Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Le French Part One/Pics from"Furnace"

Good Wednesday to All.


Time to take a look at some of the more often Telluride represented French production houses in terms of their past with the festival and what those companies might have in store that have the potential to play over the Labor Day weekend.  We begin with:


Look at the history of Canal+ as a producer of films that played at Telluride over the last decade:

2003: The Barbarian Invasions, Dogville, Love Me If You Dare, The Tripletts of Belleville
2004: The Weeping Meadow
2005: The Child, Cache, Lemming, Live and Become
2006: Volver, Indigenes, The Page Turner
2007: The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Terror's Advocate, Jellyfish
2008: With a Little Help From Myself, I've Loved You So Long
2009: Farewell, Coco Before Chanel, A Prophet, The White Ribbon
2010: The Illusionist, Carlos, Of Gods and Men, The Princess of Montpensier
2011: Crazy Horse, Albert Nobbs, Goodbye First Love, The Kid with a Bike, The Artist, Le Havre
2012: Rust and Bone, Superstar, The Attack

Canal+ averages 3 films each year at Telluride.  What do they have that might play this year?

"Blue is the Warmest Color", "Bastards (Les Saluds)", "The Great Beauty", "The Past", "A Castle in Italy", "Mood Indigo", "Camille Claudell: 1915". "The Past" and "Blue is the Warmest Color" have the greatest chance to be on Telluride's 2013 bill of fare.

These seem to be the most likely to me but Canal+ has their finger in a lot of pots, so there could be many others that play.  Check Canal+'s full lineup via IMDb here:


Another French production outfit that sometimes plays at Telluride is StudioCanal.  Look at their ten year Telluride track record:

2003: Young Adam, Love Me If You Dare
2005: Cache
2006: Indigines, Catch a Fire
2010: The Princess of Montpensier
2012: Love, Marilyn

As you can see, StudioCanal's T-ride participation is hit and miss.  Of the films that StudioCanal has had a hand in, there are two that have some Telluride potential but it's low level potential:

The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo".  I'd put both films chances at 20%.

More French information coming tomorrow.


We began seeing some stills from Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace" yesterday.  The pics were originally posted via USA Today.  I've linked to three stories from Rope of Silicon:

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"Out of the Furnace" opens Dec. 6th.

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More tomorrow...

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