New York Film Festival 2017: Top Female Performances — Liz Whittemore reports

Thankfully, this year’s New York Film Festival did not disappoint in illustrating the complexities of women. We saw actresses that have become festival fixtures and a few fresh faces never seen before. Here are NYFF55’s ladies to be recognized for outstanding roles in a dynamite mix of features.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 12-18: THE IMMIGRANT

Opening May 16, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is The Immigrant, a gripping 1920s period drama about two Polish sisters who emigrate to New York in search of a better life, but find the American dream elusive. Marion Cotillard and Angela Sarafyan give exquisite performances, James Gray’s direction is superb. The film presents women’s issues and solutions in a sensitive and most compelling way. Read on…

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