The prestige of the Telluride Film Festival continues to rise each year. It’s the waypoint between the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s a great opportunity to see the hot fall films without travelling internationally. Last year, Telluride showed off Best Picture winner The King’s Speech, Best Picture nominees Black Swan and 127 Hours, and a variety of other films that picked up Oscar nominations. The line-up for this year’s festival has been announced and it looks like it will be equally exciting if not more so. Movies playing at Telluride this year include Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, the critically acclaimed silent film The Artist, Steve McQueen’s Shame, Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss, Martin Scorsese’s documentary Living in the Material World, Rodrigo Garcia’s Albert Nobbs, and Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin. And keep in mind that these are only the films with pre-festival buzz. No one was paying much attention to The King’s Speech until it kicked off at Telluride and landed at TIFF. Plus there’s the TBA screenings to consider (Black Swan and 127 Hours were both TBA films).
Hit the jump for the line-up. The 2011 Telluride Film Festival runs from September 2 – 5th.
Here’s the press release, which includes the line-up.
Telluride, CO (September 1, 2011) – Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.
TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, student films, seminars and conversations, each introduced or proceeded with a Q&A by its filmmaker, actors, writer or producer. Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 2 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
38th Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program, the ‘SHOW’:
· ALBERT NOBBS (d. Rodrigo Garcia, U.S., 2011)
· THE ARTIST (d. Michel Hazanavicius, France, 2011)
· BECOMING BERT STERN (d. Shannah Laumeister, U.S., 2011)
· BITTER SEEDS (d. Micha X. Peled, U.S., 2011)
· BONSÁI (d. Cristián Jiménez, Chile, 2011)
· A DANGEROUS METHOD (d. David Cronenberg, U.K.-Switzerland-U.S.-Canada, 2011)
· THE DESCENDANTS (d. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2011)
· DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (d. Lisa Immordino-Vreeland, U.S., 2011)
· FOOTNOTE (d. Joseph Cedar, Israel, 2011)
· THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (d. Joshua Marston, U.S.-Albania-Denmark-Italy, 2011)
· GOODBYE FIRST LOVE (d. Mia Hansen-Løve, France, 2011)
· LE HAVRE (d. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2011)
· HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF (d. Greg Macgillivray, Sam George, U.S., 2011)
· IN DARKNESS (d. Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011)
· INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE (d. Werner Herzog, U.S., 2011)
· THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (d. Jon Shenk, U.S., 2011)
· THE KID WITH A BIKE (d. Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium, 2011)
· LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD (d. Martin Scorsese, U.S., 2011)
· PASSERBY (d. Eryk Rocha, Brazil, 2011)
· PERDIDA (d. Viviana García Besné, Mexico, 2011)
· PINA (d. Wim Wenders, Germany, 2011)
· A SEPARATION (d. Asghar Farhadi, Iran, 2011)
· SHAME (d. Steve McQueen, U.K., 2011)
· THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2011)
· TARGET (d. Alexander Zeldovich, Russia, 2011)
· THE TURIN HORSE (d. Béla Tarr, Hungary, 2011)
· THE WAY HOME (d. Dr. Biju, India, 2010)
· WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (d. Lynne Ramsey, U.K., 2011)