Is the 45th New York Film Festival more than the sum of its parts? With parts this good, does it matter? Still, the question is hard to shake. Every festival program represents a set of decisions, and the decision at New York to present the best of the best does not go unchallenged. When the complaint arises that the program derives almost exclusively from the selection of other festivals, New York replies: Yes, but isn't that where the best are found? And reflect, if you will, on the... More >>>
By Marjane Satrapi
Closing-night jitters: Writers/directors Vincent Parannaud and Marjane Satrapi will screen Persepolis on the last night of the festival, October 14. Satrapi imagines it will go something like this.