Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival, part of the late-summer trifecta of such cinematic binges — including those in Venice and Toronto– that officially kick off awards season each year, has revealed its slate of titles. The festival’s 46th year officially starts on Friday Aug. 20 and ends Monday Sept. 2.
Among the the must-see movies is “Marriage Story,” filmmaker Noah Baumbach‘s portrait of a broken marriage and the bitter and twisted process of dissolving such a union. The film already premiered at the Venice International Film Festival to passionate raves for both its writer/director as well as stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.
The much-anticipated high-altitude world premieres include director Rupert Goold‘s “Judy,” with Renee Zellweger (see above) bringing to life Judy Garland in the last few weeks of her life while doing a run of sold-out concerts in London in 1969 — the year of her death from an accidental overdose at age 47. Both Driver and Zellweger will have special tributes paid to them during the festival.
Among other titles taking their first bows before audiences include director James Mangold‘s “Ford v Ferrari,” starring Christian Bale as speed-demon racer Ken Miles and Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby who engineered a Ford vehicle that could beat the Italian car maker’s entry in the 1966 “24 Hours of Le Mans” endurance race. The Safdie brothers (“Good Time”) are bringing their Adam Sandler comedy-drama “Uncut Gems” about a jeweler whose welfare is threatened after he acquires a rare gem.
“The Aeronauts” reunites “The Theory of Everything’s” Oscar-winning pair Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in a story about hot-air ballooning. Actor Edward Norton will unveil his second directorial effort after his 2000 debut, “Keeping the Faith” — “Motherless Brooklyn,” which features an impressive ensemble cast with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Bobby Canavale, Michael K. Williams and Cherry Jones.
A couple of hits that were shown at the Cannes festival earlier this year will make appearances: The Palme d’Or winner “Parasite” from director Bong Joon-ho along with Pedro Almodovar‘s “Pain and Glory,” featuring the French fest’s Best Actor winner Antonio Banderas.
Here are all the 35 films are participating in this year’s event and their directors:
“The Aeronauts” (Tom Harper)
“The Assistant” (Kitty Green)
“The Australian Dream” (Daniel Gordon)
“Beanpole” (Kantemir Balagov)
“The Climb” (Michael Angelo Covino)
“Country Music” (Ken Burns)
“Coup 53” (Taghi Amirani)
“Diego Maradona” (Asif Kapadia)
“Family Romance, LLC” (Werner Herzog)
“First Cow” (Kelly Reichardt)
“Ford v Ferrari” (James Mangold)
“A Hidden Life” (Terrence Malick)
“The Human Factor” (Dror Moreh)
“Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” (Davis Guggenheim)
“Judy” (Rupert Goold)
“The Kingmaker” (Lauren Greenfield)
“Lyrebird” (Dan Friedkin)
“Marriage Story” (Noah Baumbach)
“Motherless Brooklyn” (Edward Norton)
“Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” (Ric Burns)
“Pain and Glory” (Pedro Almodovar)
“Parasite” (Bong Joon-ho)
“Paris Stalingrad” (Hind Meddeb, Thim Naccache)
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Celine Sciamma)
“The Report” (Scott Z. Burns)
“Tell Me Who I Am” (Ed Perkins)
“Those Who Remained” (Barnabas Toth)
“The Truth” (Hirokazu Koreeda)
“The Two Popes” (Fernando Meirelles)
“Uncut Gems” (Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie)
“Varda by Agnes” (Didier Rouget, Agnes Varda)
“Verdict” (Raymund Ribay Gutierrez)
“Waves” (Trey Edward Shults)
“Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema” (Mark Cousins)
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