The New York Film Festival has released the lineup for its 55th edition — a twenty-five movie slate that is lighter on world premieres. Every film here is a carry-over from earlier 2017 festivals, including Cannes and Sundance. According to The Sun, Netflix and Amazon are at the forefront with their major film submissions.

‘Before We Vanish’

This Japanese movie was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. “Before We Vanish” is a profoundly mystical affirmation of love as the only form of salvation and resistance.

Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Mahiro Takasugi, and Yuri Tsunematsu play the leading characters in this film.

‘Call Me by Your Name’

Directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, “Call Me by Your Name” is the story of a young boy named Elio, who lived in Italy during the 1980s. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017. It will swing into theaters on November 24, 2017. As of now, the film will be screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival later on this month and the Toronto International Film Festival in September, in addition to the New York Film Festival.

‘The Florida Project’

In “The Florida Project,” a young girl and her two best friends run wild on the grounds of a week-by-week motel complex.

In the meantime, her mom tries to cajole the hotel manager to turn a blind eye to the way she pays the rent. Overall, "The Florida Project" is an interesting story of a mother and her children. The film was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.


Several of the pictures garnered healthy buzz at earlier festivals, "Mudbound" would be the New York event’s centerpiece.

Following its Sundance premiere, this historic drama had distribution offers from both Annapurna Pictures and A24. Earlier this year, it was reported that Netflix had acquired distribution rights to the film. Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, and Jason Mitchell are in the leading characters.

‘The Square’

The Square” is a precisely observed, modern comedy of the year.

It’s safe to say that “The Square” is the most ambitious film by one of contemporary cinema’s incisive social satirists, the rare movie to have many laughs and ideas.

Who is not to say these aren’t marvelous choices? The New York Film Festival has always favored quality above everything else, so fans should have high expectations.