New York Film Fest: Opening Night Films, from its Beginnings to the Present

New York Film Festival Opening Night Films

1963 The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, Mexico)

1964  Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR)

1965  Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France)

1966  Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)

1967  The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria)

1968  Capricious Summer (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia)

1969  Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, US)

1970  The Wild Child (François Truffaut, France)

1971  The Debut (Gleb Panfilov, Soviet Union)

1972  Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)

1973  Day for Night (François Truffaut, France)

1974  Don’t Cry With Your Mouth Full (Pascal Thomas, France)

1975  Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy)

1976  Small Change (François Truffaut, France)

1977  One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, France)

1978  A Wedding (Robert Altman, US)

1979  Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/US)

1980  Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, US)

1981 Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, UK)

1982  Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)

1983  The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US)

1984 Country (Richard Pearce, US)

1985 Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)

1986 Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch, US)

1987  Dark Eyes (Nikita Mikhalkov, Soviet Union)

1988  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)

1989  Too Beautiful For You (Bertrand Blier, France)

1990 Miller’s Crossing (Joel Coen, US)

1991  The Double Life of Veronique (Krysztof Kieslowski, Poland/France)

1992  Olivier Olivier (Agnieszka Holland, France)

1993  Short Cuts (Robert Altman, US)

1994  Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, US)

1995 Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, China)

1996  Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, UK)

1997 The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, US)

1998 Celebrity (Woody Allen, US)

1999 All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)

2000 Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark)

2001 Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette, France)

2002 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, US)

2003 Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, US)

2004 Look At Me (Agnès Jaoui, France)

2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, US)

2006 The Queen (Stephen Frears, UK)

2007 The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, US)

2008 The Class (Laurent Cantet, France)

2009 Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France)

2010 The Social Network (David Fincher, US)

2011 Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Poland)

2012 Life of Pui (Ang Lee)