21 Films to See at the New York Film Festival

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The 52nd New York Film Festival is upon us and with it yet another whipsawing journey through the diverse landscape of modern (and not-so-modern) cinema — from blue-chip Hollywood extravaganzas like Gone Girl to dramas from Mali (Timbuktu) to restorations of classics, such as Hiroshima Mon Amour. But this year the lines are being blurred, too. One of the most intimate French films of the festival, Clouds of Sils Maria, co-stars Kristen Stewart. The challenging, austere Argentine film Jauja stars Viggo Mortensen. Jean-Luc Godard’s baffling and beautiful Adieu au Langage is in (get this) 3-D. We’ll be covering the festival in-depth as it proceeds over the next two weeks. In the meantime, here are 21 films to see at the festival. (Read the full schedule.)