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NYFF MASTERWORKS: Elegant Elegies: The Films of Masahiro Shinoda
Sept. 25 – Oct. 10
Gamblers betting it all in games they can’t win, samurais heading into their final battles, lovers realizing their bonds are no match for an uncaring destiny: Welcome to the remarkable universe of Masahiro Shinoda. A spectacular filmmaker key to the Japanese New Wave, Shinoda was fascinated by both traditional Japanese aesthetics and the modernity of cinema. We’re honored to welcome Mr. Shinoda to this year’s festival for this special tribute, presented as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Japan-NYC Friendship.
NYFF MASTERWORKS: Fernando de Fuentes’ Mexican Revolution Trilogy
Sept. 29 – 30
A foundational figure of Mexican cinema, Fernando de Fuentes directed this unparalleled, unflinching triptych with an empathetic realism that recalls John Ford.