Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter to Close New York Film Festival


Today, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that the Closing Night film for the 48th New York Film Festival will be Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama Hereafter starring Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard and Cecile de France. It plays at the festival on Sunday, October 10, ten days before its theatrical release on October 20.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen), it tells the story of three people who have been touched by death in different ways. Hereafter joins Eastwood’s previous films that premiered at the New York Film Festival: The Changeling (2009 Centrepiece), Mystic River (2003 Opening Night film) and Bird (1988).

Furthermore, the Film Society announced the full slate for the 48th Annual Film Festival, which highlights a diverse batch of foreign films and documentaries, including new films from Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, Charles Ferguson (No End in Sight), Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy) and Sebastian Silva (The Maid).

You can see the full slate for the festival below. Tickets go on sale to the public on September 12, and you can read more about the festival at the Film Society blog.

Opening Night
THE SOCIAL NETWORK, David Fincher, 2010, USA, 120 min

THE TEMPEST, Julie Taymor, 2010, USA, 110 min

Closing Night
HEREAFTER, Clint Eastwood, 2010, USA, 126 min

ANOTHER YEAR, Mike Leigh, 2010, UK, 129 min

AURORA, Cristi Puiu, 2010, Romania, 181 min

BLACK VENUS, (Venus noire), Abdellatif Kechiche, France, 166 min

CARLOS, Olivier Assayas, 2010, France, 319 min

CERTIFIED COPY (Copie conformé), Abbas Kiarostami, 2010, France/Italy, 106 min

FILM SOCIALISME, Jean-Luc Godard, 2010, Switzerland, 101 min

INSIDE JOB, Charles Ferguson, 2010, USA, 120 min

LE QUATTRO VOLTE, Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010, Italy, 88 min

LENNON NYC, Michael Epstein, 2010, USA, 115 min

MEEK’S CUTOFF, Kelly Reichardt, 2010, USA, 104 min

MY JOY (Schastye moe), Sergei Loznitsa, 2010, Ukraine/Germany, 127 min

MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Misterios de Lisboa), Raul Ruiz, Portugal/France, 272 min

OF GODS AND MEN (Des homes et des dieux), Xavier Beauvois, 2010,
France, 120 min

OKI’S MOVIE (Ok hui ui yeonghwa), Hong Sang-soo, 2010, South Korea, 80 min

OLD CATS (Gatos viejos), Sebastian Silva, 2010, Chile, 88 min

POETRY (Shi), Lee Chang-dong, 2010, South Korea, 139 min

POST MORTEM, Pablo Larrain, 2010, Chile/Mexico/Germany, 98 min

REVOLUCION, Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Embecke, Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia
Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas,
Patricia Riggen, 2010, Mexico, 110 min

THE ROBBER (Der Räuber), Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria/Germany, 90 min

ROBINSON IN RUINS, Patrick Keiller, 2010, UK, 101 min

SILENT SOULS (Ovsyanki), Alexei Fedorchenko, Russia, 75 min

THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA (O estranho caso de Angélica), Manoel de Oliveira,
Portugal, 97 min

TUESDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS (Marti, dupa craciun), Radu Muntean,
Romania, 99 min
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010, UK/Thailand, 113 min

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (Somos lo que hay), Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico, 90 min