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    List of NYFF 2022 Main Slate and Spotlight films


    DECITION TO LEAVE

    With NYFF blurbs. For NYFF showtimes go HERE

    White Noise
    Noah Baumbach 2022 USA 136 minutes
    Opening Night ˇ North American Premiere

    In one of the year’s most gratifyingly ambitious American films, Noah Baumbach adapts Don DeLillo’s epochal postmodern 1985 novel, long perceived as unfilmable, into a richly layered, entirely unexpected work of contemporary satire.

    All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
    Laura Poitras 2022 USA 113 minutes
    Centerpiece Selection ˇ Q&As with Laura Poitras on Oct. 7

    In her essential, urgent, and arrestingly structured new documentary, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty.

    The Inspection
    Elegance Bratton 2022 USA 93 minutes
    Closing Night Selection ˇ U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Elegance Bratton

    Filmmaker and photographer Elegance Bratton makes his ambitious narrative debut with The Inspection, a knockout drama based on his own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training following a decade of living on the streets.
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    Armageddon Time
    James Gray 2022 U.S. 114 minutes
    NYFF 60th Anniversary Celebration ˇ Q&A with James Gray, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, and Jaylin Webb on Oct. 12

    The most personal film yet from James Gray (The Immigrant, The Lost City of Z) is also one of his greatest, an exquisitely detailed coming-of-age drama that follows Paul Graff (Banks Repeta), a sixth grader who dreams of becoming an artist. Also starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Anne Hathaway, and Jaylin Webb.

    Aftersun
    Charlotte Wells 2022 UK 98 minutes
    Q&A with Charlotte Wells on Oct. 8 & intro on Oct. 9

    In one of the most assured and spellbinding feature debuts in years, Scottish director Charlotte Wells has fashioned a textured memory piece inspired by her relationship with her dad, starring Paul Mescal and Francesca Corio as a divorced father and his daughter whose close bond is quietly shaken during a brooding weekend at a coastal resort in Turkey.

    Alcarrŕs
    Carla Simón 2022 Spain/Italy 120 minutes Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&As with Carla Simón on Oct. 6 & 7

    Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Carla Simón’s follow-up to her acclaimed childhood drama Summer 1993 is a ruminative, lived-in portrait of a rural family in present-day Catalonia whose way of life is rapidly changing.

    All That Breathes
    Shaunak Sen 2022 India/U.K./USA 94 minutes Hindi with English subtitles
    Q&As with Shaunak Sen on Oct. 11 & 12

    In this hypnotic, poignant, and beautifully crafted documentary, New Delhi-based filmmaker Shaunak Sen immerses himself with two brothers who for years have been taking it upon themselves to save the black kite, their city’s endangered birds of prey, which the general population largely sees as nuisances despite their essential role in the city’s ecosystem.

    Corsage
    Marie Kreutzer 2022 Austria 113 minutes German with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Marie Kreutzer on Oct. 1 & 2
    In a perceptive, nuanced performance, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) quietly dominates the screen as Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who begins to see her life of royal privilege as a prison as she reaches her fortieth birthday. Marie Kreutzer boldly imagines her cloistered world with both realism and fanciful imagination.

    A Couple
    Frederick Wiseman 2022 U.S. 63 minutes French with English subtitles
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&As with Frederick Wiseman on Oct. 1 & 2

    Legendary American documentarian Frederick Wiseman has made a film based on the diaries of Sophia Tolstoy, structured as a series of monologues delivered with magnificent poise and gathering intensity by star and co-writer Nathalie Boutefeu—a captivating one-woman portrait of a remarkably contemporary rendering of a marriage.


    DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA

    De Humani Corporis Fabrica
    Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor 2022 France/Switzerland/U.S. 117 minutes French with English subtitles

    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor on Oct. 2 & 3
    In their thrilling new work of nonfiction exploration, Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan) burrow deeper than ever, using microscopic cameras and specially designed recording devices to survey the wondrous landscape of the human body.

    Decision to Leave
    Park Chan-wook 2022 South Korea 138 minutes Korean and Chinese with English subtitles
    Q&As with Park Chan-wook on Oct. 8 & 9

    A Busan detective is increasingly obsessed with a murder suspect in a puzzling new case: a middle-aged businessman has mysteriously fallen to his death and his wife might be to blame. Park Chan-wook won the Cannes Best Director award for this twisting Hitchcockian detective thriller, one of his most enveloping and accomplished films.

    Descendant
    Margaret Brown 2022 USA 109 minutes
    Q&As with Margaret Brown on Oct. 1 & 2

    A southern U.S. town’s submerged history symbolizes an entire nation’s forgotten atrocities in this poignant and cathartic documentary from nonfiction film veteran Margaret Brown, which reckons with the legacy of the Clotilda, a slave ship that brought more than one hundred people to Alabama from Africa in 1860, decades after the practice was made illegal.

