14 films from new directors/new films to watch in 2024

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Ryosuke Hamaguchi, Christopher Nolan, Spike Lee, Chantal Akerman, Theo Angelopoulos, Lynn Ramsay, Tsai Ming-Liang, Michael Haneke, Lee Chang-dong, Terrence Davis, Shohei Imamura, Bi Gan, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar -Y, Yorgos Lanthimos, Denis Villeneuve, Céline Sciamma, Guillermo del Toro, Kelly Reichardt. These are some of the filmmakers presented to New York audiences at New Directors/New Films during more than 1,100 premieres over the past half century.

Now returning for its 53rd edition to Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art April 3-14, this year’s lineup includes 35 new films that have won awards at the Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Zaragoza and Sundance Film Festivals. Presenting the winners. Ahead of the festival starting next week, we’ve collected fourteen films to watch, and anyone can find out the full lineup and schedule here. Here,

All or nothing (Jiajun “Oscar” Zhang)

In All or nothing, director Jiajun “Oscar” Zhang uses an experimental structure that divides the film into halves. The same actor plays two sides of the narrative that sometimes intersect. The film takes place primarily in the Global Harbor shopping mall, whose stores and corridors set the backdrop for tales of relationships gone wrong. Some are coming to an end; Some are stopped at escalators and parking ramps. The two leads are Lan Tian (An Yu), either a dance instructor or a filmmaker, and Wu Yaoyi (Chen Xiaoyi), a clerk or a stoker. Liang Cuishan’s best performance is as Perry, who is a single mother in one part and a store manager in the other. The film has been screened in versions that reverse both parts. , Danielle.

blackbird blackbird blackberry (Alain Navariani)

Georgian cinema continues to show thriving signs of life blackbird blackbird blackberry, a film about a fiercely independent woman who encounters a splash of adventure and companionship for the first time. A success at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes earlier this year and a worthy winner of both Best Film and Actress at the Zaragoza Film Festival last week, blackbird It is the latest from 38-year-old director Alain Navariani, who co-wrote the script with writer and feminist activist Tamata Melashvili. From that collaboration comes an unexpected story about the shocks of attraction, about what bodies look like depending on how we see them and who is looking, and about the joys of touch and solitude and whether they need to be mutually exclusive. Is it required or not? , Rory O. (full review)

the day i met you (Andre Novais Oliveira)

A Brazilian lazy drunk, bent over thoughtfully, the day i met you Director Andre Novais Oliveira returns to new directors/new films after 2018 long way Home, Furthering his attentive eye to capture the pace of everyday life – with a particular focus on the sometimes still and hurried commutes – his latest story centers on Zeca (Renato Novaz), a lackadaisical school librarian. Is, who is unable to start his day, gets canned as a result. He then goes for a meeting with colleague Luisa (Grace Passo), in which they discuss the ups and downs of life, with a special focus on mental health. With a heart true to its characters and their places, the day i met you is an emotionally generous portrait of stagnation. , Jordan R.

a different man (Aaron Shimberg)

there are lots of ways a different man Many things can happen. Aaron Schimberg’s distinctly unsettling, uncomfortably unique feature at times plays as a reverse-Frankenstein medical horror, a sad life-imitating-art satire, and a spiraling relationship drama. To its ambitious and distinctive credit, it attempts to pack them all into ominous-sounding harmonies, as if Charlie Kaufman’s surreal Escher concoction had become Twilight Zone Episode adapted from David Lynch elephant man Or beauty and the Beast. It’s a deep, hilarious, and deeply disturbing portrait of a twisted man, while also being an unshakable mirror of an industry focused on appearances. , Jake K. (full review)

dreaming and dying (Nelson Yeo)

Have you ever seen a man in romantic tension with a fish? You’ll find that and more at Nelson Yeo dreaming and dying, a languid, sunshine-filled tale of unrequited love. Or mermaids. Or both? The story, well, is like a dream, so it is difficult to determine. This is a film about emotions–waking them, examining them, burying them. With only three actors (Peter Yu, Doreen Toh and Kelvin Ho) comprising its entire cast, dreaming and dying A small film with big ideas. And you love it when a director skips the opening titles 20 minutes in. , Lena W.

explanation for everything (Gabor Reese)

Politics is the enemy in Gabor Riese explanation for everythingAn ambitious, entertaining attempt from a Hungarian filmmaker to address the crisis of partition in his country. Filmed with an audience outside of Hungary in mind who may not understand its political reference points – a welcome choice that lets viewers figure things out as the film progresses – Ríez gradually builds up to a smaller , setting the scene for the key moment which snowballs into a national scandal. Starting out as a strange comedy, the film transforms into a long, desperate scream at the absurdity of how almost everything can be weaponized into political issues. , CJP (full review)

it was good (India Donaldson)

