Â Marion Cotillard, Roger Corman and Mads Mikkelsen Honored
Â Special Programming from Guest Director Geoff Dyer
Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 39thÂ Telluride Film Festival. TFF will screen nearly 100 feature films, short films and revivals representing over thirty countries, along with Tribute programs, Conversations, Panels and Education Programs.
Now in its 39thÂ year, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3.Â The prestigious Telluride Film Festival is an annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics. TFF is considered a major launching ground for the fall seasonâ€™s most talked-about films.
Telluride Film Festival Co-Director Julie Huntsinger comments, â€œTFF prides itself on loyal and personal relationships that deepen and enrich over time, as evidenced by the commitment of the majority of our passholders, filmmakers, and business partners, who come back every year toÂ stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in supporting the best and the brightest talents of this year and future generations.”
This spirit of sustainability is reflected in TFF’s prestigious film programs that embrace classic treasures, world masters and the most buzzed-about movies, in the presence and celebration of iconic filmmakers and the freshest young talent; and in our portfolio of business partners from longstanding relationships with revered institutions and quality brands to alignment with exciting new companies and unique relationships with university and high school education providers.
39thÂ Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program, the â€˜Showâ€™:THE ACT OF KILLINGÂ (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012);Â AMOURÂ (d. Michael Haneke, Austria, 2012);Â AT ANY PRICEÂ (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2012);Â THE ATTACKÂ (d. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon-France, 2012);Â BARBARAÂ (d. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012);Â THE CENTRAL PARK FIVEÂ (d. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, U.S., 2012);Â EVERYDAYÂ (d. Michael Winterbottom, U.K., 2012);Â FRANCES HAÂ (d. Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2012);Â THE GATEKEEPERSÂ (d. Dror Moreh, Israel, 2012);Â GINGER AND ROSAÂ (d. Sally Potter, England, 2012);Â THE HUNTÂ (d. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 2012);Â HYDE PARK ON HUDSONÂ (d. Roger Michell, U.S., 2012);Â THE ICEMANÂ (d. Ariel Vromen, U.S., 2012);Â LOVE, MARILYNÂ (d. Liz Garbus, U.S., 2012);Â MIDNIGHTâ€™S CHILDRENÂ (d. Deepa Mehta, Canada-Sri Lanka, 2012);Â NOÂ (Pablo LarraÃn, Chile, 2012);Â PARADISE: LOVEÂ (d. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2012);Â PIAZZA FONTANAÂ (d. Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy, 2012);Â A ROYAL AFFAIRÂ (d. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012);Â RUST & BONE(d. Jacques Audiard, France, 2012);Â THE SAPPHIRESÂ (d. Wayne Blair, Australia, 2012);Â STORIES WE TELLÂ (d. Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012);Â SUPERSTARÂ (d. Xavier Giannoli, France, 2012);Â WADJDAÂ (d. Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012);Â WHAT IS THIS FILM CALLED LOVE?Â (d. Mark Cousins, Ireland-Mexico, 2012).
AdditionalÂ Sneak PreviewsÂ may play outside the main program and will be announced on the Telluride Film Festival website:Â www.telluridefilmfestival.orgÂ over the course of the four-day weekend.
â€œWhile screening hundreds of new movies for selection, we are looking for narrative and non-fiction films that offer festival goers new experiences, both in the subject matter and the way the filmmakers tell their stories,â€ said Festival Co-Director Gary Meyer. â€œThis yearâ€™s program offers unique insights into the world today and past history. It is an especially strong year for films told by and about women.â€
The 2012Â Silver MedallionÂ Awards, given to recognize an artistâ€™s significant contribution to the world of cinema, go to director and producerÂ ROGER CORMANÂ who will presentÂ CORMANâ€™S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBELÂ (U.S., 2011),Â THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATHÂ (U.S.-U.K., 1964) and (THE INTRUDERÂ (U.S., 1961); Academy Award-winning actressÂ MARION COTILLARDÂ (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selectionÂ RUST & BONE; and Danish actorÂ MADS MIKKELSENÂ who stars in two TFF selections:Â THE HUNTÂ andÂ A ROYAL AFFAIR.
â€œAt the core of each yearâ€™s Festival are the Tributes that allow our audiences a chance to gain insight into the creative process of the filmmakers and actors being celebrated,â€ said Co-Director Tom Luddy. â€œWe are especially pleased with the balance this year, beginning with director/producer, Roger Corman, who has helped launch so many important careers. Then actress Marion Cotillard, whose early career in French films brought her to the attention of the worldâ€™s filmmakers and now stars in both European and American movies. Finally there is Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish actor whose powerful performances have brought him much international attention and increasing audience awareness in America.â€
Telluride Film Festival annually celebrates a hero of cinema who preserves, honors and presents great movies. This yearâ€™sÂ Special MedallionÂ award goes to C. Chapin Cutler Jr. and Boston Light & Sound for a commitment to setting the highest standards of film presentations at film festivals and special events worldwide.
Previously announced Guest Director Geoff Dyer, who serves as a key collaborator in the Festivalâ€™s program, presents the following six programs:Â BARAKAÂ (d. Ron Fricke, U.S., 1992, new 70mm print);Â BEAU TRAVAILÂ (d. Clair Denis, France, 1999);Â STALKERÂ (d. Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia, 1979);Â TOGETHERÂ (d. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2000);UNRELATEDÂ (d. Joanna Hogg, U.K., 2007);Â WERNER x 2Â includes two Werner Herzog films:Â LESSONS OF DARKNESSÂ (France-U.K.-Germany, 1992) andÂ THE GREAT ECSTASY OF WOODCARVER STEINERÂ (Germany, 1974).
