Submitted by ub on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 22:11

Film comment selects

"Where cinematic outliers go to find love."
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Film Comment Selects is back, to the delight of eager film fans, and continues though March 1 with a kickass lineup that will satisfy the cinephile within all of us.

To help you navigate the two-week festival's 31 exceptional films that the programmers of Film Comment magazine have selected especially for you, we have put together this special guide, highlighting today through Wednesday, to keep you on course.

TODAY: Japan's answer to Truffaut, Hirokazu Kore-eda, makes his debut at the Film Society with the delightfully light-hearted I Wish; a charming tale about family which offers a poignant look at the world through the eyes of a child. Also playing: Whore's Glory and My Own Private River (Director James Franco in person)

MON: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in someone else's shoes? Damir Lukacevic's sci-fi drama, Transfer, helps to unravel some of these questions. Monday also features a special screening of Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet in tribute to the late Bingham Ray, friend, colleague, and indie-film pioneer. Also playing: Nanni Moretti's latest comedy, We Have a Pope

TUE: Russian mastermind Aleksandr Sokurov returns to filmmmaking after a delayed absence with this must-see. Faust, winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion, is a satirically playful reinvention of Goethe's play, which begs the question: is knowledge power? Also playing: Eric Atlan's Mortem and the screwball farce Le sauvage, starring the Film Society's 2012 Chaplin Award honoree, Catherine Deneuve

WED: For your viewing pleasure, Film Comment Selects brings you the overlooked and underseen Face to Face, Ingmar Bergman's Oscar nominated drama about a disturbed psychiatrist who ironically suffers from mental illness. Also playing: I Wish and David Wain's Wanderlust and Role Models (Wain in person for Wanderlust)

"You can't really go wrong," says The New York Times about this year's Film Comment Selects, and we couldn't agree more. Don't miss your tickets now at FilmLinc.

Film Comment Selects: Feb 17-Mar 1