    Enys Men
    Mark Jenkin 2022 U.K. 91 minutes
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Mark Jenkin on Oct. 8 & 9

    In this eerie, texturally rich experience from Cornish filmmaker Mark Jenkin, an isolated middle-aged woman spends her days in enigmatic environmental study on an uninhabited, windswept, rocky island off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England, yet she’s also increasingly haunted by her own nightmarish visitations.

    EO
    Jerzy Skolimowski 2022 Poland/Italy 86 minutes Polish, Italian, English, French with English Subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Jerzy Skolimowski on Oct. 11 & 13

    At age 84, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski has directed one of his spryest, most visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a peripatetic donkey named EO who begins as a circus performer before escaping on a pastoral trek across the Polish and Italian countryside.

    The Eternal Daughter
    Joanna Hogg 2022 U.K./U.S. 96 minutes
    Q&As with Joanna Hogg on Oct. 10 (joined by Tilda Swinton) and Oct. 11

    A middle-aged filmmaker and her elderly mother take an eerie, emotional trip to the past when they stay at a fog-enshrouded hotel in the English countryside. The great Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir) uses this Victorian gothic scenario for an entirely surprising, impeccably crafted excavation of a parent-child relationship starring Tilda Swinton in a performance of rich, endless surprise.

    Master Gardener
    Paul Schrader 2022 U.S. 111 minutes
    North American Premiere

    Following First Reformed and The Card Counter, Paul Schrader continues his dramatic renaissance with an equally effective, startling tale about dormant violence and the possibility of regeneration, centering on a horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) who works for the imperious owner (Sigourney Weaver) of a wealthy estate.

    No Bears
    Jafar Panahi 2022 Iran 107 minutes Farsi, Azerbaijani, Turkish with English subtitles
    u.S. Premiere

    Jafar Panahi’s risk-taking output has never slowed down even amidst his internationally condemned treatment by the Iranian government. In No Bears, another virtuosic sleight of hand, the director appears as himself, relocated to a rural border town to remotely oversee the making of a new film in Turkey, the story of which comes to sharply parallel disturbing events that begin to occur around him.

    The Novelist’s Film
    Hong Sangsoo 2022 South Korea 92 minutes Korean with English subtitles
    North American Premiere

    For his playful and gently thought-provoking 27th feature, Hong Sangsoo takes on the perspective of a prickly middle-aged novelist, Junhee (Lee Hye-young), whose dormant creativity is stoked following a chance encounter with a famous actress (Kim Min-hee).

    One Fine Morning
    Mia Hansen-Lřve 2022 France 112 minutes French with English subtitles
    q&As with Mia Hansen-Lřve on Oct. 8 (joined by Léa Seydoux) and Oct. 9

    The intensely poignant and deeply personal latest drama from Mia Hansen-Lřve (Bergman Island) stars Léa Seydoux as Sandra, a professional translator and single mother at a crossroads, torn between the romantic desire she feels for a married man (Melvil Poupaud) and her obligation towards her sick father (Pascal Greggory).

    Pacifiction
    Albert Serra 2022 France/Spain/Germany/Portugal 162 minutes French with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Albert Serra on Oct. 5 & 6

    Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra reconfirms his centrality in the contemporary cinematic landscape with this mesmerizing, slow-building fever dream about a French bureaucrat (a monumental Benoît Magimel) drifting through a fateful trip to a French Polynesian island with increasing anxiety.

    R.M.N.
    Cristian Mungiu 2022 Romania/France 125 minutes Romanian with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Cristian Mungiu on Oct. 9 & 10
    Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days), who dramatizes the tensions of a modern Romania still beholden to dangerous traditions, returns with a gripping, mosaic-like portrait of a rural Transylvanian town riven by ethnic conflicts, economic resentment, and personal turmoil.


    RETURN TO SEOUL

    Return to Seoul
    Davy Chou 2022 Cambodia/France/Germany/South Korea/Belgium 115 minutes English, French, and Korean with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&A with Davy Chou on Oct. 13

    A young French woman finds herself spontaneously tracking down the South Korean birth parents she has never met while on vacation in Seoul. From this seemingly simple premise, Cambodian-French filmmaker Davy Chou spins an unpredictable, careering narrative that takes place over the course of nearly ten years.

