New York Film Festival Main Slate Includes the Latest from Almodóvar, Assayas, Loach and Jarmusch


The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the 25-title Main Slate for its 54th New York Film Festival, a line-up that will offer East Coast film fans the opportunity to go to Cannes without the jetlag.

The slate is heavy on titles from May’s Cannes Film Festival, including Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake; Critics’ Prize winner Toni Erdmann; Director’s Prize co-winners Personal Shopper (from Olivier Assayas — his second film starring Kristen Stewart, pictured above) and Graduation (from Christian Mungiu); and Paterson and Julieta, by (respectively) Jim Jarmusch and Pedro Almodóvar, both frequent visitors to Cannes and NYFF.

Other titles of note include Sundance faves Manchester by the Sea and Certain Women , Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, and Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come / L’Avenir. They will join the previously announced Opening Night film, Ava DuVernay’s The 13th, Centerpiece selection 20th Century Women from Mike Mills (Beginners), and Closing Night film Lost City of Z by James Gray (The Immigrant).

Here’s the full slate:

Aquarius Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Certain Women Directed by Kelly Reichardt

Elle Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Fire at Sea / Fuocoammare Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Graduation / Bacalaureat Directed by Cristian Mungiu

Hermia and Helena Directed by Matías Piñeiro

I, Daniel Blake Directed by Ken Loach

Julieta Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Manchester by the Sea Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight Directed by Barry Jenkins

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea Directed by Dash Shaw

Neruda Directed by Pablo Larraín

Paterson Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Personal Shopper Directed by Olivier Assayas

The Rehearsal Directed by Alison Maclean

Sieranevada Directed by Cristi Puiu

Son of Joseph / Le fils de Joseph Directed by Eugène Green

Staying Vertical / Rester vertical Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Things to Come / L’Avenir Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

Toni Erdmann Directed by Maren Ade

The Unknown Girl Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Yourself and Yours Directed by Hong Sangsoo

The New York Film Festival will run September 30 through October 16.