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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 54th New York Film Festival

The annual poster round-up of the main slate of the NYFF.
Above: US one sheet for Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016).
The 54th New York Film Festival starts tonight, and, as I have done for the past seven years, I have collected all the posters I could find for the films in the festival’s main slate, otherwise billed as “Twenty-five of the most exciting new feature films from around the world.”
I can’t attest to the films themselves yet, but the two best posters of the festival are those for Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight and Ava DuVernay’s 13th. Both posters feature striking and stylized images of African American men, which is fitting for a festival that is kicking off with—in its first documentary opening night ever—DuVernay’s urgent examination into America’s mass incarceration of black men.
None of the other posters are quite as exciting, though I do have a soft spot for the blatantly Photoshopped family gathering in the French poster for Cristi Puiu’s brilliant Sieranevada—the one film in the festival that I have seen so far—which continues the tradition of inappropriate posters for Puiu’s films begun by the Romanian poster for The Death of Mr Lazarescu.
I haven’t been able to find posters for the festival’s centerpiece, Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, nor its closing night film, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. And the new poster for Matías Piñeiro’s Hermia and Helena wasn’t quite ready (I’ll add it when it is). But I’ve assembled all the rest which are presented below in alphabetical order.
Above: US one sheet for 13th (Ava DuVernay, USA, 2016).
Above: International festival poster for Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil/France, 2016).
Above: US one sheet for Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, USA, 2016).
Above: US one sheet for Elle (Paul Verhoeven, France/Germany, 2016).
Above: UK quad for Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France, 2016).
Above: Italian poster for Graduation (Cristian Mungiu, Romania, 2016).
Above: UK quad for I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, UK, 2016).
Above: International festival poster for Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2016).
Above: US one sheet for Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, USA, 2016).
Above: US poster for My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (Dash Shaw, USA, 2016).
Above: Chilean poster for Neruda (Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain, 2016).
Above: US one sheet for Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, USA, 2016).
Above: French poster for Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France, 2016).
Above: US one sheet for The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean, New Zealand, 2016).
Above: French poster for Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu, Romania, 2016).
Above: French poster for Son of Joseph (Eugène Green, France/Belgium, 2016).
Above: French poster for Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie, France, 2016).
Above: French poster for Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany, 2016).
Above: US one sheet for Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Germany, 2016).
Above: French poster for The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium, 2016).
Above: International festival poster for Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2016).
You can see my previous New York Film Festival poster round-ups here: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 1988, 1965, 1963.
We should be able to add these to our favourites inside MUBI. Y U DO DIS!
A little pin button maybe or a heart. Maybe a "mib" button from the letters of MUBI.

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