    Saint Omer
    Alice Diop 2022 France 118 minutes French with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&A with Alice Diop on Oct. 3

    Successful journalist and author Rama (Kayije Kagame) attends the trial of a young Senegalese woman (Guslagie Malanda), who has allegedly murdered her own baby daughter. Rama’s plan to write about Laurence in a book inspired by the Medea myth increasingly unravels as she becomes overwhelmed by the case in Alice Diop’s arresting yet highly sensitive, superbly acted fiction feature debut.

    Scarlet
    Pietro Marcello 2022 France/Italy/Germany 103 minutes French with English subtitles
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&As with Pietro Marcello on Oct. 4 & 6

    One of contemporary cinema’s most versatile talents, Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden) proves again he is as comfortable in the realm of folklore as he is in creative nonfiction with this enchanting period fable that delicately interweaves realist drama, ethereal romance, and musical flights of fancy.

    Showing Up
    Kelly Reichardt 2022 U.S. 108 minutes
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&As with Kelly Reichardt on Oct. 5 & 6

    Continuing one of the richest collaborations in modern American cinema, director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women) reunites with star Michelle Williams for this marvelously particularized portrait of a sculptor’s daily work and frustrations in an artist’s enclave in Portland.

    Stars at Noon
    Claire Denis 2022 France 137 minutes English and Spanish with English subtitles
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&A with Claire Denis on Oct. 2 & intros on Oct. 3 & 4

    In Claire Denis’s surprising contemporary thriller, a dissolute young American journalist (Margaret Qualley) and an English businessman (Joe Alwyn) with ties to the oil industry meet by chance while on different, mysterious assignments in modern-day Nicaragua and tumble into a whirlwind romance.

    Stonewalling
    Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka 2022 Japan 148 minutes Hunanese with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka on Oct. 10 & Oct. 11

    A young flight-attendant-in-training’s plans to finish college are thrown into doubt when she discovers she’s pregnant. Not wanting an abortion, she hopes to give the child away after carrying it to term, while staying afloat amidst a series of dead-end jobs. Beijing-based wife-and-husband team Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s film is an urgent critique of a modern-day social structure that has few options for women in need of care.

    TÁR
    Todd Field 2022 U.S. 157 minutes
    Q&A with Todd Field, Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, and Sophie Kauer on Oct. 3 ˇ Intro by Todd Field on Oct. 4

    The charisma and emotional precision of Cate Blanchett are put to astounding use in this deft showcase for the actor’s musical artistry, a stinging portrait of a world-famous orchestra conductor’s gradual unraveling that is the first film in sixteen years from director Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children).

    [COMING TO THEATERS SOON]

    Trenque Lauquen
    Laura Citarella 2022 Argentina 250 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&A with Laura Citarella on Oct. 12

    In her dazzling and enormously pleasurable new opus—told in 12 chapters spread across two feature films—Laura Citarella takes the viewer on a limitless, mercurial journey through stories nested within stories set in and around the Argentinean city of Trenque Lauquen (“Round Lake”) and centered on the strange disappearance of a local academic.

    Triangle of Sadness
    Ruben Östlund 2022 Sweden/France/UK/Turkey/Germany 147 minutes
    Q&As with Ruben Östlund and Dolly de Leon on Oct. 1 & 2

    Ruben Östlund’s wildly ambitious Palme d’Or–winning Buńuelian satire follows two hot young models (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) who rub elbows with the super-rich on a luxury cruise gone haywire.

    [COMING TO THEATERS SOON]

    Unrest
    Cyril Schäublin 2022 Switzerland 93 minutes Swiss German, Russian and French with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere ˇ Q&As with Cyril Schäublin on Oct. 9 & 10

    Anarchist and socialist philosopher Pyotr Kropotkin experiences a quiet revolution in Cyril Schäublin’s complexly woven timepiece set in the hushed environs of the Swiss watchmaking town of Saint-Imier in the 1870s.

    Walk Up
    Hong Sangsoo 2022 South Korea 97 minutes Korean with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere

    Successful middle-aged filmmaker Byungsoo (Kwon Haehyo) drops by to visit an old friend, Mrs. Kim (Lee Hyeyoung), the owner of a charming apartment building, only to find his life taking a series of unexpected turns. Hong Sangsoo uses a delicately radical structure in his latest exploration of the complexities of relationships, growing older, and artistic pursuit.

    Spotlight
    NYFF’s showcase of the season’s most anticipated and significant films.

    Bones and All
    Luca Guadagnino 2022 U.S. 130 minutes
    Q&A with Luca Guadagnino on Oct. 6

    Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has crafted a work of both tender fragility and feral intensity, setting corporeal horror and runaway romance against a vividly textured Americana, featuring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet as lovers with insatiable, dangerous desires.

