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Fall is truly the best season of the year, because that's when the New York Film Festival begins. The NY Times has a special section dedicated to the NYFF (tips on how to score tickets to the films - most of which are sold out) . A.O. Scott
reviews Agnes Jaoui's Look At Me and the NY Times is also asking readers for questions for Jaoui, Pedro Almodovar, and Mike Leigh this week. Related: Newsday's John Anderson notes how this year's festival has controversial topics in it (priestly pedophilia in Almodovar's Bad Education, abortion in Leigh's Vera Drake).

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These are stills from films we're interested in, besides the Rohmer, Almodovar, Leigh, Zhang, Payne, and Jaoui films: (Counter-clockwise from top left) Moolade by Ousmane Sembene from Senegal; Woman Is The Future of Man by Hong Sang-soo from Korea; Tropical Malady by of Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Thailand; and Tarnation, a documentary by American Jonathan Caouette.

Are you going to the New York Film Festival? What are you seeing? Or are you just waiting for NY releases?