Written by: FFT Webmaster | September 2nd, 2011
Edging in over the Labor Day Weekend, in between powerhouse festivals in Venice and Toronto, is the Telluride Film Festival. The Festival has traditionally not announced its lineup, keeping it a closely guarded secret in years past. However, with the current economic hard times and the difficulty for many industryites to get to the Rocky Mountain location on the eve of the Toronto Film Festival, the Festival has decided to announce some of its highlights. The 38th edition of the Festival begins tonight and runs through Labor Day Monday. Among the highly anticipated films making their international premieres at the event: ALBERT NOBBS (Rodrigo Garcia, U.S.); THE ARTIST (Michel Hazanavicius, France), A DANGEROUS METHOD (David Cronenberg, U.K.-Switzerland-U.S.-Canada), THE DESCENDANTS (Alexander Payne, U.S.), FOOTNOTE (Joseph Cedar, Israel), LE HAVRE (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland), · IN DARKNESS (Agnieszka Holland, Poland), INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE (Werner Herzog, U.S.), THE KID WITH A BIKE (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium), LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD (Martin Scorsese, U.S.), PINA (Wim Wenders, Germany), SHAME (Steve McQueen, U.K., 2011) and WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Lynne Ramsey, U.K.). In addition, Medallion Awards will be given to actor/director/producer George Clooney, actress Tilda Swinton and French director Pierre Etax. For more information on these and other programs, visit: www.telluridefilmfestival.org.