Michael Mann’s highly anticipated film “Ferrari,” featuring famous actors such as Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, and Patrick Dempsey, will take center stage at the 61st New York Film Festival, concluding the celebrations this year.
This cinematic masterpiece delves into the motorsports glory of former Formula One racer Enzo Ferrari during the late 1960s. Notably, “Ferrari” marks Michael Mann’s return to directing, making it his first film since 2015’s “Blackhat.” It has been confrmed that Neon recently acquired the film for a Christmas release later this year.
“Michael Mann has made many remarkable movies but perhaps never one as simultaneously thrilling and moving as Ferrari,” explained Dennis Lim, writer and film curator in New York City, (named the artistic director of the New York Film Festival this year), who continued: “Not just a feat of virtuosity, this is a grand and striking evolution of his career themes and his most deeply personal
The festival will proudly host the North American premiere of “Ferrari,” and filmmakers undoubtedly hope for the awards buzz that Michael Mann’s most Oscar-nominated film, “The Insider” from 1999, generated. It’s a reminiscent nod to the nearly 25-year-old buzz that electrified Lincoln Center.
Kicking off on September 30th, the festival will commence with Todd Haynes’ captivating film “May/December.”