The Darjeeling Limited, the latest work from The Royal Tenenbaums director Wes Anderson, has been chosen to open the 2007 New York Film Festival.
The Darjeeling Limited is Wes Anderson's fifth feature film
The film, a comedy about three brothers travelling through India, will kick off this year's event on 28 September.
The Coen brothers' thriller No Country for Old Men and Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, will also be screened.
The festival, which does not give out awards, runs until 14 October.
The annual event, first held in 1962, usually takes place at New York's Lincoln Center.
Due to renovation work, this year's festival will be held at the Frederick P Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center on nearby Columbus Circle.
Anderson's film stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman as siblings whose Indian vacation goes awry after they are thrown off a train.
The 2007 line-up will also include Secret Sunshine, the latest film from Korean director Lee Chang-dong.
The closing night film has yet to be announced. Last year's event opened with royal drama The Queen.