Filmatique at NYFF

Filmatique at NYFF

The New York Film Festival has long been a paragon of the year in cinema, curating premier selections from Berlin, Rotterdam, Cannes, Locarno, and Venice into a package that leaves little room for trifles or flukes. Filmatique, accordingly, hosts many titles from NYFFs past, and as Lincoln Center prepares for the 60th iteration we wanted to highlight some of the best shared between us.

Herein you'll run a range from Miguel Gomes' three-part opus ARABIAN NIGHTS to Jia Zhangke's violent exploration of modern China; the final films of Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, and Andrei Tarkovsky; and, of course, the emergence of major new talent, as Filmatique is wont to display.

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Filmatique at NYFF
  • A Touch of Sin

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    Jia Zhangke • China • 2013 • Four ordinary citizens are driven to the brink of violence

    A local boss runs a small village in China’s northern Shanxi province. He’s gotten rich selling collective property, and while most of the villagers look the other way, Dahai, a solitary coal...

  • Barbara

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    Christian Petzold • 2012 • Germany

    Steeped in the life in former GDR, a woman is torn between two worlds.

    Barbara Wolff arrives in a small town in East Germany, having been transferred from Berlin's prestigious Charité hospital following an unspecified transgression. Consigned to...

  • Blue

    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1993 • Jarman's final, most daring statement.

    In his final—and most daring—cinematic statement, Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and spiritual state, Jarman narrate...

  • Filmworker

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    Tony Zierra • United States • 2018 • The invisible hands behind Kubrick's masterpieces.

    Leon Vitali was building a name for himself in 1970s London. With a steady line of roles in theater, TV, and film, his life changed forever when he viewed Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwo...

  • Fire at Sea

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    Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy

    A small fishing town emerges as the nexus of the refugee crisis.

    Halfway between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia lies a tiny island with a dwindling full-time population of several thousand. As the island denizens go about their business, distress...

  • Hermia & Helena

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    Matías Piñeiro • 2016 • Argentina-USA • Blends the whimsy of youth with the cadences of theatrical text.

    Blending the whimsy of youth with the jocular cadences of theatrical text, Hermia & Helena weaves an ever-expanding web of relations entangling a young woman as she comes into ...

  • Lady Vengeance

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    Chan Wook Park • South Korea • 2005 • A riveting South Korean thriller with a woman's perspective.

    Geum-ja has been imprisoned for thirteen years for a crime she didn’t commit. While she has gained the respect and loyalty of her fellow cellmates, nothing has distracted her from p...

  • La Sapienza

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    Eugène Green • Italy-France • 2014

    Alexandre and Aliénor live in Paris, in a state of stagnation—Aliénor feels her husband slipping away from her as he settles into a state of professional and spiritual malaise. The couple escape to Italy when Alexandre becomes inspired by the ...

  • Nostalghia

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    Andrei Tarkovsky • 1983 • Italy-Soviet Union • A sensory reflection of living in exile.

    Shrouded in diaphanous textures of mist, fog, and rain, and blending memory and reality to the threshold of discernibility, Nostalghia evokes the distinct sensation of being elsewhere, far from...

  • Synonyms

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    Nadav Lapid • France, Israel, Germany • 2019 • The challenges of putting down roots in a new place

    Yoav is a disaffected young Israeli who has fled Tel Aviv to start a new life. Now in Paris, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his l...

  • The Image Book

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    Jean-Luc Godard • Switzerland • 2018 • Does art inform reality, or vice versa?

    Fragments of cinema, canonical and obscure, fill the frame. They appear acid-washed, saturated, disintegrating. Films by Roberto Rossellini, Abderrahmane Sissako, Ridley Scott—and Godard himself—featu...

  • This Is Not a Film

    Jafar Panahi • 2011 • Iran

    Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi inscribes small acts of resistance in the fabric of quotidian existence, as he remains enclosed within the confines of his Tehran apartment.

  • The Sacrifice

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    Andrei Tarkovsky • Sweden • 1986 • Tarkovsky's haunting final masterpiece.

    NEW 4K RESTORATION! Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village ...

  • Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

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    Abbas Fahdel • Iraq-France • 2015

    Filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France two weeks before the 2002 American invasion of Iraq. Interviewing friends, family members, and neighbors, he encountered a populace bracing for war, encountering shortages of food, water, and basic goods even bef...

  • Arabian Nights

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    Miguel Gomes • Portugal • 2015

    Arabian Nights is a monumental and dazzlingly original three-part film by Miguel Gomes (Tabu) that uses the structure of one thousand and one nights in order to tell the story of contemporary Portugal. Gomes’ scheherazade tells fantastic tales both fictional and ...

  • 3 Faces

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    Jafar Panahi • Iran-USA • 2018 • An Iranian road film, foregrounding female perspectives.

    Behnaz has received an alarming video. Marziyeh, a young woman, personally appeals to Behnaz for help, then appears to commit suicide onscreen. Visibly shaken, Benhaz walks off the set of h...

  • A Faithful Man

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    Louis Garrel • 2018 • France

    A quintessentially French portrait of shifting love and loyalty.

    Abel has just gotten back together with Marianne, nine years after she left him for his best friend. Soon, however, Abel is being pursued by Ève, a young woman who has been infatuated...