Telluride Lineup: Scorsese, Assayas, Leigh in Feature Program

Peter Weir and Colin Firth will receive awards as part of the weekend fest

telluride film festival poster 2010The Telluride Film Festival unveiled its lineup Thursday, with its usual eclectic mix including new works by Martin Scorsese, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, Werner Herzog and Ken Burns.

Director Peter Weir, actor Colin Firth and Italian screen legend Claudia Cardinale are this year's Medallion Award recipients. UCLA Film and Television Archive will also be honored. Guest director is Michael Ondaatje.

In total, 24 features will screen in the main program, plus 13 documentaries in the Backlot lineup.

For the first time, the fest will screen movies digitally through Dolby Digital Cinema.

The fest runs Friday through Monday.

Here is the complete lineup:
Feature program:

A LETTER TO ELIA (d. Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, U.S., 2010)
ANOTHER YEAR (d. Mike Leigh, U.K., 2010)
BIUTIFUL (d. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mexico, 2010)
CARLOS (d. Olivier Assayas, France, 2010)
CHICO AND RITA (d. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal Spain-Cuba, 2010)
THE FIRST GRADER (d. Justin Chadwick, U.K., 2010)
THE FIRST MOVIE (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2009)
HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA (d. Dmitry Vasyukov with Werner Herzog, Germany, 2010)
IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE (d. Florin Şerban, Romania, 2010)
THE ILLUSIONIST (d. Sylvain Chomet, U.K., France, 2010)
INCENDIES (d. Denis Villeneuve, Canada, 2010)
INSIDE JOB (d. Charles Ferguson, U.S., 2010)
THE KING’S SPEECH (d. Tom Hooper, U.K., 2010)
LE QUATTRO VOLTE (d. Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, 2010)
NEVER LET ME GO (d. Mark Romanek, U.K./U.S., 2010)
OF GODS AND MEN (d. Xavier Beauvois, France, 2010)
OKA! AMERIKEE (d. Lavinia Currier, U.S.-Central African Republic, 2010)
POETRY (d. Lee Chang-dong, Korea, 2010)
PRECIOUS LIFE (d. Shlomi Eldar, Israel, 2010)
THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER (d. Bertrand Tavernier, France, 2010)
TABLOID (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2010)
TAMARA DREWE (d. Stephen Frears, U.K., 2010)
THE TENTH INNING (d. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, U.S., 2010)
THE WAY BACK (d. Peter Weir, U.K., 2010)
Guest director programs:

THE ASCENT (d. Larisa Shepitko, U.S.S.R., 1977, archive print)
CONFIDENCE (d. István Szabó, Hungary, 1980, archive print )
FAT CITY (d. John Huston, U.S., 1972, archive print) followed by an interview with author Leonard Gardner
HERE’S YOUR LIFE (d. Jan Troell, Sweden, 1966, restoration print from the Swedish Institute)
THE HUSTLER (d. Robert Rossen, U.S., 1961, archive print)
MOTHER DAO, THE TURTLELIKE (d.  Vincent Monnikendam, Netherlands, 1995, archive print )
Additional film revivals:

ROTAIE (d. Mario Camerini, Italy, 1930)
MOANA: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS (d. Robert Flaherty, U.S., 1926)

BERGMAN: featuring two films by Stig Björkman …BUT FILM IS MY MISTRESS (Sweden, 2010) and IMAGES FROM THE PLAYGROUND (Sweden, 2009)
CHEKHOV FOR CHILDREN (d. Sasha Waters Freyer, U.S., 2010)
DANIEL SCHMID: LE CHAT QUI PENSE (d. Pascal Hofmann, Benny Jaberg, Germany, 2010)
DOCUMENTARIST (d. Harutyun Khachatryan, Armenia, 2003)
HURRICANE KALATOZOV (d. Patrick Cazals, France, 2010)
THE MAGNIFICENT TATI (d. Michael House, U.K.-U.S.-France, 2009)
MOGULS AND MOVIE STARS  (d. Jon Wilkman, U.S., 2010, two episodes, TCM television documentary series)
MUSIC MAKERS OF THE BLUE RIDGE (d. David Hoffman, U.S., 1965)
PYGMIES IN PARIS (d. Mark Kidel, U.K., 1992)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B. (d. Alexander Nanau, Romania, 2010)