Co-presented by MoMA and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the annual New Directors/New Films festival introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world.
This year's edition features works from exciting new voices from Russia (Kantemir Balagov's Closeness), Japan (Yui Kiyohara's Our House), Portugal (Pedro Pinho's The Nothing Factory), the Philippines (Shireen Seno's Nervous Translation), and Iran (Sadaf Foroughi's Ava) along with a strong showing from Latin America. Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias's feature debut Cocote, in which an evangelical Christian man travels to his hometown to attend the burial of his father, premiered at Hamburg, Lisbon, Mar del Plata, San Sebastián, Toronto, and Locarno, where it won Best Film. Azougue Nazaré examinesMaracatu, an Afro-Brazilian burlesque carnival tradition with roots in slavery that takes place in the northeast state of Pernambuco. Set in the sugarcane fields outside Recife, the fabulous—and fabulist— Azougue Nazaré is the first film by Tiago Melo, who worked on such recent celebrated Brazilian films as Kleber Mendonça Filho's Aquarius and Gabriel Mascaro's Neon Bull (ND/NF 2016), and who was awarded the Bright Future prize at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Arguably New York's most exciting selection of works from new directors, ND/NF runs March 27th - April 6th at Lincoln Center and MoMA.