Magazine article Screen International

'The Lost City of Z' to Close NYFF

Magazine article Screen International

'The Lost City of Z' to Close NYFF

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The Lost City Of Z is based on journalist David Grann's non-fiction book of the same name and stars Charlie Hunnam as Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett, a British explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon becomes an obsession.

Sienna Miller stars as Fawcett's wife, while the key cast includes Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, who plays the new Spider-Man for Marvel Studios and Sony.

"James Gray is one of the finest filmmakers we have," said New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones.

"Each of his movies is so beautifully wrought, visually and emotionally, but The Lost City Of Z represents something new. It's a true epic, spanning two continents and three decades, and it's a genuine vision of the search for sublimity."

"It's truly a dream come true for me to have The Lost City Of Z selected for the closing night of the New York Film Festival," said Gray. …

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