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Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming Hereafter, starring Matt Damon, is now slated to close this year’s installment of the New York Film Festival. David Fincher’s The Social Network is opening the fest and Julie Taymor’s The Tempest is another of the big films; new additions to the program include Certified Copy, We Are What We Are (the ‘Mexican cannibal movie’), Another Year and Meek’s Cutoff. That is, most of the big Cannes films are in the fest, including Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Hereafter is written by Peter Morgan and features Damon as a reluctant psychic dealing with issues with his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) while Cecile De France plays a TV journalist who has a near-death experience during the 2004 tsunami. Their lives all come together along with a young boy dealing with the death of his twin brother. Early reports pegged it as a more supernatural film than it really seems to be. Rather, the movie is about loss and grief, and Eastwood has called it his ‘chick flick.’

After the break, the entire NYFF program as it currently stands.

Opening Night

The Social Network
David Fincher, 2010, USA, 120 min

Centerpiece

The Tempest
Julie Taymor, 2010, USA, 110 min

Closing Night

Hereafter
Clint Eastwood, 2010, USA, 126 min

Official Lineup

Another Year
Mike Leigh, 2010, UK

Aurora
Cristi Puiu, 2010, Romania

Black Venus (Venus noire)
Abdellatif Kechiche, France

Carlos
Olivier Assayas, 2010, France

Certified Copy (Copie conformé)
Abbas Kiarostami, 2010, France/Italy

Film Socialisme
Jean-Luc Godard, 2010, Switzerland

Inside Job
Charles Ferguson, 2010, USA

Le Quattro Volte
Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010, Italy

Lennon NYC
Michael Epstein, 2010, USA

Meek’s Cutoff
Kelly Reichardt, 2010, USA

My Joy (Schastye moe)
Sergei Loznitsa, 2010, Ukraine/Germany

Mysteries of Lisbon (Misterios de Lisboa)
Raul Ruiz, Portugal/France

Of Gods and Men (Des homes et des dieux)
Xavier Beauvois, 2010 France

Oki’s Movie (Ok hui ui yeonghwa)
Hong Sang-soo, 2010, South Korea

Old Cats (Gatos viejos)
Sebastian Silva, 2010, Chile

Poetry (Shi)
Lee Chang-dong, 2010, South Korea

Post Mortem
Pablo Larrain, 2010, Chile/Mexico/Germany

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

The Robber (Der Räuber)
Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria/Germany

Robinson in Ruins
Patrick Keiller, 2010, UK

Silent Souls (Ovsyanki)
Alexei Fedorchenko, Russia

The Strange Case of Angelica (O estranho caso de Angélica)
Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal

Tuesday After Christmas (Marti, dupa craciun)
Radu Muntean, Romania

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives (Lung Boonmee raluek chat),
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010, UK/Thailand

We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay)
Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico

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