The New York Film Festival has announced its full slate for its 50th edition this fall. With The Life of Pi opening and Flight closing the festival—Not Fade Away will be the centerpiece—here are some of the notable selections:
- Roger Michell's Hyde Park on Hudson, which has Bill Murray as FDR
- Gael Garcia Bernal in Pablo Larrain's No, as a Chilean ad man trying to oust Pinochet.
- Brian DePalma's Passion with Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams—McAdams is a businesswoman and Rapace is her assistant and they "become locked in a deadly power struggle that will involve lingerie, showers, and kinky masks," according to Movieline. Oh, yeah, and it's an "erotic thriller."
- Sally Potter's coming-of-age story Ginger and Rosa, set in 1962 London, with Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening.
Amour, Michel Haneke's heart-wrenching film starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva
- Cristian Mungiu's Romanian monastery drama Beyond the Hills
- Abbas Kiarostami goes to Japan with Like Someone in Love, a "mysterious beautiful romantic drama about the brief encounter between an elderly professor and a young student."
And Alain Resnais, the 90-year-old filmmaker, whose Muriel, Or The Time Of Return was shown at the first NY Film Festival in 1963 is back with You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.