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August 29, 2006

The Euphoria of Filmlinc Membership: NYFF06


The program for the 44th New York Film Festival looks quite strong and nicely well rounded this year. Along with festival staples like Pedro Almodóvar, Alain Resnais, and Hong Sang-soo, there are also several off-the-beaten-path films that seem to have the potential to upstage the veterans, such as Our Daily Bread and Poison Friends from Emmanuel Bourdieu (co-screenwriter on How I Got Into an Argument... (My Sex Life), and re-discovery of classic gems, such as Reds, Mafioso, and Insiang.

Suffice it to say, my favorite Film Society of Lincoln Center membership perq is the advanced ticket sales for the NYFF, and this year, Christmas has come a week earlier than usual ...and these are the films in my fuzzy red and white stocking.

  • Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • Falling (Barbara Albert)
  • The Go Master (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
  • The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
  • Inland Empire (David Lynch)
  • Insiang (Lino Brocka, 1976)
  • Mafioso (Alberto Lattuada, 1962)
  • Marie Antoinette (Sophia Coppola)
  • Our Daily Bread (Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
  • Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
  • Poison Friends (Emmanuel Bourdieu)
  • Private Fears in Public Places (Coeurs) (Alain Resnais)
  • Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • These Girls (Tahani Rached)
  • Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)

Posted by acquarello on Aug 29, 2006 | | Filed under 2006, Quick Notes


Yes Our Daily Bread will be one of the best on this list. I'm looking forward to Lynch's latest most especially!
Tian Zhuangzhuang's Delamu wasn't released here yet, so who knows when this one will? But I saw 2 films he produced in august: Passages/Lu Cheng in China and Love of May/Wu yue zhi lian between China and Taiwan.

Happy Christmas and enjoy your festival! ;)

Posted by: HarryTuttle on Aug 31, 2006 4:12 AM | Permalink

Thanks, Harry, for the past few years, I've enjoyed the sidebar programs a lot more than the main festival (especially the Ozu and Shochiku retrospectives), so I'm really looking forward to this more balanced mix. And they haven't even announced the avant-garde sidebar films yet!

Posted by: acquarello on Aug 31, 2006 11:09 AM | Permalink

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