Film Comment Selects 2019 at Film Society

Film Comment Selects is an annual film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center curated by Film Comment magazine editors. These are films the editors have been writing about.

Film Comment Selects 2019

Open Night film is ‘Sunset’ by Lázló Nemes (Hungary, 2018). The Spotlight Screening is ‘High Flying Bird’ by Steven Soderbergh (USA, 2019).

This year’s Festival selections include Brazilian, Chilean, French and Spanish movies.

‘The Hidden City’

Scene from 'The Hidden City' by Victor Moreno (2018). Courtesy the artist.

Scene from ‘The Hidden City’ by Victor Moreno (2018). Courtesy the artist.

by Victor Moreno
Spain (2018)

Deep below Madrid, tunnels of all sorts keep the city running, whether storm drains or subways or other subterranean systems. Moreno’s mesmerizing underground city symphony takes us into an unknown world of darkness and glimmering activity.

U.S. Premiere
Walter Reade Theater
February 6, Wednesday at 9:15pm
Q&A with the director

‘Los Silencios’

A scene from 'Los Silencios' (2018). Courtesy Pyramide Distribution.

A scene from ‘Los Silencios’ (2018). Courtesy Pyramide Distribution.

by Beatriz Seigner
Brazil (2018)
Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles

Brazilian writer/director Beatriz Seigner’s setting is the island borderlands between Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, where Colombian emigrants live in a liminal state. Joining their numbers are new arrivals Amparo and her two young children, rebuilding their lives from the ground up.

U.S. Premiere
Walter Reade Theater
February 8, Friday at 6:30pm
Q&A with the director

‘Jessica Forever’

Aomi Muyock in 'Jessica Forever' (2018). Courtesy Shudder.

Aomi Muyock in ‘Jessica Forever’ (2018). Courtesy Shudder.

by Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel
France (2018)
French and English with English subtitles

Jessica is the bold leader and den mother to an adopted gang of militaristic, orphaned teenage boys in this portrait of bereft teenage masculinity that feels vivid in its science fiction.

U.S. Premiere
Walter Reade Theater
February 8, Friday at 9pm

‘Los Reyes’

Fútbol & Chola in 'Los Reyes.' Courtesy Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff.

Fútbol & Chola in ‘Los Reyes.’ Courtesy Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff.

by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff
Chile (2018)

Los Reyes (“The Kings”) watches Fútbol and Chola, a furry shepherd mix and some kind of labrador, respectively, as they hang out, play, and generally coexist with the people who are also hanging out and playing on the lawns and concrete ramps of Chile’s first skate park in Santiago.

North American Premiere
Walter Reade Theater
February 9, Saturday at 6:15pm
Red carpet meet and greet with Hearts & Bones adoptable dogs, 5:45pm

Film Comment Selects Tickets

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(between Tenth Ave/Amsterdam & Broadway)
Lincoln Center

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