Must See Films at New York Film Festival 2021

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The 59th annual New York Film Festival is upon us, back in person after a tumultuous year and last year's digital iteration of the festival. But with work from some of the most interesting and innovative filmmakers from around the world, the act of coming together again for the cinema brings with it a moving, arguably more meaningful experience. Here are some of the essential films you should catch at the festival.
Edited September 2021

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