Magazine article Screen International

Nicole Kidman, Richard Pena to Be Feted at NYFF

Magazine article Screen International

Nicole Kidman, Richard Pena to Be Feted at NYFF

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Lee Daniels's The Paperboy joins NYFF's main slate.

Nicole Kidman and Richard Pena will be the subject of gala tributes at this year's 50th edition of the New York Film Festival (NYFF), which runs Sept 28 - Oct 14.

The festival also announced the addition of Lee Daniels's The Paperboy (starring Kidman) to NYFF's main slate.

Pena has been the program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the director of the New York Film Festival since 1988.

He said of Kidman: "Nicole Kidman is one of film's finest contemporary actresses. Since her breakthrough performance in To Die For and her bold and provocative appearances in Lars Von Trier's Dogville, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, as well as her awarding-winning portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's The Hours, Kidman has insisted on finding roles that are complex, bold and demanding. …

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