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WELCOME TO NEW YORK Unclassified 18+

International Panorama | Feature
D Abel Ferrara | France,USA, 2014
L English,French
Tags: Australian Premiere, Auteur, Big Night Out, Conversation Starters, Crime, Drama, Political, Relationships, Sexuality, Star Power

"Here is a work of ragged glory; dirty and galvanic; the rot-gut antidote to the refined [Cannes competition] line-up." – The Guardian

Mr Devereaux is a rich and powerful man, with rich and powerful appetites. He controls the economic fate of nations, but he cannot control himself, and this lack of self-control will be his undoing.

A bombastic fictionalisation inspired by real events, Welcome to New York is one of the most controversial movies of the year. Directed by renegade filmmaker Abel Ferrara (The Funeral, MIFF 1997; Bad Lieutenant), it's a film of hedonistic excess that marks a return to form for both its auteur and its star, with veteran actor Gérard Depardieu delivering his best performance in years in a role both monstrous and fragile. As a film, it is messy, challenging and completely unforgettable.

"A deliriously entertaining political cartoon … [with] an unnerving immediacy." – Indiewire

D Abel Ferrara P Adam Folk S Abel Ferrara, Chris Zios Dist Sony Pictures Home Entertainment L English, French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2014

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