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NYFF 2021 to Open with Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The 59th Annual New York Film Festival is set to kick off on September 24th and will run through to October 10th, 2021. As usual, the festival will debut a wide variety of films throughout its run we haven’t learned what the opening film will be. However, we finally know what it is.

The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Brendan Gleeson, Corey Hawkins, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Ralph Ineson – which is written and directed by Joel Coen – is set to be the opening film for NYFF 2021.

“The New York Film Festival is a place where I’ve been watching movies as an audience member and showing them as a filmmaker for almost 50 years,” said director Coen in an official statement. “It’s a real privilege and a thrill to be opening the Festival this year with ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth.’”

Further programming announcements are expected in the coming days, including Main Slate picks, plus the Closing Night and Centerpiece galas, and much more.

For more updates regarding the 59th Annual New York Film Festival and The Tragedy of Macbeth, stay tuned to Awards Radar.


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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