Where you can watch the 2010 New York Film Festival selections

The Social Network
Description: 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.
Directed By: David Fincher
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Opening Night
Where to watch: Rent/Buy only


The Tempest
Description: A shipwreck casts members of a royal court ashore on a mysterious island. Their fateful arrival is no accident, for it was engineered by Prospera (Helen Mirren), a sorceress whom these men banished, and who now plans to take vengeance on them. With the help of Caliban and Ariel, her sometimes-unwilling aides, Prospera brings her powers to bear on her former tormentors. Then love casts a spell on her daughter and the king’s son, and Prospera is powerless to intervene.
Directed By: Julie Taymor
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Centerpiece
Where to watch: Rent/Buy only


Hereafter
Description: 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.
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Closing Night
Where to watch: CINEMAX


Another Year
Description: A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.
Directed By: Mike Leigh
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Cannes Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Sundance NOW


Aurora
Description: 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 line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name – Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives across the city to a destination known only to him.
Directed By: Cristi Puiu
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Cannes Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Fandor


Carlos
Description: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
Directed By: Olivier Assayas
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: FilmStruckNetflix


Certified Copy
Description: 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.
Directed By: Abbas Kiarostami
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Cannes Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: huluFilmStruckSundance NOW


Film Socialisme
Description: A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday… Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona.
Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: tubiTV


Inside Job
Description: Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.
Directed By: Charles Ferguson
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: hulu


Meek’s Cutoff
Description: Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.
Directed By: Kelly Reichardt
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Netflix, Fandor, Sundance NOW


Mysteries of Lisbon
Description: 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.
Directed By: Raúl Ruiz
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Toronto Film Festival (2017),Toronto Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Fandor


Of Gods and Men
Description: Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
Directed By: Xavier Beauvois
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Cannes Film Festival (2010),Telluride Film Festival (2010),Toronto Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Rent/Buy only


Oki’s Movie
Description: A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much.
Directed By: Sang-soo Hong
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Venice Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: amazon Prime


Poetry
Description: 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.
Directed By: Chang-dong Lee
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Cannes Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: tubiTV


Post Mortem
Description: 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.
Directed By: Pablo Larraín
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Venice Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Rent/Buy only


The Robber
Description: A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.
Directed By: Benjamin Heisenberg
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: FilmStruck, vudu Movies On Us


Silent Souls
Description: 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.
Directed By: Aleksey Fedorchenko
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010),Venice Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: amazon Prime, Fandor


The Strange Case of Angelica
Description: The line between reality and fantasy blurs for a photographer (Ricardo Trêpa) when a dead bride appears to come to life through his camera lens.
Directed By: Manoel de Oliveira
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Fandor


Tuesday After Christmas
Description: Middle-aged Paul (Mimi Branescu) lives in a pleasant Bucharest apartment with his wife, Adrianna (Mirela Oprisor), and their 9-year-old daughter. But unbeknown to Adrianna, Paul is also having an affair with the family’s dentist, Raluca (Maria Popistasu). As Christmas approaches, Paul finds himself forced to choose between the woman with whom he has shared the last decade of his life and the passionate new partner who has given him a revitalized image of himself.
Directed By: Radu Muntean
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Fandor


Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives
Description: Afflicted with kidney disease, Uncle Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar) is preparing himself for death. He has assembled his relatives in the countryside, convinced he will die within a few days. The ghost of his wife appears and offers guidance on his journey into the beyond, while his estranged son materializes in the guise of a jungle creature. Surrounded by his loved ones, Uncle Boonmee reflects on memories of his past lives, and he decides he must visit a special place before he goes.
Directed By: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Festivals: New York Film Festival (2010)
Section of NYFF: Main Slate
Where to watch: Fandor


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