The New York Film Festival has announced their 2023 main slate lineup, including an exciting list of highly anticipated projects from esteemed auteurs.
Last week, we reported on the lineup for the Venice Film Festival, which will begin August 30th. Although the New York Film Festival will begin nearly a month later (Todd Haynes’ May December is set to open the festival September 29th), the collection of movies is just as eclectic and interesting as the former.
Many of the same movies will overlap between the upcoming slate of festivals, but there are always some unique differences between the two. The NYFF is also held in the United States – possibly the first time many of those in the States will be able to see some of these heralded movies.
Many of these releases seem to be set in stone, but there’s always the possibility that a few movies get pulled from the lineup due to the ongoing strikes by the SAG-AFTRA and WGA. We wrote about the postponements of movies like Challengers and Drive-Away Dolls, but there’s a chance more get pushed back if movie stars aren’t able to market their own films and attend these festivals.
Unlike many other notable film festivals, the New York Film Festival does not host competition between the selections. Instead, they choose a trio of opening night, closing night, and centerpiece pictures to headline the festivities.
New York Film Festival 2023 Lineup
May December – Todd Haynes (Opening Night)
Priscilla – Sofia Coppola (Centerpiece)
Ferrari – Michael Mann (Closing Night)
About Dry Glasses – Nuri Bilge Ceylan
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt – Raven Jackson
The Beast – Bertrand Bonello
La Chimera – Alice Rohrwacher
Close Your Eyes – Victor Erice
The Delinquents – Rodrigo Moreno
Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World – Radu Jude
Eureka – Lisandro Alonso
Evil Does Not Exist – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Fallen Leaves – Aki Kaurismaki
Green Border – Agnieszka Holland
Here – Bas Devos
In Our Day – Hong Sangsoo
In Water – Hong Sangsoo
Janet Planet – Annie Baker
Kidnapped – Marco Bellocchio
Last Summer – Catherine Breillat
Music – Angela Schanelec
Orlando, My Political Biography – Paul B. Preciado
Perfect Days – Wim Wenders
Pictures of Ghosts – Kleber Mendonca Filho
La Práctica – Martin Rejtman
The Settlers – Felipe Gálvez
The Shadowless Tower – Zhang Lu
Youth (Spring) – Wang Bing
The Currents, Spotlight, Revivals, and Talks sections of the New York Film Festival 2023 will be released soon!