• 28 Oct - 03 Nov, 2017
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The New York Film Festival (NYFF) is an annual event produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Centre featuring top films by celebrated film-makers and new talent from around the world. NYFF is non-competitive and all sections are carefully curated by the selection committee and supporting programmers. The film society announced 25 films for this year’s festival, running from September 28 to October 15, 2017. This year's Main Slate showcased films honoured at Cannes including Ruben •stlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square; Robin Campillo's Beats Per Minute, awarded the Cannes Critics' Prize; and Agn•s Varda & JR's Golden Eye winner Faces Places. From Berlin, Aki Kaurismki's Silver Bear-winner The Other Side of Hope and Agnieszka Holland's Alfred Bauer Prize-winner Spoor marks the returns of the two veterans, while Call Me by Your Name was Luca Guadagnino’s NYFF debut. Also returning are Arnaud Desplechin, Noah Baumbach, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Claire Denis, Philippe Garrel, Lucrecia Martel, and Hong Sang-soo, who had two features in the line-up this year, while Sean Baker, Greta Gerwig, Serge Bozon, Dee Rees, Chloé Zhao, Joachim Trier, Alain Gomis and Valeska Grisebach were new to the festival. The NYFF55 Opening Night showcased Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying, Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck was Centrepiece and Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel closed the festival.