15 Under-the-Radar Highlights from the 56th New York Film Festival

Considering the esteemed level of curation at the New York Film Festival, which begins this Friday at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a comprehensive preview could mostly consist of the entire schedule.

There’s the gala slots, Main Slate selections, two films from Film Twitter phenom Hong Sang-soo, and much more, as well as a delectable line-up of restorations.

So rather than single all of these out for our preview, we’re looking at a handful of under-the-radar highlights from across the festival. Check them out below and return for our coverage.

Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)

Best known for his five-hour drama Happy Hour, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi returned this year with the more palatable Asako I & II, clocking in at a mere 120 minutes. Following its bow in competition at Cannes Film Festival, the film will make its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival. Based on Tomoka Shibasaki’s novel,

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