BERLIN ADDS TITLES...MORE TELLURIDE INTRIGUE
The Berlin International Film Festival named their last set of films for competition earlier this week and there were a couple that caught my eye as potential films for the Telluride slate: Wim Wenders "Every Thing Will Be Fine starring James Franco and Rachel McAdams and Pablo Larrain's "The Club". Here's a selection of coverage of the Berlin announcement:
COENS AND CANNES
TFF #40 Tribute recipients "The Coen Brothers" have been named as co-Presidents of the Palme d'Or jury for the Cannes Film Fest. The Coens presented "Inside Llewyn Davis" at T-ride in 2013. The Coens have had a number of films play at Cannes and I have always thought their Cannes connection was likely a big reason tat "Llewyn" became their first film to screen at TFF. Any chance that we might see their "Hail, Caesar!" might make a Telluride play? At this point, the Feb. 2016 release date would seem to make that unlikely. I have linked a few of the stories about their Cannes selection here:
Now that the Oscar nominations are out, a good number of the Oscar experts are weighing in as to their thoughts about which films will actually carry off the trophies on Feb. 22. Check those below:
MUCH ADO ABOUT...
"Interviews and "Behind the Scenes" material for Inarritu's "Birdman":
Interviews and "Behind the Scenes" features for "The Imitation Game":
FOXCATCHER: THE FIRST FILM
Here's an interesting piece of video. This is the Jon DuPont promotional film...ther eal one...that is referenced in "Foxcatcher":
FIRST LOOK: THE REVENANT
Entertainment Weekly has the first photos from Alejandro Inarritu's "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film, set for a December release, would be a prime Telluride possibility if it's done in time for Labor Day...but that's a BIG IF...
OSCAR AND FESTIVALS
Indiewire looks at which film festivals acted as the premiere host/site for which Oscar nominated films:
More on Monday...Have a great weekend!