While TIFF and Venice may get all the fall film festival love and admiration, this year’s New York Film Festival just got a bit more play in 2012′s festival game.
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center has announced that the world premiere of Ang Lee’s latest film, The Life Of Pi will take place as the opening night Gala selection for this year’s festival, the 50th anniversary.
The film joins the likes of films like The Exterminating Angel all the way to modern openers like The Social Network and last year’s Carnage, and marks a massive milestone for a festival that has always seemingly played back seat to the other major prestige festivals near the end of the year. Lee’s The Ice Storm also opened the festival back in 1997, so this is not something that Lee’s going to be new at.
While anticipation for this film is running at an all-time high, given the massively positive reaction out of both CinemaCon and the release of the first trailer, this will be one hell of a way to christen the project, sending it out into the public following a rather lengthy lead up production wise. I know I can’t wait.
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