NYFF 2019 Preview

2019 has been thoroughly lackluster so far in terms of the films that have been released, and though there are a few movies I’m very much looking forward to this fall, I don’t think it’s shaping up to be a banner year.

Which makes it extra-exciting that Film at Lincoln Center has just announced their official main slate selections for the 57th New York Film Festival, which include some of the big-ticket titles I’ve been dying to see since Cannes (Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Pain and Glory), as well as a number of very promising-looking foreign films I either didn’t know much about or that hadn’t been on my radar at all before reading the descriptions on the NYFF website.


Though festival-going can be exhausting (especially at NYFF, where I’m almost always rushing out of work in order to make it to screenings on time), I’m going to try to squeeze in as many titles as I can this year, because I’m STARVED for good movies right now, and am hopeful that a robust, productive NYFF will provide me some satiation. Fingers crossed.