New Directors/New Films 2019: Documentary Overview

The 48th New Directors/New Films

March 27-April 7

Once again, only four works of nonfiction are included within the 24 film feature lineup of this series co-curated by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

HONEYLAND | photo by Samir Ljuma

As was the case last year, two of these are Sundance award-winners: Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s look at the life of a traditional beekeeper in Macedonia, HONEYLAND; and Luke Lorentzen’s profile of a Mexico City family that runs a private night ambulance service, MIDNIGHT FAMILY.


The remaining two are the Rotterdam debuting PRESENT.PERFECT by Shengze Zhu, which explores the need for connection via Chinese live-stream participants; and, from Locarno, FAUSTO by Andrea Bussmann, an allegorical portrait of a Mexican coastal town.

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