THE DAY HAS COME: THE FIRST "TEN BETS" FOR TFF #43
A couple of notes...
First, this will be the sixth year of the "Ten Bets" and on average this first list will name approximately six films that will actually be on the TFF #43 lineup when it's announced on Sept. 1. The best initial Ten Bets was the first in 2011 which git eight titles correct. The worst was actually last year;s when only four films on the very first list made the T-ride lineup.
Also, keep in mind that I'll have weekly updates and the prognostication success rate gets better the closer we get to the Festival.
Third, if you've been reading much of the blog since the Oscars ended, the first Ten Bets won't/shouldn't be much of a surprise.
And finally, as David Letterman used to be fond of saying, "No wagering."
Here's the Ten Bets from MTFB on the last Friday in June, 2016 (Director, Distributor and U.S. release date-if known-in parenthesis)
10) Lion (Davis, TWC, 11/25)
9) Loving (Nichols, Focus, 11/4)
8) The Red Turtle (Dudok de Wit, SPC, TBA)
7) Moonlight (Jenkins, A24, TBA)
6) American Honey (Arnold, A24, TBA)
5) Fire at Sea (Rosi, Kino Lorber, TBA)
4) The Unknown Girl (The Dardennes, Sundance/IFC, TBA)
3) Toni Erdmann (Ade, SPC, TBA)
2) The Salesman (Fahradi, Amazon/Cohen Media, TBA)
1) Wilson (Johnson, Fox Searchlight, TBA)
Close: Things to Come, Aquarius, Birth of a Nation, La La Land, A United Kingdom, Journey Through French Cinema and Salt and Fire.
TWO OUTSIDE SHOTS WITH TRAILERS
We had appearances yesterday for trailers for two films that have a slim chance of making this year's SHOW. You'll notice that neither is on the above "Ten Bets" list nor the additional films that I have labeled as "close". Nevertheless, both films could find their way into the Telluride lineup.
Christian Puiu's Sieranevada, which was critically very well received at Cannes in May dropped a trailer with french subtitles. You can see that here thanks to YouTube:
This is the story from The Film Stage that reported the trailer's release:
Also appearing yesterday was a trailer for Ewan McGregor's directing debut, an adaptation of Philip Roth's American Pastoral.
The film is set for an Oct. 21 limited release and is in the distribution hands of Lionsgate. Here's its trailer from YouTube:
Here are some posts from that reported the trailer's release yesterday:
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