FSLC Announces Revivals Lineup for NYFF55

FSLC Announces Revivals Lineup for NYFF55
Hallelujah the Hills

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces THE LINEUP for Revivals, taking place during the 55th New York Film Festival (NYFF), September 28-October 15. The Revivals section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.

Two venerated filmmakers from the festival's 2017 Main Slate lineup also have works featured in this year's Revivals section. Agnès Varda, who is returning to the festival alongside co-director JR with their new film Faces Places, will present her 1977 feminist musical One Sings, the Other Doesn't, which was the Opening Night selection of the fifteenth edition of NYFF forty years ago. And two works by Philippe Garrel-1968's black-and-white, silent film Le Révélateur and 1979's devastatingly personal L'Enfant secret-accompany his Main Slate selection Lover for a Day. Both directors will appear in person at the festival.

Other works making their return in brilliant new restorations are Hou Hsiao-hsien's often overlooked Daughter of THE NILE (NYFF26), on its 30th anniversary, Andrei Tarkovsky's Bergman-influenced final work, The Sacrifice (NYFF24), and Adolfas Mekas's Hallelujah the Hills, which premiered in the first New York Film Festival in 1963.

The Revivals section also celebrates Jean Vigo's legendary last film, L'Atalante, which was originally released just before the young filmmaker's death in a cruelly edited, 65-minute version. Reconstituted painstakingly over time, the film is now is the closest we may ever come to Vigo's original cut. Completing THE LINEUP are two masterworks by Kenji Mizoguchi, both released in the same year-Sansho the Bailiff and A Story from Chikamatsu; long-thought-lost gothic tale The Old Dark House, by James Whale; Humberto Solás's vivid first feature Lucía, a key work of Cuban cinema; Jean-Luc Godard's made-for-TV chase movie Grandeur and Decadence, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud; Pedro Costa's rarely seen second feature, Casa de Lava; Jean Renoir's beautiful The Crime of Monsieur Lange; and Hallelujah the Hills, Adolf Mekas's landmark work of New American Cinema.

The 18-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Florence Almozini, FSLC Associate Director of Programming; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.

As previously announced, the NYFF55 Opening Night is Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying, Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck is Centerpiece, Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel is Closing Night, and the Retrospective honors Robert Mitchum's centenary. The complete lineup for the Main Slate can be found here and for Projections, here.

NYFF Special Events, Spotlight on Documentary, and Convergence sections, as well as filmmaker conversations and panels, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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