CATEGORIES Drama, Foreign Language, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Newsstand, New York, Cinematical Indie, Movie News, CinematicalA few weeks ago, the people at the New York Film Festival proudly announced that The Queen, a film about the English royal family's handling of the death of Princess Di (which is getting a ton of Oscar buzz for star Helen Mirren), would have its US premiere here in New York at the Festival's opening night. Though there has been speculation for some time that big names from Toronto and Cannes would make the trip to New York, no details about the rest of the NYFF slate had been officially revealed. This morning, though, some titles were announced, and the speculation was correct: Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth and Pedro Almodóvar's Volver (once scheduled for US release this summer) will both make their American debuts at NYFF. Del Toro's film scored the Festival's closing slot, while Volver has been declared the official "Centerpiece" film, an appellation that grants prestige and not much else. In addition, a restored print of Warren Beatty's multiple Oscar-winner Reds will be shown at the Festival in recognition of the film's 25th anniversary.
This year's New York Film Festival will run from September 29 to October 15.