Line-Up Announced for New York Film Festival; Features CARNAGE, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, and THE DESCENDANTS

     August 17, 2011


This year’s festival season continues to take shape as the full line-up for the 2011 New York Film Festival has been revealed.  Roman Polanski’s Carnage will open the festival, Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn will be the “Centerpiece Gala Section”, there will be special gala presentations of David Croneneberg’s A Dangerous Method and Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In, and Alexander Payne’s The Descendants will close out the festival.  Other noteworthy films playing are the Cannes’ sensations The Artist and Melancholia, the hit Sundance films Marcy Martha May Marlene, Martin Scorsese’s documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Abel Ferrara’s 4:44: Last Day on Earth, and Wim Wenders’ 3D film Pina.

Hit the jump for the full line up.  The New York Film Festival runs from September 30 – October 16th.

carnage-movie-poster-french-01The 49th New York Film Festival main-slate:

Opening Night Gala Selection

Director: Roman Polanski
Country: France/Germany/Poland

Centerpiece Gala Selection
“My Week With Marilyn”
Director: Simon Curtis
Country: UK

Special Gala Presentations
“A Dangerous Method”
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: UK/Canada/Germany

“The Skin I Live In”
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Country: Spain

Closing Night Gala Selection
“The Descendants”
Director: Alexander Payne
Country: USA

Main Slate

“4:44: Last Day on Earth”
Director: Abel Ferrara
Country: USA

“The Artist”
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Country: France

“Corpo Celeste”
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Country: Italy/Switzerland/France

Director: Joseph Cedar
Country: Israel

“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
Director: Martin Scorsese
Country: USA

“Goodbye First Love”
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Country: France/Germany

“The Kid With a Bike”
Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Country: Belgium/France

“Le Havre”
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Country: Finland/France/Germany

“The Loneliest Planet”
Director: Julia Loktev
Country: USA/Germany

martha-marcy-may-marlene-movie-poster-01“Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Director: Sean Durkin
Country: USA

Director: Lars von Trier
Country: Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany/Italy

“Miss Bala”
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
Country: Mexico

“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Country: Turkey

Director: Wim Wenders
Country: Germany/France/UK

Director: Ruben Östlund
Country: Sweden/France/Denmark

Director: Nadav Lapid
Country: Israel/France

“A Separation”
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Country: Iran

Director: Steve McQueen
Country: UK

“Sleeping Sickness”
Director: Ulrich Köhler
Country: Germany/France/Netherlands

“The Student”
Director: Santiago Mitre
Country: Argentina

“This Is Not a Film”
Director: Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Country: Iran

“The Turin Horse”
Director: Béla Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky
Country: Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/USA

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