BLUE SAGA CONTINUES
Pete Hammond at Deadline.com and Keuth Jagernauth at The Playlist reported late yesterday that, despite some serious efforts to change the outcome, Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color" is still ineligible for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration. The film is set to open in France (its home country) 9 days after The Academy's deadline. U.S. distributor Sundance Selects has it set for here on Oct. 25.
Maybe of more importance to the concerns of this blog space is the unsurprising reveal that the film has been submitted to Telluride (and Toronto and New York). I've thought that its chances of a T-ride play were pretty good and now with the confirmation that it was submitted, I feel that its even a bit more likely.
Check the stories here:
LOCARNO, VENICE AND TORONTO
As we wait next week's announcements from Venice and Toronto and what they might tell us about our own festival experience I noted that the Locarno Festival announced its competition and Piazza Grande lineups overnight.
Locarno runs in the middle of August and generally doesn't overlap with Telluride in terms of the films that they program. In the past five years, I've been able to identify 4 films that have played at Locarno and then Telluride: "No", "Goodbye First Love", "Le Havre" and "Kisses".
This year's Locarno lineup looks like it has a couple of things that have Telluride potential. "Gloria" from Sebastien Lelio. The film made a bit of a splash earlier this year at the Berlin Fest and Paulina Garcia was named Best Actress there. The other film that Locarno lists is in their Piazza Grande section and that is Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" which I could certainly envision as a part of a Herzog retrospective at Telluride to honor the director and the naming of the new film venue in his honor.
Variety has the entire lineup as announced so far here:
as does IndieWire:
SAVING MR. BANKS
Last weekend we got our first look at Tom Hanks "other" (Captain Phillips being the first) film set to roll out during the fall season: "Saving Mr. Banks" said to be the story of how Walt Disney got "Mary Poppins" to the screen. Emma Thompson co-stars.
Here's the trailer:
I have also linked a couple of posts about the film/trailer as well:
Thompson on Hollywood:
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