome response of world cinephilia to the Panahi Affaire. Fests like Cannes and NY selecting Panahi's new "non-film" is a huge gesture that reflects the vigorous response to his imprisonment and silencing by the Iranian government. This is a video made with a consumer camera in a couple of hours while Panahi was out on bail, at home waiting to be tried. Its inclusion is a major sign of respect for a great artist. I just rewatched his The Mirror (1998) last night...

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    Netflix has The Mirror, also Five, by Kiarostami, but starring Panihi. I will certainly see the new collaborative Panahi one, but can't guarantee I'll see any of the Japanese films unless they are included in the P&I screenings; just reviewing all the main slate films keeps me busy. However I'll have to see the Nicolas Ray film since my friend Richard Bock worked on the restoration and was also one of the original actors in the film.

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    Actually, the Kiarostami picture in which Panahi appears briefly as himself and served as assistant director is Through the Olive Trees, not Five (dedicated to Ozu).
    I've seen only five of the Nikkatsu films to be screened, lamentably not including Mizoguchi's Hometown.

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    NYFF's line-up looks excellent.
    Kaurismaki, the Dardennes, Trier and Bela Tarr!
    and new works by Wenders and Scorsese. yessir. Wish I was in New York...

    Ottawa now has it's own international film festival. (OIFF)
    It started as a joke, and now it's being held at the Empire theatre cinemas.
    They say within ten years it will compete with other major film festivals.
    Write-ups on OIFF have been appearing a lot this summer. Ottawa is trying so hard to play with the big cities..
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    Actually, the Kiarostami picture in which Panahi appears briefly as himself and served as assistant director is Through the Olive Trees, not Five (dedicated to Ozu).
    You are right. Netflix appears to give the wrong information in saying Five stars Panahi. A YouTube entry and a Wikipedia article on Panahi confirm that a young Panahi worked as assistant director on Through the Olive Trees, not Five. IMDb lists Panahi as an uncredited cast member in Through the Olive Trees. Five is a documentary consisting of landscapes and doesn't have any cast members listed on IMDb.

    Anyway, Netflix has Five and The Mirror available for rental but their listing Five as a "Jafar Panahi movie" doesn't make any sense as far as I can see now. They do not have Through the Olive Trees.

    Johann
    NYFF's line-up looks excellent.
    Kaurismaki, the Dardennes, Trier and Bela Tarr!
    and new works by Wenders and Scorsese. yessir. Wish I was in New York...
    Yes, I'm looking forward to it as usual. Due to the circumstances of viewing and the selectivity the NYFF P&I screenings are great. I am also particularly looking forward to the Mia Hansen-Løve, the Garardo Naranjo (much praised by Mike D'Angelo in his AV Club Cannes dispatch), Steve McQueen's Shame (his Hunger was a previous NYFF highlight), the usually droll Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist -- a hit at Cannes, Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia -- a hit and much debated title at Cannes, and the new directors I don't know about yet. There are a few Cannes titles I wish were there, such as Drive and We Need to Talk About Kevin, but those two have US theatrical releases coming.

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