30 septembre 2006

NYFF 2006

The 44th New York Film Festival
September 29 – October 15, 2006 - Official Website


  • 49 Up (2006/Michael Apted, UK) 1
  • Amitiés Maléfiques / Poison Friends (2006/Emmanuel Bourdieu, France) 1 2
  • August Days (2006/Marc Recha, Spain) 1
  • Bamako (2006/Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali/France) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  • Belle Toujours (2006/Manoel de Oliveira, France) 1 2 3 4
  • Climates (2006/Nuri Bilge Ceylan,Turkey) 1 2 3 4 5
  • Coeurs / Private Fears in Public Places (2006/Alain Resnais, France) 1 2 3 4 5
  • Election 1/2/3 (2006/Johnnie To, Hong Kong) 1 2
  • Falling (2006/Barbara Albert, Austria) 1
  • Inland Empire (2006/David Lynch, France/USA) 1 2 3 4 5 7
  • Jardins en Automne / Gardens in Autumn (2006/Otar Iosseliani. France) 1 2 3
  • Les Matins / A Little Bit Under The Weather (2005/Annick Raoul, France)
  • Little Children (2006/Todd Field, USA) 1 2 3 4 5
  • Mafioso (1962/Alberto Lattuada, Italy) 1 2 3 4
  • Marie Antoinette (2006/Sofia Coppola, USA) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  • Offside (2006/Jafar Panahi, Iran) 1 2 3
  • Our Daily Bread (2006/Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Austria) DOC 1 2 3
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006/Guillermo del Toro, Spain/Mexico) 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Paprika (2006/Satoshi Kon, Japan) 1 2 3 4
  • South of Ten (2006/Liza Johnson, USA)
  • Syndromes and a Century (2006/Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/France/Austria) 1 2 3 4
  • The Go Master (2006/Tian Zhuangzhuang, China/Japan) 1 2
  • The Host (2006/Bong Joon-ho, South Korea) 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006/Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, Canada) 1 2 3 4
  • The Queen (2006/Stephen Frears, UK) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • These Girls (2006/Tahani Rached, Egypt) DOC 1
  • Volver (2006/Pedro Almodóvar, Spain) 1 2 3 4
  • Woman on the Beach (2006/Hong Sang-soo, South Korea) 1 2 3 4 5 6


  • A Drop of Water (2006/Deniz Gamze Erguven, France/Turkey)
  • Alice Sees The Light (2006/Ariana Gerstein, USA)
  • Chronicle of A Jump (2005/Zohar Lavi, Israel/USA)
  • Cubs (2006/Tom Harper , UK)
  • Fourteen (2005/Nicole Barnette , USA)
  • Lump (2006/Faye Jackson , UK)
  • In The Tradition of My Family (2005/Todd Davis, USA)
  • Innocence (2005/Arnaud Gautier, France)
  • Jimmy Blue (2006/Joseph Infantolino, USA)
  • Salt Kiss / Beijo de sal (2006/Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa , Brazil/USA)
  • The Caretakers (2006/Elisabeth Subrin, USA)
  • The Day I Died/El Dia que mori (2005/Maryam Keshavarz, Argentina/USA)
  • The Naked Race (2005/Benoit Forgeard, UK)


  • Insiang (1976/Lino Brocka, The Philippines) 1 2
  • Reds (1981/Warren Beatty, USA) 1
  • El Topo (1970/Alejandro Jodorowsky, Spain/Mexico) 1
  • The Holy Mountain (1973/Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico/USA) 1
  • Brand Upon The Brain! (2006/Guy Maddin, Canada) 1
  • Scenes from the City: 40 Years of Filmmaking in New York
  • Looking at Jazz
  • Picturing Development: The Case of Bamako