    [IN THEATERS IN NOVEMBER]

    A Cooler Climate
    James Ivory and Giles Gardner 2022 U.K. 75 minutes
    World Premiere ˇ Q&As with James Ivory and Giles Gardner on Oct. 7 & 14

    In this deeply personal new documentary from James Ivory, the Oscar-winning filmmaker uncovers boxes of film he shot during a life-changing trip to Afghanistan in 1960. This glorious, color footage unleashes a Proustian reverie during which Ivory recounts his life as traveler, outsider, and artist.


    EXTERIOR NIGHT/ESTERNO NOTTE

    Exterior Night
    Marco Bellocchio 2022 Italy 328 minutes Italian with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere

    The indefatigable Marco Bellocchio, whose last fiction feature at NYFF was his riveting mafia crime drama The Traitor/Il Tradittore, has directed a monumental six-part series about a shocking event that rocked Italy in the late seventies: the kidnapping and eventual murder of the country’s influential statesman and former prime minister Aldo Moro by the leftist Red Brigades.
    [This may be an expansion of his 2005 film on the subject, Good Morning, Night/Buongiorno, notte]


    Is That Black Enough for You?!?
    Elvis Mitchell 2022 U.S. 135 minutes
    World Premiere ˇ Q&A with Elvis Mitchell on Oct. 9

    American film critic Elvis Mitchell’s kaleidoscopic documentary creates a definitive narrative of the Black revolution in 1970s cinema, from genre films to social realism—a work of painstaking scholarship that’s also thoroughly entertaining, an essential archival document and testament to a period of American film history unlikely to be repeated.


    The Kingdom Exodus
    Lars von Trier 2022 Denmark 291 minutes Danish, English, Swedish with English subtitles
    U.S. Premiere

    Lars von Trier has directed a third season of his incomparable television series The Kingdom, and the show’s legions of fans will be delighted by his dark-comic return to the misfit world of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, once again ruled equally by sinister supernatural visions and at times hilarious administrative incompetence.

    Personality Crisis: One Night Only
    Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi 2022 U.S. 120 minutes
    World Premiere ˇ Q&As with David Tedeschi on Oct. 12 (joined by Martin Scorsese) & Oct. 14

    Martin Scorsese turns his camera on another beloved New York institution, luminously capturing [ the January 2020 Cafe Carlyle set] by entertainer David Johansen, equally celebrated as the lead singer-songwriter of the androgynous ’70s glam punk groundbreakers The New York Dolls and for his complete reinvention as hepcat lounge lizard Buster Poindexter in the ’80s.

    She Said
    Maria Schrader 2022 U.S. 135 minutes
    World Premiere ˇ Q&A with Maria Schrader on Oct. 13

    In this thrilling new drama detailing the New York Times' investigation that uncovered decades of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan play journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose efforts would ultimately help ignite the #MeToo movement.

    Solaris — 50th Anniversary Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment
    Andrei Tarkovsky 1972 Soviet Union 166 minutes Russian with English subtitles
    World Premiere of New Live Score

    Often described as a Soviet response to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris is an enigmatic work of startling beauty and depth. This 50th anniversary screening features a live newly created score by Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon.

    "Sr."
    Chris Smith 2022 U.S. 89 minutes
    Q&As with Chris Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Kevin Ford on Oct. 10 & 11

    This tender yet fittingly irreverent portrait of the life and career of Robert Downey Sr., the fearless, visionary American director who set the standard for counterculture comedy in the sixties and seventies, is a collaboration between documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie), the subject’s son, Robert Downey Jr., and the man himself, who passed away in July 2021.

    The Super 8 Years
    Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot 2022 France 60 minutes French with English subtitles
    North American Premiere ˇ Q&As with Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot on Oct. 10 & 11

    The French writer Annie Ernaux, whose novels and memoirs have gained her a devoted following, opens a treasure trove with this delicate journey into her family’s memory, compiled from gorgeously textured home movie images taken from 1972 to 1981.

    Till
    Chinonye Chukwu 2022 U.S. 130 minutes
    World Premiere ˇ Q&As with Chinonye Chukwu on Oct. 1 & 2

    After her searing modern-day death-row drama Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu has traveled back to the 1950s to tell the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the Chicago woman whose son, Emmett Till, was lynched while visiting cousins in Mississippi and whose body became an indelible image of the horrors of American racism.

    [COMING TO THEATERS SOON]

    Women Talking
    Sarah Polley 2022 U.S. 104 minutes
    Q&A with Sarah Polley on Oct. 10

    Sarah Polley brings ferocious honesty and restrained urgency to her screen adaptation of Miriam Toews’s acclaimed novel about of a group of women from a remote religious community dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault perpetrated by the colony’s men.


    WOMEN TALKING
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