Tristram Shandy at the 43rd NY Film Festival
Posted at 11:50 AM (PDT) on Friday, August 26, 2005

The 43rd New York Film Festival
September 23 - October 9, 2005

The New York Film Festival, now celebrating its 43rd year, continues its proud tradition of showing the newest and most important cinematic works by directors from around the world. The 17-day Festival is an unparalleled showcase of inspiring and provocative cinema by emerging talents and first-rank international artists whose films are often recognized as contemporary classics.

Order forms will be mailed to Film Society members on August 26. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Sunday, September 11.

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

How do you film an unfilmable novel? In this case Laurence Sterne's "post-modern before there was even a modern" classic, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. The British director Michael Winterbottom, who enjoys working without a net, has fashioned an improvisation that achieves something quite singular as it goes on its merry, digressive way: a serious and utterly hilarious movie that feels loose yet rigorous in its approach to the problem of adapting Sterne. The sparkling cast includes Gillian Anderson, Shirley Henderson, and Jeremy Northam as a Winterbottom-ish director. And at the center of this merry enterprise is the marvelous Steve Coogan, playing a hapless version of himself playing Shandy, whose verbal sparring matches with Rob Brydon are not to be missed. 91 min. UK, 2005 A Picturehouse Release

FRI - OCT 7 - 6:00 PM (Alice Tully Hall)
SAT - OCT 8 - 12:00 NOON (Alice Tully Hall)

Thanks, Laura!