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Roman Polanski’s 'Carnage' to Open New York Film Festival

Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster star in the opening night gala selection.

Roman Polanski’s ‘Carnage’
Toronto Film Festival

Roman Polanski's latest film, Carnage, will have its North American premiere at the 49th annual New York Film Festival. The opening night gala will take place September 30.

John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz star in the adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning 2009 play God of Carnage, about two Brooklyn couples who meet one evening because their kids were involved in a playground fight. Said Ben Said produced the film, which Sony Pictures Classics will release.

"From Knife in the Water (which screened at the first edition of NYFF in 1963) to Repulsion to The Tenant, Roman Polanski has shown himself to be an absolute master at making the most restricted spaces come to dramatic life," said Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director for The Film Society of Lincoln Center. "In Carnage, aided by four remarkable performances, he has reached a new pinnacle in his already extraordinary career."

The festival runs through October 16.