55th New York Film Festival Line-Up


The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the full list of playing at the 55th annual The New York Film Festival.

The Main Slate consists of some of the favorites so far this year including, the AIDS drama BPM (Beats Per Minute), Call Me by Your Name and The Florida Project. The festival will open with Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying. The Centerpiece is Todd Hayne’s Wonderstruck and Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel on closing night.

In past years the NYFF was known for showing more international and small obscure films. In more recent years they have shown more accessible films and have been a springboard to awards season.

The 55th annual New York Film Festival runs September 28th-October 15th. The full 2017 line-up is below.


Last Flag Flying
Dir. Richard Linklater

Dir. Todd Haynes

Wonder Wheel
Dir. Woody Allen

Before We Vanish
Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa

BPM (Beats Per Minute)/120 battements par minute
Dir. Robin Campillo

Bright Sunshine In/Un beau soleil intérieur
Dir. Claire Denis

Call Me by Your Name
Dir. Luca Guadagnino

The Day After
Dir. Hong Sang-soo

Faces Places/Visages villages
Dir. Agnès Varda & JR

Dir. Alain Gomis

The Florida Project
Dir. Sean Baker

Ismael’s Ghosts/Les fantômes d’Ismaël
Dir. Arnaud Desplechin

Lady Bird
Dir. Greta Gerwig

Lover for a Day/L’Amant d’un jour
Dir. Philippe Garrel

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Dir. Noah Baumbach

Mrs. Hyde/Madame Hyde
Dir. Serge Bozon

Dir. Dee Rees

On the Beach at Night Alone
Dir. Hong Sang-soo

The Other Side of Hope/Toivon tuolla puolen
Dir. Aki Kaurismäki

The Rider
Dir. Chloé Zhao

Dir. Agnieszka Holland, in cooperation with Kasia Adamik

The Square
Dir. Ruben Östlund

Dir. Joachim Trier

Dir. Valeska Grisebach

Dir. Lucrecia Martel



First Look -Wonderstruck 

Todd Hayne’s Wonderstruck will premiere at Cannes later this month. Wonderstruck already has some Oscar buzz, but the reactions from Cannes will either push it’s chances at an Oscar forward or kill them. 
Wonderstruck is Todd Haynes’ follow-up to his 2015 film Carol.  It is based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning book of the same name. 

The film takes place in both 1927 and 1977. In the earlier time period, Rose runs away from her New Jersey home to find her idol Lillian Mayhew . In the later time frame, Ben also runs away to New York after his mother’s death in search of his missing father.

Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds plays Rose in the film. Rose’s half of the film will be dialogue-free. It has been reported that her portion of the film will also feature an unprecedented amount of deaf actors. 

Wonderstruck also stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams.

The first-look footage and poster were released this week.