Telluride Film Festival lineup is long on international auteurs, short on Oscar contenders
Michael Haneke's "Amour," Roger Michell's FDR drama "Hyde Park on Hudson" and Ken Burns' documentary "The Central Park Five" are among the films that will screen at this year's Telluride Film Festival, a four-day blast of Rocky Mountain cinema that begins on Friday.
And movie lovers who've paid in the high three figures for passes to the festival finally know what their money is getting them – namely, a lot of international auteurs and serious works of cinema, but few Oscar contenders at the moment.
Telluride, which starts two days after Venice and six days before Toronto, has a policy of not announcing its lineup until the day before the festival begins. The move allows the fest to book a number of top awards contenders without spoiling the ability of Venice and Toronto to claim that they have the films' world or North American premieres.
Other films on the Telluride lineup include Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha," Michael Winterbottom's "Everyday," Deepa Mehta's "Midnight's Children" and Liz Garbus' Marilyn Monroe documentary "Love, Marilyn."
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which is screening in Venice and Toronto following a number of sneak screenings around the country, is not slated for Telluride. Neither are Ben Affleck's "Argo," Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" or the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker's "Cloud Atlas."
Additional films, though, will be added in "sneak preview" slots.
The festival also announced that special awards will go to producer Roger Corman and actors Marion Cotillard and Mads Mikkelson.
Last year's Telluride lineup included the Best Picture winner, "The Artist," as well adapted-screenplay winner "The Descendants" and foreign-language winner "A Separation." The previous year, "The King's Speech" had its North American premiere at Telluride.
The main program:
THE ACT OF KILLING (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012)
AMOUR (d. Michael Haneke, Austria, 2012)
AT ANY PRICE (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2012)
THE ATTACK (d. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon-France, 2012)
BARBARA (d. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012)
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (d. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, U.S., 2012)
EVERYDAY (d. Michael Winterbottom, U.K., 2012)
FRANCES HA (d. Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2012)
THE GATEKEEPERS (d. Dror Moreh, Israel, 2012)
GINGER AND ROSA (d. Sally Potter, England, 2012)
THE HUNT (d. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 2012)
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (d. Roger Michell, U.S., 2012)
THE ICEMAN (d. Ariel Vromen, U.S., 2012)
LOVE, MARILYN (d. Liz Garbus, U.S., 2012)
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN (d. Deepa Mehta, Canada-Sri Lanka, 2012)
NO (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2012)
PARADISE: LOVE (d. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2012)
PIAZZA FONTANA (d. Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy, 2012)
A ROYAL AFFAIR (d. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012)
RUST & BONE (d. Jacques Audiard, France, 2012)
THE SAPPHIRES (d. Wayne Blair, Australia, 2012)
STORIES WE TELL (d. Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012)
SUPERSTAR (d. Xavier Giannoli, France, 2012)
WADJDA (d. Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012)
WHAT IS THIS FILM CALLED LOVE? (d. Mark Cousins, Ireland-Mexico, 2012).
Additional Sneak Previews will be announced on the Telluride Film Festival website: www.telluridefilmfestival.org.
2012 Silver Medallion Awards:
ROGER CORMAN, who will present CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (U.S., 2011), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (U.S.-U.K., 1964) and (THE INTRUDER (U.S., 1961)
MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selection RUST & BONE
MADS MIKKELSEN who stars in two TFF selections: THE HUNT and A ROYAL AFFAIR.
Special Medallion Award:
C. Chapin Cutler Jr. and Boston Light & Sound
Guest Director Geoff Dyer's programs:
BARAKA (d. Ron Fricke, U.S., 1992, new 70mm print)
BEAU TRAVAIL (d. Clair Denis, France, 1999)
STALKER (d. Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia, 1979)
TOGETHER (d. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2000)
UNRELATED (d. Joanna Hogg, U.K., 2007)
WERNER x 2 includes two Werner Herzog films: LESSONS OF DARKNESS (France-U.K.-Germany, 1992) and THE GREAT ECSTASY OF WOODCARVER STEINER (Germany, 1974)
HANDS UP! (d. Clarence Badger, U.S., 1926)
I KNEW HER WELL (d. Antonio Pietrangeli, Italy, 1965)
THE MARVELOUS LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC (d. Marco de Gastyne, France, 1929)
RETOUR DU FLAMME 2012
Spotlight on Jack Garfein:
SOMETHING WILD (U.S., 1961)
THE STRANGE ONE (U.S., 1957)
BREAKING THE FRAME (d. Marielle Nitoslawska, Canada, 2012)
CARRIÈRE 250 METERS (d. Juan Carlos Rulfo, Mexico, 2012)
CELLULOID MAN: A FILM ON P.K. NAIR (d. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, India, 2012)
CINEMA JENIN (d. Marcus Vetter, Germany-Israel-Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2012)
FINAL CUT: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN (d. György Pálfi, Hungary, 2012)
IN SEARCH OF EMAK BAKIA (d. Oskar Alegria, Spain, 2012)
JONATHAN MILLER (d. David Thompson, U.K., 2012)
JOURNAL DE FRANCE (d. Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret, France, 2012)
ME AND ME DAD (d. Katriné Boorman, U.K., 2012)
MIKIS THEODORAKIS, COMPOSER (d. Klaus Salge and Asteris Kutulas, Germany, 2012)
ON BORROWED TIME (d. David Bradbury, Australia, 2012)
THE SHORT FILMS OF JEAN NEGULESCO