Paul Verhoeven joined NYFF Selection Committee member Dennis Lim to talk about his new film 'Elle' and his remarkable career for an HBO Directors Dialogue at the 54th New York Film Festival. The Film Society will revisit the work of Paul Verhoeven in Total Verhoeven, a complete retrospective of the filmmaker’s work on November 9–23.
At first blush, it’s hard to believe the same director responsible for the ultraviolent action masterpiece RoboCop and the blockbuster thriller Basic Instinct is also responsible for Elle, the new film starring the great Isabelle Huppert as a video-game designer who has a surprising and complex response after she is raped by a home invader. But all of his provocative films are of a piece: wry, satirical, and knowing takes on culture, movies, and personal fantasy.
The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The five-person selection committee is chaired by New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones and includes esteemed critics, curators, and programmers.
Since 1963, the New York Film Festival has brought new and important cinematic works from around the world to Lincoln Center. In addition to the Main Slate official selections, the festival includes newly restored classics, special events, filmmaker talks, panel discussions, an Avant-Garde showcase, and much more.
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