New York Film Festival 2010 - Main Slate

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1. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 540,711 | Gross: $96.96M

Opening night

2. The Tempest (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand

Votes: 6,772 | Gross: $0.28M

Centerpiece

3. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 84,897 | Gross: $32.75M

Closing night

4. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 25,440 | Gross: $3.21M

5. Aurora (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama

63 Metascore

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,332

6. Vénus noire (2010)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History

The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 2,122

7. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 11,505 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

82 Metascore

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 17,027 | Gross: $1.34M

9. Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

64 Metascore

The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset

Votes: 2,209 | Gross: $0.03M

10. Le Quattro Volte (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino | Stars: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano, Artemio Vallone

Votes: 3,190 | Gross: $0.15M

11. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: LennoNYC (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Elton John, Roy Cicala

Votes: 484

12. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 9,711 | Gross: $0.98M

13. My Joy (2010)

Not Rated | 127 min | Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Viktor Nemets, Vladimir Golovin, Aleksey Vertkov, Dmitriy Gotsdiner

Votes: 1,878 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Mistérios de Lisboa (2010)

Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 2,796 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 13,530 | Gross: $3.95M

16. Oki's Movie (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Yu-mi Jung, Seong-kun Mun, Tae-goo Eom

Votes: 782

17. Old Cats (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Isadora (Belgica Castro) and Enrique (Alejandro Sievking) live a comfortable life. They have a modest yet elegant apartment in Santiago's old downtown district complete with a lovely ... See full summary »

Directors: Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Silva | Stars: Bélgica Castro, Claudia Celedón, Catalina Saavedra, Alejandro Sieveking

Votes: 432

18. Shi (2010)

Unrated | 139 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hee-ra Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 7,770 | Gross: $0.36M

19. Post Mortem (II) (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

72 Metascore

In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Amparo Noguera

Votes: 1,760

20. Revolución (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

Made up of 10 short films, 'Revolucion' analyzes through the eyes of the directors what is the revolution today and what it means to the young minds of Mexico.

Directors: Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo García, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas, Patricia Riggen | Stars: Yolanda Abbud L., Adriana Barraza, Mónica Bejarano, Ari Brickman

Votes: 330

21. Ovsyanki (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Igor Sergeev, Yuriy Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 1,897

22. O Estranho Caso de Angélica (2010)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Luís Miguel Cintra

Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Marti, dupã Crãciun (2010)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Maria Popistasu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 3,830 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 10,890 | Gross: $0.18M

25. Somos lo que hay (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

65 Metascore

When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Michel Grau | Stars: Francisco Barreiro, Adrián Aguirre, Diego Casas Anaya, Mario Arellano

Votes: 4,144