The New York Film Festival began today. As always, I can’t afford to go to the things I want to see, and I don’t care enough about the other things I can afford.
To reject the festival, I am now commissioning my own personally curated collection of films, limited only by the Netflix Instant library. (Which, admittedly, is EXTREMELY limited now that they’ve somehow pulled everything I initially chose) Oh and I’m going to choose things I haven’t seen before, so we’ll be in it together!
Starting next week, every night at 7pm exactly, hit play.
Oct 1. Monday: The Haneke Tradition.
Michael Haneke has had a film in the festival every year for a while now, so it only makes sense that we begin with him. There’s only 3 Haneke films on instant watch, and I’ve seen two of them so…
Code Unknown (2000, Michael Haneke)
Oct 2. Tuesday: The Recently Deceased Perspective.
This year, they’re showing a film by Raul Ruiz in the festival as the great man passed last year. Let’s tackle the last mind fuck he had his hands solidly on together!
Mysteries Of Lisbon (2010, Raul Ruiz)
Oct 3. Wednesday: Humpday Classica
It’s Humpday. Let’s see some skin. And although I have taken style influences from, and even have a lipstick in the shade named after this movie, I have never actually seen this. Well, it’s about damn time.
Barbarella (1968, Roger Vadim)
Oct 4. Thursday: Asian Panorama
Ever since I first saw After Life, I knew I would love anything Kore-eda touches. Even if it’s the overly sentimental I Wish from last year. There’s just one on instant watch I haven’t done yet.
Still Walking (2008, Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Oct 5. Friday: Thank Holocaust It’s Friday Goreday.
No film festival is complete without at least one Holocaust film, right?
Europa Europa (1999, Agnieszka Holland)
Oct 6. Saturday: Educate Yo-self Documentary Day
Beaches of Ages is no longer on instant watch, but I found this other documentary she made about a neighbourhood in Paris. That sounds delightful, right? RIGHT??
Daguerréotypes (1976, Agnes Varda)
Oct 7. Sunday: Give Your Brain A Rest Day
I saw the trailer for this last year and really wanted to see it, but I missed it in the cinemas. BUT NOW, IT’S ON NETFLIX!! Perfection.
We Have A Pope (2011, Nanni Moretti)