The Museum of Modern Art announced the lineup for the 14th annual The Contenders on Friday. The film series will run from November 4 to January 22, 2022, primarily in person with a number of virtual screenings.
The Contenders will open with “Spencer” by Pablo Larraine, the biopic on Princess Diana with Kristin Stewart. Larraine and Stewart will participate in a conversation after the screening. The closing film will be Sebastian Meise’s “Grosse Freiheit” which, translated as “Great Freedom”, takes place in post-war Germany and follows the relationship between Hans, a man imprisoned for being gay, and his companion from Viktor cell, a convicted murderer.
âThis year’s Contenders lineup includes highly anticipated genre photos, new works from top-following authors such as Jane Campion (‘The Power of the Dog’) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (‘Memoria’) and independent films that feature emerging cinematic voices like Amalia Ulman (“El Planeta”) and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (“Summer of Soul”), “said La Frances Hui, curator in the film department at MOMA. “These selections are exhilarating and we think the public will appreciate the opportunity to watch them on our big screen and interact with the many artists who will be attending in person.”
The lineup also includes âTitaneâ by Julia Ducournau, âBad Luck Banging or Loony Pornâ by Radu Jude, âDrive My Carâ by RyÃ»suke Hamaguchi, âWife of a Spyâ by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, âThe Worst Person in the Worldâ by Joachim Trier, Paul “The Card Counter” by Schrader, “Bergman Island” by Mia Hansen-LÃ¸ve, “Annette” by Leos Carax, “About Endlessness” by Roy Andersson, “The Village Detective: A Song Cycle” by Bill Morrison , “Passing” by Rebecca Hall, “Edgar Wright” Last Night in Soho “,” Belle “by Mamoru Hosoda,” Saint Narcisse “by Bruce LaBruce,” The Lost Daughter “by Maggie Gyllenhaal,” Benedetta “by Paul Verhoeven,” The Hand of God âby Paolo Sorrentino,â Lingui, the Sacred Bonds â,â The Tragedy of Macbeth âby Joel Coen,â The Velvet Underground âby Todd Haynes,â The Mitchells vs. the Machines âby Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe,â Dune âby Denis Villeneuve,â The French Dispatch âby Wes Anderson. ElÃ©onore Yameogo, âPrismâ by An van Dienderen and Rosine Mbakam, âThâ by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin e Rescue â,â Tick, Tickâ¦ ââBoom! “By Lin-Manuel Miranda,” Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy “by RyÃ»suke Hamaguchi and” Petite Maman “by CÃ©line Sciamma.
More titles will be announced in the future. The November Contenders schedule is currently available at moma.org/film.