New York Film Festival 2019: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Pain and Glory,’ ‘Atlantics’ Among Festival Lineup

The 57th New York Film Festival has announced its main slate of programming which includes a total of 29 features. The slate includes Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” awarded Best Actor for Antonio Banderas at Cannes this year. Other Cannes award winners include the Grand Prix winner, “Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story,” directed by Mati Diop, and Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner “Parasite.” Also a hot ticket is Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” NYFF’s Film Comment Presents selection and winner of both the Queer Palm and the Best Screenplay prize.

Martin Scorsese‘s hotly anticipated drama, “The Irishman” will be kicking off the festival with its world premiere as the Opening Night gala, while Edward Norton‘s noir drama, “Motherless Brooklyn,” was recently announced as the festival’s Closing Night gala. Noah Baumbach‘s personal feature, “Marriage Story,” will screen as the festival’s Centerpiece selection.

NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “Cinema is the domain of freedom, and it’s an ongoing struggle to maintain that freedom. It’s getting harder and harder for anyone to make films of real ambition anywhere in this world. Each and every movie in this lineup, big or small, whether it’s made in Italy or Senegal or New York City, is the result of artists behind the camera fighting on multiple fronts to realize a vision and create something new in the world. That includes masters like Martin Scorsese and Pedro Almodóvar and newcomers to the festival like Mati Diop and Angela Schanelec.”

The 57th New York Film Festival runs September 27- October 13. It’s presented by Film at Lincoln Center. The poster, designed by director Pedro Almodóvar is featured at the bottom of the programming slate.

“For the basis of this year’s New York Film Festival poster, I used a photo of a still life that I exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery. The masses of color on which the text is printed are reminiscent of an animated sequence that appears in my latest film, Pain and Glory, though for this version I have chosen less bright colors, using muted shades of red, blue, green, and mauve. These colors correspond to the palette in which I seem to move lately.”

Find the festival’s main slate program below.

Opening Night

  • The Irishman
    Dir. Martin Scorsese


  • Marriage Story
    Dir. Noah Baumbach

Closing Night

  • Motherless Brooklyn
    Dir. Edward Norton
“Pain and Glory”
  • Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story
    Dir. Mati Diop
  • Bacurau
    Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
  • Beanpole
    Dir. Kantemir Balagov
  • Fire Will Come
    Dir. Oliver Laxe
  • First Cow
    Dir. Kelly Reichardt
  • A Girl Missing
    Dir. Koji Fukada
  • I Was at Home, But…
    Dir. Angela Schanelec
  • Liberté
    Dir. Albert Serra
  • Martin Eden
    Dir. Pietro Marcello
  • The Moneychanger
    Dir. Federico Veiroj
  • Oh Mercy!
    Dir. Arnaud Desplechin
  • Pain and Glory
    Dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Parasite
    Dir. Bong Joon-ho
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Film Comment Presents

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
    Dir. Céline Sciamma
  • Saturday Fiction
    Dir. Lou Ye
  • Sibyl
    Dir. Justine Triet
  • Synonyms
    Dir. Nadav Lapid
  • To the Ends of the Earth
    Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • The Traitor
    Dir. Marco Bellocchio
  • Varda by Agnès
    Dir. Agnès Varda
  • Vitalina Varela
    Dir. Pedro Costa
  • Wasp Network
    Dir. Olivier Assayas
  • The Whistlers
    Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu
  • The Wild Goose Lake
    Dir. Diao Yinan
  • Young Ahmed
    Dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Zombi Child
    Dir. Bertrand Bonello

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