56th New York Film Festival Main Slate announced

Thursday, September 13, 2018

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan -- The prestigious New York Film Festival is back for its 56th year!

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the 30 films for the Main Slate, beginning September 28 - October 14.

The 17-day NYFF highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

This year's Main Slate showcases films from 22 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their first NYFF bows and captivating features that wowed audiences at international festivals.

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Yorgos Lanthimos's wildly intricate and very darkly funny new film "The Favorite" opens the 56th Annual New York Film Festival.
image credit: Yorgos Lanthimos

Tickets for the 56th New York Film Festival are on sale. Festival and VIP passes offer one of the best opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival's biggest events, including Opening and Closing Night.

The 56th New York Film Festival Main Slate

Opening Night

The Favourite

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos



Dir. Alfonso Cuarón

Closing Night

At Eternity's Gatel

Dir. Julian Schnabel

3 Faces

Dir. Jafar Panahi

Asako I & II

Dir. Rysuke Hamaguchi

Ash Is Purest White

Dir. Jia Zhangke

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Dir. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen


Dir. Lee Chang-dong

Cold War

Dir. Pawe Pawlikowski

A Faithful Man/L'Homme fidele

Dir. Louis Garrel

A Family Tour

Dir. Ying Liang

La Flor

Dir. Mariano Llinás


Dir. Hong Sangsoo

Happy as Lazzaro/Lazzaro felice

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher

Her Smell

Dir. Alex Ross Perry

High Life

Dir. Claire Denis

Hotel by the River

Dir. Hong Sangsoo

If Beale Street Could Talk

Dir. Barry Jenkins

The Image Book/Le Livre d'image

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

In My Room

Dir. Ulrich Khler

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Dir. Bi Gan

Monrovia, Indiana

Dir. Frederick Wiseman


Dir. Olivier Assayas

Private Life

Dir. Tamara Jenkins


Dir. Richard Billingham


Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Sorry Angel

Dir. Christophe Honoré

Too Late to Die Young

Dir. Dominga Sotomayor


Dir. Christian Petzold


Dir. Paul Dano


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