Sat. May 30th, 2020

41st annual Telluride Film Festival Reveals Lineup: The Imitation Game Makes Its Big Debut, plus 99 Homes, Rosewater


The 41st Telluride Film Festival has revealed its initial lineup for this year and we’ll see heavy Oscar hitters The Imitation Game, in its world premiere, plus Wild, Birdman and Foxcatcher leading the way. We’ll also see the premiere of Jon Stewart’s Rosewater. Cannes winners Mommy and Mr. Turner are on the schedule and the highly anticipated 99 Homes will debut. So far it’s without a distributor but it will be hitting most of the festivals this season in search of one.

In the past two years, Best Picture Oscar winners Argo and 12 Years a Slave world premiered here but after the initial slate was revealed. That could happen again with another film but what’s ready? A Most Violent Year just had its first test screening this week so we know it’s not that. Could Big Eyes stage a coup after its mixed test screening reviews and make a big comeback? Perhaps we’ll see Cannes Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep pop up later.

Also, in this year of festival wars, it seems that Madame Bovary, which is set to premiere at Telluride was listed as a ‘world premiere’ for the Toronto International Film Festival. A miscommunication? Or possibly just an agreed up day/time.

The festival runs August 29th – September 1st.

“Bertolucci on Bertolucci” (Walter Fasano and Luca Guadagnino)
“Birdman” (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
“The Decent One” (Vanessa Lapa)
“Dancing Arabs” (Eran Riklis)
“Diplomacy” (Volker Schlöndorff)
“The 50 Year Argument” (Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi)
“Forbidden Films” (Felix Moeller)
“Foxcatcher” (Bennett Miller)
“The Gate” (Régis Wargnier)
“The Homesman” (Tommy Lee Jones)
“I Stop Time” (Gunilla Bresky)
“The Imitation Game” (Morten Tyldum)
“Keep On Keepin’ On” (Alan Hicks)
“Leviathan” (Andrey Zvyaginstev)
“The Look of Silence” (Joshua Oppenheimer)
“Mr. Turner” (Mike Leigh)
“Madame Bovary” (Sophie Barthes)
“Magician” (Chuck Workman)
“Merchants of Doubt” (Patrick Osborne)
“Mommy” (Xavier Dolan)
“Night Will Fall” (Andre? Singer)
“99 Homes” (Ramin Bahrani)
“The Price of Fame” (Xavier Beauvois)
“Red Army” (Gabe Polsky)
“Rosewater” (Jon Stewart)
“The Salt of the Earth” (Wim Wenders)
“’71” (Yann Demange)
“Socialism” (Peter von Bagh)
“Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (Nick Broomfield)
“Two Days, One Night” (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
“Wild” (Jean-Marc Valleé)
“Wild Tales” (Damián Szifrón)

“Baal” (Volker Schlöndorff, 1970)
“Billy, How Did You Do It?” (Volker Schlöndorff, 1992)
“Carroll Ballard: Seems Like Only Yesterday” (series of shorts, 1969-1975)
“Children of No Importance” (Gerhard Lamprecht, 1926)
“Hearts of Darkness” (Eleanor Coppola, 1991)
“Joyful Laughter” (Marion Monicelli, 1960)
“Two Much Johnson” (Orson Welles, 1938)

“California Split” (Robert Altman, 1974)
“Il Grido” (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957)
“M” (Fritz Lang, 1951) – restoration
“A Man’s Castle” (Frank Borzage, 1933)
“The Road to Glory” (Howard Hawks, 1936)
“Wicked Woman” (Russell Rouse, 1953)

Hilary Swank
Volker Schlöndorff
Cineteca di Bologna and Gian Luca Farinelli (Special Medallion)

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