A 3-D film by Jean-Luc Godard, a hotly anticipated wrestling thriller by Bennett Miller and new works by the seasoned directors David Cronenberg and Mike Leigh are among the 30 films that will make up the main slate of this year’s New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Wednesday.
Along with Mr. Godard’s “Goodbye to Language,” his 39th feature film, and Mr. Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” about a schizophrenic coach, the 52nd annual festival will show Mr. Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars,” starring Julianne Moore, and Mr. Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” about the English artist J.M.W. Turner. All four works won awards at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Additional titles include “The Wonders,” an Italian film about a family of beekeepers that won the director, Alice Rohrwacher, the Grand Prix at Cannes, and “Whiplash,” by Damien Chazelle, which looks at the struggles of a young musician and collected the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The festival will also show the United States premiere of “Time Out of Mind” by Oren Moverman, who directed “The Messenger” and wrote “Jesus Son” and “I’m Not There.”
As previously announced, the festival will open with the world premiere of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn, and close with “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” starring Michael Keaton.
Its centerpiece film, “Inherent Vice” – described by Kent Jones, director of the New York Film Festival as “a phantasmagorical journey through the past” – was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and is based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.
The festival runs Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. A full list of the main slate films is here.