MoMA's New Directors/New Films Complete Lineup Announced
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art announced the full lineup today for the 41st edition of New Directors/New Films (March 21-April 1).
Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, the festival includes 29 feature films (24 narrative, five documentary) and 12 short films representing 28 countries.
The Opening Night feature, screening on Wednesday, March 21 at MoMA, is Nadine Labaki's WHERE DO WE GO NOW?. Labaki's follow-up to the critically acclaimed CARAMEL follows the events that transpire after women of different religions in a remote Lebanese village band together and invent schemes to prevent their men from killing each other in the intractable religious conflict that surrounds their community.
This entertaining and unlikely near-musical tears down stereotypes of women in the Middle East and uses humor to explore serious subjects, with one eye toward Aristophanes' Lysistrata and the other toward Bollywood. The winner of audience awards at the Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals after a successful premiere in Cannes, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? is both refreshing and unflinching. The film is a Sony Pictures Classics Release.