"The Queen" and other film features of U.S and foreign productions will be screened at the 44th New York Film Festival set to open September 29, 2006.
Drawing near to its unveiling on Friday, September 29 this year, the 44th Annual New York Film Festival organizers have revealed list of film features screened at the event up to its closing date on October 15, presenting a selection of pictures of either local or foreign productions.
From U.S, there will be Stephen Frears' acclaimed drama "The Queen" starring Helen Mirren which is going to be the opener of the festival also Todd Field' "Little Children" and Sofia Coppola's period piece "Marie Antoinette." Featuring great talents like Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly, "Children" sets to be shown on September 30 with "Antoinette" following up on October 13.
As for foreign productions, lineups include Studio Canal's high-profile project of "Inland Empire" directed by Stephen Frears and Pedro Almodovar's highly anticipated adventure comedy "Volver", as well as movies from Canada, Mali, Austria, France, Iran, and several Asian countries. For complete list of films screened, please check at http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/program/films/films.html.
One of the United States's most prestigious film festivals, the New York Film Festival was first held in 1962. For this year's event, it screens 25 new feature films and 15 new short films with special screenings of Warren Beatty's "Reds", Lino Brocka's "Insiang", and Alberto Lattuada's "Mafioso" plus side program "50 Years of Janus Films."