Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 55th New York Film Festival

The annual poster round-up of the main slate of the NYFF.
Adrian Curry

Above: French poster for Let the Sun Shine In (Claire Denis, 2017, France).

Seven years ago, when I did my first round-up of posters of the New York Film Festival, I led off with a Juliette Binoche poster (for Certified Copy) so it seems fitting to kick off again with this rapturous image of Binoche for Claire Denis’ Let the Sun Shine In. It may not be the best poster of the festival—though it’s not bad—but Binoche’s look of blissful abandon seems fitting as New York cinephiles head into another fortnight of cinematic nirvana.

As usual I’ve tried to collect posters for all the films in the festival’s main slate, the only two I came up short on being Serge Bozon’s Mrs. Hyde and Chloé Zhao’s The Rider. The best poster of the festival might well be one of many designs for Lucrecia Martel’s Zama by the Spanish-born, Argentina-based designer Diego Berakha (you can see many more of them on his website). The rest are the usual mixed bag ranging from slapdash teasers to overly slick actor-centric montages, and, though they’re presented here in no particular order, I’ve top-loaded the list with some of my favorite designs.

Above: Argentinian poster for Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017, Argentina/Brazil/Spain).

Above: French poster for Félicité (Alain Gomis, 2017 France/Senegal/Belgium/Germany/Lebanon).

Above: US one sheet for Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes, 2017 USA).

Above: US one sheet for Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen, 2017 USA).

Above: US one sheet for Thelma (Joachim Trier, 2017, Norway/Sweden/France).

Above: International festival poster for On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo, 2017, South Korea) and French poster for The Day After (Hong Sang-soo 2017 South Korea).

Above: US one sheet for The Florida Project (Sean Baker, 2017, USA).

Above: US one sheet for Faces Places (Agnès Varda, JR 2017 France).

Above: French poster for BPM  (Robin Campillo, 2017 France) and US one sheet for Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel, 2017, France).

Above: Swedish poster for The Square (Ruben Östlund, 2017, Sweden).

Above: International festival poster for Spoor (Agnieszka Holland, 2017, Poland/Germany/Czech Republic).

Above: Japanese poster for Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2017 Japan) and French poster for Ismael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin, 2017, France).

Above: US one sheet for Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017 Italy/France).

Above: US one sheets for Mudbound (Dee Rees, 2017, USA) and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, 2017, USA).

Above: US teaser for Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017, USA).

Above: US one sheet for Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater, 2017, USA).

Above: UK quad for The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki, 2017, Finland).

Above: International festival poster for Western (Valeska Grisebach, 2017, Germany, Bulgaria).

You can see my previous New York Film Festival poster round-ups here: 2016201520142013201220112010, as well as flashback posts to 19881965 and 1963.

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