Long been perceived as an important precursor to the Oscars, New York Film Festival finally came to its 45th edition on Friday, September 28, 2007, marked with the starry New York premiere of Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited."
Some of the movie's cast cheerfully gathered together to bring highlight to the event, held at the city's Avery Fisher Hall. Adrien Brody landed on the scene wearing gray suit while co-star Bill Murray went more conventional, sporting white shirt and black suit with matching long tie. Meanwhile, the likes of Anjelica Huston, Camilla Rutherford, and Amara Karan represented the female lineup from the drama comedy.
Brody's current girlfriend, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, also made her way to accompany her beau at the occasion, this time letting her shiny hair fall down on one side of her shoulder. Others present included Hollywood's notable names such as Heather Graham, Jessica Lange, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, and Leelee Sobieski who looked dazzling in a long gold dress.
Running up to October 14, this year's New York Film Festival has been remarked by film program director Richard Pena to put more focus on "films where people really stare at something evil, and learn to cope with it, and sometimes defeat it." Fall into the category are titles like Japanese legal system drama "I Just Didn't Do It" and violent Western "No Country for Old Men" as well as Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead", among others.