Kelly Reichardt has been around for two decades old happiness Showed how the wilderness can be an open canvas to explore the breaking points of male friendship and deal with midlife crises. While those emotional entanglements are timeless, it’s time to bring a whole new element to the conceit. India Donaldson’s carefully observed, refreshingly patient, beautifully presented debut feature it was good It changes the perspective of a 17-year-old girl who goes on a camping trip in the Catskills with her father and her best friend. Through the accumulation of subtle details and uneasy glances, the play becomes a portrait of increasingly crossed boundaries that lead to an ultimate breaking point. , Jordan R. (full review)

grace (Ilya Povolotsky)

Get ready for long takes, sparse dialogue, and excellent Kodak footage from cinematographer Nikolai Zheludovich. grace Takes you under his control. Ilya Povolotsky’s ambitious second feature is as lush as it is as it interweaves a strained father-daughter relationship with breathtaking views of the Russian countryside. Maria Lukyanova is mesmerizing in her film debut as the daughter, a teenager looking for more than the van she and her father live in. As she and her father (Gela Chitva) move to the Barents Sea, their off-the-grid cinephile lifestyle–and their relationship–becomes more unstable. , Lena W.

caught (Oksana Karpovich)

Because of Putin’s strong influence on media communications outside Russia, it may be difficult to get an accurate estimate of how demoralized his armed forces are in defending Ukraine against unjustified aggression. Two years after the invasion, a new documentary publicizes private Russian-language recordings intercepted by Ukraine’s security service. Captured the devastating warpath in Ukraine with a formally precise approach, Oksana Karpovych’s caught Takes an unprecedented dive into the psyche of the attacking forces. We hear stories of the mass murder of Ukrainian civilians, how they have succumbed to eating dogs, and are so disorganized that they are wounding their own army because families back home are worried about nuclear stockpiles and COVID origins. They are spreading fake propaganda about it. This is a candid, uncompromising documentary that shows how life should be in Ukraine, while also confirming that, even if the war eventually ends, mutual hatred will persist for generations. , Jordan R.

lost country (Vladimir Perisik)

Vladimir Perisic’s first feature since 2009 ordinary people, lost country Takes place in Serbia circa 1996, a country headed towards collapse during the rule of Slobodan Milosevic. Built from stunning reconstructions of period classrooms, courtyards and chaotic demonstrations, Perisic reveals details at a slow pace, focusing on the characters’ faces rather than their actions or words. In Jovan Ginić he plays a 15-year-old whose dangerous attraction to his mother Markleena (Jasna Đuričić) leads him to realize that she is a key player in a corrupt government. , Danielle.

meejan (Shahab Mihandoust)

Mizan REllie takes off in her final third. But its first two segments, about men working on fishing boats off the coast of Iran’s Khuzestan province, form a far more general documentary. meejan It takes a big leap when it enters a factory where women clean shrimp. Shahab Mihandadost creates compelling images of frantic, mind-numbing labor without ignoring its toll. Additionally, Ernst Karel’s sound design creates a vibrant world of offscreen noises and chatter. , Steve E.

another sun (Francisco Rodriguez Tier)

In another sun, writer-director Francisco Rodríguez Tier’s story loops in on itself, complicating characters and facts until it becomes impossible to determine what’s true. Two misfits leave Chile’s Atacama Desert to recreate the theft of a priceless heirloom from a cathedral in Cadiz, Spain. But did the original crime even occur? Tyer fills the story with charming liars and thieves who are fond of poetic statements like “storms put out the light in my mind.” real stars of another sun What are its locations, from a hut on a brown sand beach to the rooftops and streets around Cadiz Cathedral. , Danielle.

permanent picture (Lawrence Phares)

at the beginning of permanent picture A teenage girl gives birth, abandons her baby and disappears. Then, 50 years later, a casting director found her selling homemade perfume on the street. That, more or less, is the gist of Lawrence Ferres’s shape-shifting debut, an exploration of migrant anxieties in which shades of the director’s politics and personal history slowly emerge with a wink and a smile. As anyone watching will quickly discover, the two women are more connected than they know, yet this isn’t a film that hinges on any big revelations. Fares is very keen on this, he is more concerned about the peculiarities of human faces or how one might even begin to understand such a relationship. , Rory O. (full review)

nami (Alberto Gracia)

nami is a piece of mystical surrealism that evokes both the novels of José Saramago and the Greek weird wave, while never forgetting the characters’ struggle with poverty and alienation. Set in the port city of Ferrol in Spain’s Galicia region, it centers on a man named Damien (Alfonso Miguez) who struggles to improve his life by appearing on a TV game show. Instead he is mistaken for Cosme (played by the director), a guide for the blind who kills himself in the first scene. Where many filmmakers would resort to neo-neo-realism to depict this milieu, Garcia has created a fascinating puzzle – one that may leave you confused but imaginative enough not to risk boredom. , Steve E.

New directors/new films The film will be at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art April 3-14.

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