New York Film Festival 2009

Discovering The World Of Guru Dutt

With the continued  appeal of Bollywood and last year’s Oscar win by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the history of Indian cinema is en vogue. This year as part of its Masterworks section, the New York Film Festival is offering the first compete … Continue reading

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Views From The Avant Garde At NYFF 2009

The New York Film Festival, which features the latest works from established masters, also is a vehicle for introducing curious audiences to more challenging work by new film artists. This weekend, the Festival is hosting its annual avant-garde showcase that … Continue reading

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HBO Films Directors Dialogues At NYFF

The New York Film Festival provides extraordinary access to some of world cinema’s most interesting film talents via the HBO Films Directors Dialogue Series. Among those who are participating (all of whom have films in the festival proper):

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Film In Focus: Lebanon

The horrors of war and the toll that it takes on both civilians and the soldiers themselves are film topics that, unfortunately, never go out of style. While it can be argued that audiences tend to stay away from such … Continue reading

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A Peek At Portuguese Cinema At New York Film Festival

Portugese cinema has had a bit of a low profile of late (overshadowed by its Iberian neighbor Spain) but this year’s New York Film Festival has a surprising number of new films from Portugal that are among the highlights of … Continue reading

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Romania Still On A Roll At NYFF

The global film industry is a road map of national cinemas that are viewed in ascendancy or in decline, sometimes both. In the past few years, there has been a good amount of attention paid to the emerging auteurs from … Continue reading

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Pulp Cinema: Raymond Chandler On Film

The New York Film Festival, which is in full swing following a busy weekend of films and premieres, will be presenting a number of special presentations in the days ahead. One of the more intriguing takes place this Wednesday evening. … Continue reading

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The French Invade New York

With French film master Alain Resnais kicking off the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival last evening with his Cannes Film Festival winner WILD GRASS, this year’s event is another example of the New York audience love affair … Continue reading

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A Film Master Walks Among Us

There are not too many film masters whose works have influenced the length and the breadth of the “seventh art” who are still walking among us. However, today in New York, a true living legend not only is in our … Continue reading

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