'Amour,' 'Hyde Park on Hudson' and more set for 2012 NY fest

Posted by · 12:22 pm · August 16th, 2012

Okay, so, I said it yesterday, but to reiterate: a busy week for NYFF. Robert Zemeckis’s “Flight,” Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” and David Chase’s “Not Fade Away” have been tapped for big world premieres, and today, the full line-up has been unveiled by Film Society of Lincoln Center.

As usual, there are some Cannes carry-overs, chief among them Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning “Amour.” Also in the mix are Christian Mungiu’s “Beyond the Hills,” Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors” and Pablo Larrain’s “No,” among others.

Continuing along the fall festival circuit will be Brian De Palma’s “Passion” (already set for Toronto/Venice and a potential Telluride play, too), Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” (set for Toronto) and Olivier Assayas’ “Something in the Air” (Venice). And there is another world premiere noted: Allan Berliner’s “First Cousin Once Removed.”

“The films making up the main slate of this year’s NYFF, have in common a general quality of fearlessness that unites otherwise very disparate works,” said Selection Committee Chair & Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Richard Peña via press release. “These are films that go all the way, works willing to take the risk or chance that by doing so they may be bringing audiences to places they might rather not go.”

Check out the full slate of offerings from the fest below.

Opening Night Gala Selection
“Life of Pi”
Director: Ang Lee
Centerpiece Gala Selection
“Not Fade Away”
Director: David Chase
Closing Night Gala Selection
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Director: Michael Haneke
“Araf/Somewhere in Between”
Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
Director: Christian Petzold
“Beyond the Hills”
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Director: Jun Robles Lana

“Caesar Must Die”
Directors: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

“Camille Rewinds”
Director: Noémie Lvovsky

“The Dead Man and Being Happy”
Director: Javier Rebello

“Fill the Void”
Director: Rama Burshtein

“First Cousin Once Removed”
Director: Alan Berliner
“Frances Ha”
Director: Noah Baumbach

“The Gatekeepers”
Director: Dror Moreh
“Ginger and Rosa”
Director: Sally Potter
“Here and There”
Director: Antonio Mendez Esparza

“Holy Motors”
Director: Leos Carax

“Hyde Park on Hudson”
Director: Roger Michell

“Kinshasa Kids”
Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg

“The Last Time I Saw Macao”
Director: João Pedro Rodrigues

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
“Like Someone in Love”
Director: Abbas Kiarostami

“Lines of Wellington”
Director: Valeria Sarmiento

“Memories Look at Me”
Director: Song Fang

“Night Across the Street”
Director: Raul Ruiz

Director: Pablo Larrain

“Our Children”
Director: Joachim Lafosse
Director: Brian De Palma

“Something in the Air”
Director: Olivier Assayas

Director: Miguel Gomes

“You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”
Director: Alain Resnais

The 50th annual New York Film Festival runs September 28 – October 14.

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