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2023 NYFF Main Slate Lineup: New Films From Wim Wenders, Andrew Haigh, Hong Sangsoo, & More

After announcing its Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night selections, the New York Film Festival has announced the full Main Slate lineup for its 61st edition. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, this year’s Main Slate sections will screen the NY premieres of new films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Jonathan Glazer, Wim Wenders, Andrew Haigh, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Hong Sangsoo, Angela Schanelec, Catherine Breillat, Alice Rohrwacher, and more.

The Main Slate section showcases 32 films from 18 different countries. As previously announced, the festival will open on September 29 with Todd Haynes’ May December, followed by Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla as the Centerpiece screening on October 6, and will conclude with its Closing Night selection Ferrari from Michael Mann, screening on October 15.

Among the lineup are multiple Cannes winners, including Justine Triet’s Palme d’Or winner Anatomy of a Fall, Jonathan Glazer’s Grand Prix winner The Zone of Interest, Aki Kaurismaki’s Jury Prize winner Fallen Leaves, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Best Actress-winning About Dry Grasses. Angela Schanelec’s Berlinale Silver Bear winner Music is also among the lineup.

“The unsettled state of the industry is an unavoidable talking point these days, but my hope is that our festival, as it has done through its 61-year history, will serve as a reminder that the art of cinema is in robust health,” Dennis Lim, Artistic Director of the New York Film Festival, said in an official statement. “The filmmakers in this year’s Main Slate are grappling with eternal questions — about how movies relate to the world, about what it means to make art from life, about the most interesting ways to approach the contemporary moment and the historical past — and the answers they have proposed are thrilling in their variety, ingenuity, and urgency. We can’t wait for our audience, so vital to the festival experience, to discover these 32 new films.”

The New York Film Festival will run from September 29 to October 15.

See the full Main Slate lineup below.

About Dry Grasses, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Sideshow/Janus Films)

All Salt Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, Raven Jackson (A24)

All of Us StrangersAndrew Haigh (Searchlight Pictures)

Anatomy of a FallJustine Triet (Neon)

The Beast, Bertrand Bonello

La ChimeraAlice Rohrwacher (Neon)

Close Your EyesVíctor Erice

The Delinquents, Rodrigo Moreno (MUBI)

Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the WorldRadu Jude

EurekaLisandro Alonso

Evil Does Not ExistRyûsuke Hamaguchi

Fallen Leaves, Aki Kaurismäki

Green Border, Agnieszka Holland (MUBI)

Here, Bas Devos (Cinema Guild)

In Our Day, Hong Sangsoo (Cinema Guild)

In Water, Hong Sangsoo (Cinema Guild)

Janet Planet, Annie Baker (A24)

Kidnapped, Marco Bellocchio (Cohen Media Group)

Last Summer, Catherine Breillat (Sideshow/Janus Films)

Music, Angela Schanelec (Cinema Guild)

Orlando, My Political Biography, Paul B. Preciado (Sideshow/Janus Films).

Perfect Days, Wim Wenders (NEON)

Pictures of Ghosts, Kleber Mendonça Filho (Grasshopper Film)

Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos (Searchlight Pictures)

La Práctica, Martín Rejtman

The Settlers, Felipe Gálvez (MUBI)

The Shadowless Tower, Zhang Lu (Strand Releasing)

Youth (Spring), Wang Bing (Icarus Films)

The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer (A24)

The NYFF Main Slate selection committee, chaired by Lim, includes Florence Almozini, Justin Chang, K. Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen.

Currents, Revivals, Spotlight, and Talks will be announced in coming weeks.


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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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