Sebastian Stan (left), Adam Pearson (center) - UWS set of A Different Man - July 8, 2022
Sebastian Stan (left), Adam Pearson (center) - UWS set of A Different Man - July 8, 2022
New Directors / New Films Runs April 3 - 14

(released 3/25/2024)

The 53rd New Directors/New Films lineup has been announced. Tickets and packages are on sale. The 53rd edition will take place April 3 though April 14, 2024. A half century of celebrating filmmakers who speak to the present and anticipate the future of cinema with work that pushes the envelope in unexpected and striking ways. This year's selection will include one world premiere, 14 North American premieres, five U.S. premieres and 15 New York premieres. 25 features and 10 short films will be introduced.

New Directors/New Films is presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art. Films will screen at several locations so the need to note the screening location for each film is necessary. Venues include: Film at Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater (165 W 65th Street), the Francesca Beale Theater (144 W 65th Street), and The Museum of Modern Art Titus1/Titus2 Theaters (11 W 53rd Street).

On April 3rd, the New York premiere of Aaron Schimberg's A DIFFERENT MAN will screen. Starring Sebastian Stan in a performance as Edward, an aspiring actor with severe facial disfigurement. The New Directors/New Films will screen Theda Hammel's STRESS POSITIONS, a discombobulating queer comedy set in Brooklyn during the summer of 2020. The line up of films showcases films from more than 30 countries and prize winners from the Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Sarajevo and Sundance film festivals.

Dan Sullivan, Programmer, Film at Lincoln Center, and 2024 ND/NF Co-Chair says, "It just feels right for us to bookend this year's edition of ND/NF with two exciting new features by local filmmakers, as a reminder of what ND/NF has always been about: early encounters between the most cutting-edge emerging artists in international cinema and the New York audience who will be engaging with their work for years to come. Aaron Schimberg's A Different Man is a delirious, complex, and hilarious work that evokes the best black comedies produced on the streets and inside the apartments of New York City in the 1960s and '70s (with a healthy dash of body horror and metanarrative). Likewise, Theda Hammel's similarly funny and spellbindingly chaotic Stress Positions conjures the irreverence and messiness of that era's cinematic underground but in an utterly contemporary and accessible vernacular, yielding a comic and incisive picture of trans and queer life in the city."

La Frances Hui, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA, and 2024 ND/NF Co-chair observes, "This year's ND/NF lineup is a splendid exhibition of adventure, courage, and ambition. The latest class of new directors finds imaginative use of the film language to craft works that celebrate joy and love, while also reflecting on pain, conflict, and our shared humanity. Their creativity embodies profound insight and inspiration, reaffirming cinema's relevance and essential place in contemporary expression."

The complete 2024 New Directors/New Films lineup:

All, or Nothing at All dir. Jiajun "Oscar" Zhang
Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry dir. Elene Naveriani
Blaga's Lessons dir. Stephan Komandarev
Cu Li Never Cries dir. Pham Ngoc Lân
The Day I Met You dir. André Novais Oliveira
A Different Man dir. Aaron Schimberg
Dreaming & Dying dir. Nelson Yeo
Exhibiting Forgiveness dir. Titus Kaphar
Explanation for Everything dir. Gábor Reisz
Foremost By Night dir. Víctor Iriarte
Good One dir. India Donaldson
A Good Place dir. Katharina Huber
Grace dir. Ilya Povolotsky
Hesitation Wound dir. Selman Nacar
Intercepted dir. Oksana Karpovych
A Journey in Spring dir. Wang Ping-Wen, Peng Tzu-Hui
Lost Country dir. Vladimir Perišic
Malu dir. Pedro Freire
Meezan dir. Shahab Mihandoust
Of Living Without Illusion dir. Katharina Lüdin
Omen dir. Baloji
Otro Sol dir. Francisco Rodríguez Teare
The Permanent Picture dir. Laura Ferrés
The Rim dir. Alberto Gracia
Stress Positions dir. Theda Hammel

Shorts Program I
Via Dolorosa dir. Rachel Gutgarts
Goodbye First Love dir. Shuli Huang
Shimmering Bodies dir. Inês Teixeira
Nos Îles dir. Aliha Thalien
The Voice of Others dir. Fatima Kaci

Shorts Program II
Break no. 1 & Break no. 2 dir. Lei Lei
The Night of the Minotaur dir. Juliana Zuluaga Montoya
Kill 'Em All dir. Sebastian Molina Ruiz
The Porn Selector dir. Lou Fauroux
Digital Devil Saga dir. Cameron Worden

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