Azazel Jacobs’ “French Exit” Will Close The 2020 New York Film Festival



The New York Film Festival just now unveiled the final selection of their annual big three titles, naming Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit as the 2020 incarnation of the fest’s Closing Night pick. We now know the festival’s Opener in Lovers Rock, Centerpiece in Nomadland, and Closer, so all that’s left is the Main Slate, which should be headed our way shortly. NYFF this year is going to be a lot different than in years past, with a huge focus on virtual screenings (as well as outdoor ones, apparently), along with many studios opting out of festival season for now, but still…this trio looks like something to reckon with. Read on for more…

Here is part of the official press release:

New York, NY (August 11, 2020) – Film at Lincoln Center announces Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit as Closing Night of the 58th New York Film Festival, making its World Premiere.

In the film, Michelle Pfeiffer is entirely bewitching as Frances Price, an imperious, widowed New York socialite whose once-extreme wealth has dwindled down to a nub. Facing insolvency, she makes the decision to escape the city by cruise ship and relocate to her friend’s empty Paris apartment with her dyspeptic…



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