Additional film revivals include the â€œPordenone Presentsâ€ selection of the rarely seen Raymond Griffiths comedyHANDS UP!Â (d. Clarence Badger, U.S., 1926) with live music accompaniment by Donald Sosin;Â I KNEW HER WELLÂ (d. Antonio Pietrangeli, Italy, 1965) selected and introduced by film director Alexander Payne;Â THE MARVELOUS LIFE OF JOAN OF ARCÂ (d. Marco de Gastyne, France, 1929) with The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra;Â RETOUR DU FLAMME 2012, Serge Brombergâ€™s latest program including the newly restored Charlie Chaplin classic THE IMMIGRANT and HUNGRY HOBOS, the first screening of a lost Walt Disney Film since its 1928 premiere.
A Spotlight will shine on the work and career of director Jack Garfein including screenings of his two movies,SOMETHING WILDÂ (U.S., 1961); andÂ THE STRANGE ONEÂ (U.S., 1957) plus a conversation led by film critic Kim Morgan.
Backlot, Tellurideâ€™s intimate screening room featuring behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers, will screen the following programs:Â BREAKING THE FRAMEÂ (d. Marielle Nitoslawska, Canada, 2012);CARRIÃˆRE 250 METERSÂ (d. Juan Carlos Rulfo, Mexico, 2012);Â CELLULOID MAN: A FILM ON P.K. NAIRÂ (d. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, India, 2012);Â CINEMA JENINÂ (d. Marcus Vetter, Germany-Israel-Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2012);Â FINAL CUT: LADIES AND GENTLEMANÂ (d. GyÃ¶rgy PÃ¡lfi, Hungary, 2012);Â IN SEARCH OF EMAK BAKIAÂ (d. Oskar Alegria, Spain, 2012);Â JONATHAN MILLERÂ (d. David Thompson, U.K., 2012);Â JOURNAL DE FRANCEÂ (d. Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret, France, 2012);Â ME AND ME DADÂ (d. KatrinÃ© Boorman, U.K., 2012);Â MIKIS THEODORAKIS, COMPOSERÂ (d. Klaus Salge and Asteris Kutulas, Germany, 2012);Â ON BORROWED TIMEÂ (d. David Bradbury, Australia, 2012);Â THE SHORT FILMS OF JEAN NEGULESCO.
Telluride Film Festivalâ€™s Short Films Program includesÂ SHOWcase for Shorts,Â which offers nine short films chosen to precede select feature films;Â Filmmakers of TomorrowÂ includes four short programs:Â Student Prints, Great Expectations, Calling CardsÂ andÂ Annecy AnimationÂ from twenty-nine emerging filmmakers.
Telluride Film Festivalâ€™sÂ Education ProgramsÂ present students the opportunity to experience film as an art and expand participantsâ€™ worldview through film screenings and filmmaker discussions. Celebrating its 24th year, theÂ Student SymposiumÂ provides 50 graduate and undergraduate college students a weekend-long immersion in cinema. TheÂ City Lights Project, now in its 13thÂ year,Â brings fifteen high school students and five teachers from three divergent schools the opportunity to participate in a concentrated program of screenings and discussions. In 2011, TFF and UCLAâ€™s School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA/TFT) launchedÂ FilmLAB, an extraordinary new program giving ten outstanding graduate film students from UCLA/TFT the opportunity to attend the festival and learn from the greatest filmmakers in the world in a workshop/lab setting: and,Â For The Love Of Movies,Â a Los Angeles High School Screening Program focusing on the most creatively promising and under-served young talent featuring the â€œBestâ€ of Telluride Film Festival, managed by UCLA-TFT graduate students and with the participation of selected filmmakers and TFT faculty.Â
Telluride Film Festivalâ€™sÂ Talking HeadsÂ programs allow attendees to go behind the scenes with the Festivalâ€™s special guests. SixÂ ConversationsÂ between Festival guests and the audience about cinema and culture, and three outdoorNoon SeminarsÂ feature a panel of Festival guests discussing a wide range of film topics. These programs are free and open to the public.
Book SigningsÂ will take place at the Festival hospitality center, Brigadoon, with TFF Poster ArtistÂ DAVE EGGERS, who will sign his latest novelÂ A Hologram for the King, his nonfictionÂ ZeitounÂ andÂ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius;Â JACK GARFEINÂ will sign his bookÂ Life and Acting;Â SALMAN RUSHDIEÂ will sign his classicÂ Midnightâ€™s Children;Â ERROL MORRISÂ will signÂ Seeing is Believing; and Guest DirectorÂ GEOFF DYERÂ will sign his award-winning books: the novelÂ Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; Zona; Out of Sheer Rage;Â and his essaysÂ Otherwise Known as the Human Condition.
Corporate support at Telluride Film Festival plays an essential role in the life of the Festival andÂ underscores the Festivalâ€™s commitment to quality, adventure and distinction in the art of cinema.Â TFF is privileged to continue collaborating with some of the worldâ€™s most renowned brands, includingÂ FestivalÂ Land Rover, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group,Â Stella ArtoisÂ which are each aligned with a unique feature of the festival, andÂ excited to welcome new partners this year including Aesop, Americas Film Conservancy,Â Audible.com, The London Hotels, Loyola Marymount University, Teatulia and The Hollywood Reporter.Â Equally, Telluride Film Festival has a long relationship with Hollywood and is extremely proud of its committed and longstanding industry supporters, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cinedigm, Dolby, Meyer Sound, Turner Classic Movies, Universal Studios and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.