In this annual special event, NYFF Director Kent Jones sits down with world-renowned filmmakers for an in-depth talk about films from other directors that have influenced and inspired them, their talk illustrated with film clips. This year, Jones talked with French filmmaker Claire Denis, whose completely unexpected science-fiction film High Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, was one of the most talked-about selections of the festival. Denis has long been a mainstay of NYFF, and this conversation gives insight into her approach to the art form.
The full list of clips shown, in order, is Mystery Train, Je, tu, il, elle, Intentions of Murder, An Angel at My Table, Thief, Touki Bouki, and Mille soleils.
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. Since 1963, NYFF 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, the avant-garde showcase Projections, and much more.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
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