Sunday, August 11, 2019




The New York Film Festival opened in 1963 with Luis Bunuel's THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, from Mexico.

25 opening nights featured US productions or co-productions, including all the last eight. French films opened the festival 15 times. China, Japan, and the Soviet Union have also been represented, along with a number of other European countries.

Francois Truffaut has been featured three times, with SMALL CHANGE (1976), DAY FOR NIGHT (1973), and THE WILD CHILD (1970), and Pedro Almodovar twice, with ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999) and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (1988). Akira Kurasawa with RAN (1985) and Jean-Luc Godard with ALPHAVILLE (1965) are also among the many great names of world cinema that have been seen on opening night.

Of course, many of these and other great filmmakers have had additional films in the Main Slate.  In fact, Almodovar arrives again this year with PAIN AND GLORY.

Here's the complete list of NYFF opening night films:

NYFF 57 2019 The Irishman (Martin Scorcese, US)
NYFF 56 2018 The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/UK/US)
NYFF 55 2017 Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater, US)
NYFF 54 2016 13TH (Ava DuVernay, US)
NYFF 53 2015 The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, US)
NYFF 52 2014 Gone Girl (David Fincher, US)
NYFF 51 2013 Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, US)
NYFF 50 2012 Life of Pi (Ang Lee, US)
NYFF 49 2011 Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Poland)
NYFF 48 2010 The Social Network (David Fincher, US)
NYFF 47 2009 Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France)
NYFF 46 2008 The Class (Laurent Cantet, France)
NYFF 45 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, US)
NYFF 44 2006 The Queen (Stephen Frears, UK)
NYFF 43 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, US)
NYFF 42 2004 Look at Me (Agnès Jaoui, France)
NYFF 41 2003 Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, US)
NYFF 40 2002 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, US)
NYFF 39 2001 Va savoir (Jacques Rivette, France)
NYFF 38 2000 Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark)
NYFF 37 1999 All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
NYFF 36 1998 Celebrity (Woody Allen, US)
NYFF 35 1997 The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, US)
NYFF 34 1996 Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, UK)
NYFF 33 1995 Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, China)
NYFF 32 1994 Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, US)
NYFF 31 1993 Short Cuts (Robert Altman, US)
NYFF 30 1992 Olivier Olivier (Agnieszka Holland, France)
NYFF 29 1991 The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland/France)
NYFF 28 1990 Miller’s Crossing (Joel Coen, US)
NYFF 27 1989 Too Beautiful for You (Bertrand Blier, France)
NYFF 26 1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
NYFF 25 1987 Dark Eyes (Nikita Mikhalkov, Soviet Union)
NYFF 24 1986 Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch, US)
NYFF 23 1985 Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
NYFF 22 1984 Country (Richard Pearce, US)
NYFF 21 1983 The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US)
NYFF 20 1982 Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
NYFF 19 1981 Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, UK)
NYFF 18 1980 Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, US)
NYFF 17 1979 Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/US)
NYFF 16 1978 A Wedding (Robert Altman, US)
NYFF 15 1977 One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, France)
NYFF 14 1976 Small Change (François Truffaut, France)
NYFF 13 1975 Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
NYFF 12 1974 Don’t Cry with Your Mouth Full (Pascal Thomas, France)
NYFF 11 1973 Day for Night (François Truffaut, France)
NYFF 10 1972 Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)
NYFF  9 1971 The Debut (Gleb Panfilov, Soviet Union)
NYFF  8 1970 The Wild Child (François Truffaut, France)
NYFF  7 1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, US)
NYFF  6 1968 Capricious Summer (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
NYFF  5 1967 The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria)
NYFF  4 1966 Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)
NYFF  3 1965 Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
NYFF  2 1964 Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR)
NYFF  1 1963 The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, Mexico)



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