Cannes Winner ‘Amour’ Joins New York Film Fest Lineup

Main NYFF lineup adds Michael Haneke's acclaimed drama "Amour," Brian De Palma's "Passion" and FDR drama "Hyde Park on Hudson," among others

Michael Haneke's Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Amour" (below), Roger Michell's FDR film "Hyde Park on Hudson" and Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" are among the films screening at this year's New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced on Thursday.

AmourThe 32 films that will make up the festival's main slate also include Brian De Palma's "Passion," Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" and Sally Potter's "Ginger and Rosa."

The NYFF previously announced its opening-night selection, "Life of Pi," its closing night film, "Flight," and its centerpiece gala, "Not Fade Away."

Many of the new additions have screened at previous festivals, with a healthy group of Cannes titles that also includes Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone in Love," Pablo Larrain's "No," Cristian Mungiu's "Beyond the Hills" and Alain Resnais' "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."

The one newly-announced world premiere, which joins premieres "Life of Pi," "Flight" and "Not Fade Away," is Alan Berliner's "First Cousin Once Removed."

“The films making up the main slate of this year's NYFF, have in common a general quality of fearlessness that unites otherwise very disparate works," said selection committee chair Richard Pena in a release announcing the selections. "These are films that go all the way, works willing to take the risk or chance that by doing so they may be bringing audiences to places they might rather not go.”

Additional progamming will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival, NYFF's 50th, will open on Sept. 28 and run through Oct. 14.  

The main slate:

Opening Night Gala Selection
"Life of Pi," Ang Lee

Centerpiece Gala Selection
"Not Fade Away," David Chase

Closing Night Gala Selection
"Flight," Robert Zemeckis

"Amour," Michael Haneke
"Araf – Somewhere in Between," Yeşim Ustaoğlu
"Barbara," Christian Petzold
"Beyond the Hills" ("După dealuri"), Cristian Mungiu
"Bwakaw," Jun Robles Lana
"Caesar Must Die" ("Cesare deve morire"), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
"Camille Rewinds" ("Camille redouble"), Noémie Lvovsky
"The Dead Man and Being Happy" ("El muerto y ser feliz"), Javier Rebello
"Fill the Void" ("Lemale et ha'halal"), Rama Burshtein
"First Cousin Once Removed," Alan Berliner
"Frances Ha," Noah Baumbach
"The Gatekeepers" ("Shomerei Ha’saf"), Dror Moreh
"Ginger and Rosa," Sally Potter
"Here and There" ("Aquí y Allá"), Antonio Mendez Esparza
"Holy Motors," Leos Carax
"Hyde Park on Hudson," Roger Michell
"Kinasha Kids," Marc-Henri Wajnberg
"The Last Time I Saw Macao" ("A Última Vez Que Vi Macau"), João Pedro Rodrigues
"Leviathan," Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
"Like Someone in Love," Abbas Kiarostami
"Lines of Wellington" ("Linhas de Wellington"), Valeria Sarmiento
"Memories Look at Me" ("Ji Yi Wang Zhe Wo"), Song Fang
"Night Across the Street" ("La Noche de enfrente"), Raul Ruiz
"No," Pablo Larrain
"Our Children" ("À perdre la raison"), Joachim Lafosse
"Passion," Brian De Palma
"Something in the Air" ("Après Mai"), Olivier Assayas
"Tabu," Miguel Gomes
"You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" ("Vous n'avez encore rien vu"), Alain Resnais