This year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York opens with “The Five-Year Engagement,” a comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt and produced by Judd Apatow.
Festival founder and veteran actor Robert De Niro said he finds inspiration working with new talent.
“When I was younger I’d work with guys my age (Elia) Kazan or somebody or Ulu Grosbard, who just passed away the other day, and now it’s reversed so you kind of feel in some ways with younger directors you want to help them and make them feel comfortable that they can try whatever they want so it’s a nice, a nice thing,” he said
Emily Blunt also stars in “Your Sister’s Sister” alongside Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass.
Other highlights of the 11th running of the festival include “Struck by Lightning” a coming-of-age comedy produced, written-by and starring Chris Colfer.
In another Tribeca selection, Maggie Gyllenhaal builds an alliance with a young doctor in Victorian society.
The Canadian actress Sarah Polley directs “Take This Waltz,” her second movie behind the camera.
It stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen as a married couple stressed by the temptation of an affair.