Stephen Frears
Michael Apted
Guillermo del Toro

AVANT GARDE www 1 2 3 4 5


  • Jules and Jim
  • The Rules of The Game
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Children of Paradise
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Knife in the Water
  • Cria Cuervos
  • Monika
  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism
  • The 400 Blows
  • Antoine et Colette
  • The Cranes are Flying
  • La Strada
  • The Organizer
  • The Makioka Sisters
  • Wild Strawberries
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Viridiana
  • Cleo From 5 to 7
  • Zéro de conduite
  • The Seven Samurai
  • The Earrings of Madame de...
  • L’Avventura
  • Ballad of a Soldier
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Day of Wrath
  • High and Low
  • Kwaidan
  • Fires of the Plain
  • Walkabout
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Death of a Cyclist


I've only seen 6 films from this impressive line up. I will watch Amitiés Maléfiques soon (released here this week). So there are more titles on my anticipation list, than in my recommendations.
MUST SEE : Our Daily Bread; Climates
WORTHWHILE : Bamako; Volver; Marie Antoinette
DON'T BOTHER : Jardins en Automne

Roughtly in preferential order my anticipation list:
Inland Empire; Syndromes and a Century; Woman on the Beach; The Go Master; These Girls; Belle Toujours; Coeurs; Pan’s Labyrinth; The Queen

The sidebar retrospectives also offer some great gems, like Jodorowsky's El Topo and The Holy Mountain (which I saw recently on its new remastered print from Cannes Classics). Lots of praise around Philipino's Insiang by Brocka too. And the Janus sidebar is like a list of historical canon masterpieces! Notably the rare silent swedish film The Phantom Carriage. And from what I need to see for a long time : Cria Cuervos; WR: Mysteries of the Organism; The Makioka Sisters; Fires of the Plain; Walkabout; Ballad of a Soldier; Sansho the Bailiff.

Jim Emerson at Scanners puts into question the relevance of the NYFF. And comments AO Scott's article of the festival in the NYT.

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Online Reports :

For more reviews check out my posts for Cannes and Toronto

6 commentaires:

HarryTuttle a dit…

At Scanners Jim Emerson's second part of the NYFF dispute in response to NYT Dargis.

Anonyme a dit…

Harry --

Have you written about Climates anywhere? I just saw it yesterday and I absolutely loved it. Quite a few of my fellow NY bloggers hated it tremendously, which I just don't understand. The first six minutes grabbed me like few films have.

I'm working on my review, which will be up on my site around the time of the NYC opening, later this month.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the film.

HarryTuttle a dit…

No I never got around to write on it yet. I wanted to do a still photograph analysis, one of the beach shots.
I noticed Aaron Willis disliked it. Are there others NY reviews out there?
I agree Climates is inferior to Distant, but it's magnificent and interesting nonetheless.
I'll try to post on it soon. It's been a few months since I saw it though.

Thanks for your great GreenCine dispatches ;)

Anonyme a dit…

Aaron and I, who are more often than not in agreement about films, clashed bitterly on two titles at the NYFF - Coeurs and Climates. I actually preferred Climates to Distant, though a good breakup film is always bound to pique my interest. So much was said in that film with so few words. It reminded me in many ways of Hong Sang-soo, something I hope to address in my review.

Anonyme a dit…

That Aaron Willis guy is a clown, though I agree with his assessment of Climates.

HarryTuttle a dit…

Sorry Aaron Hillis... (thanks for the correction, one again i'm guilty of the Deception fallacy, or was it slander?) I might have thought you looked too much like Bruce Willis. Just a typo, no offense intended.

I respect your take on Climates, it's probably not the best candidate to defend the inner value of "boring art films".
I'm happy you admired and defended Geyrhalter's Our Daily Bread, which is less accessible than Climates.
I understand why someone would feel left out in such film. Actually I would like to address your blames.

I thought what the film did well was to portray the latent discord at the heart of a couple on the brink of breakup while still pretending everything is fine.

It didn't occur to me during the film, but your comparison to Hong Sang-soo is really interesting, Filmbrain! Looks evident now.