54th New York Film Festival lineup revealed

A few points:
Cannes retreads: The Unknown Girl is supposedly a different version than the one shown at Cannes. The Dardennes have edited the film since its May croissette premiere. What I saw back then was a refined, greatest hits type of film from the brothers instead of something fresh and incisive. Same thing goes for Pedro Almosovar's Julieta which which had a lukewarm reception no only at Cannes, but also in his nativ country of Spain where the film was released earlier in the year. As for I,  Daniel Blake, which won the Palme D'or! It has powerful moments infused with mediocre scenes as well. Would I recommend it? You bet I would. Is it Palme worthy? Of course not.
Kent Jones has stated that more surprises would be revealed, which probably means surprise screenings. Scorsese or Ang Lee perhaps.
Notice Barry Jenkins and Moonlight, which is looking more and more like n under-the-radar contender with bows at TIFF and Teluride as well. 
Mean Girls meets disaster flick with comic book writer/artist Dash Shaw’s feature-length animation, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, starring the voices of Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts will also be at TIFF.

Alison Maclean and The Rehearsal. Her first film since Jesus Son back in, wait for it, 1999. Berlin favorities Fire at SeaSon of Joseph and Things to Come have made the cut.


In BOLD are what Ive already seen:

Opening Night: The 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay
Centerpiece: 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills
Closing Night: The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray
Aquarius, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt
Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi
Graduation (Bacalaureat), directed by Cristian Mungiu
Hermia and Helena, directed by Matías Piñeiro
I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach
Julieta, directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Manchester by the Sea, directed by Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea, directed by Dash Shaw
Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín
Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch
Personal Shopper, directed by Olivier Assayas
The Rehearsal, directed by Alison Maclean
Sieranevada, directed by Cristi Puiu
Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph), directed by Eugène Green
Staying Vertical (Rester vertical), directed by Alain Guiraudie
Things to Come (L’Avenir), directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade
The Unknown Girl, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Yourself and Yours, directed by Hong Sangsoo

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