A note here about MTFB in the summer of 2017. Because I'm going to be on the road a lot this summer, MTFB is going to go with a four day a week publishing schedule for most weeks between now and the Festival. Normally, MTFB posts on Mondays and Thursdays and for this summer in the run up to TFF #44 I am going to add posts for Tuesday and Friday. This is a little departure from the last couple of years in which I have posted five times a week for the summer schedule.
So, at least here at the start of the three month countdown to Telluride, that's the plan.
TELLURIDE HISTORY CONTINUED: TFF #27
Today, I continue my amble back through Telluride Film Fest history. We look at TFF #27 that took place Sept. 1-4, 2000.
Guest Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky
Tributes: Ang Lee, Stellan Skarsgard. Im Kwon Taek
Special Medallion: Serge Silberman
Norman Lloyd Reminisces
Elmore Leonard: Storyteller
Beauty Will Save the World
Better Than Sex
Boseman and Lena
The Burger and the King: The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
House of Mirth
The King is Alive
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
One Day in September
Our Lady of the Assassins
Seven Men from Now
Shadow of the Vampire
Stranger on the Prowl
Sweet and Lowdown
A Time of Drunken Horses
The Widow of St. Pierre
Wings of Hope
Note: Film maker Sarah Gavron made her first Telluride appearance with her short film Losing Touch.
Also, personally...would have loved to have been there for the Elmore Leonard program and the presentation of Nosferatu.
MORE CANNES AWARDS SEASON ANALYSIS
I'm adding links here to post-Cannes awards analysis from Nicole Sperling at Entertainment Weekly and Erik Anderson of Awards Watch.
Sperling specifically mentions The Beguiled (opening on June 30, so off the table for Telluride) and Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here as potential Oscar hopefuls. She also makes the point that The Florida Project could be a dark horse (as I have said as well).
Foreign Language film candidates that she assesses are Palme d'Or winner The Square, Loveless, Happy End and BPM. For my money Loveless and BPM seem the most likely T-ride choices.
Anderson, in his post for Awards Watch, starts with mentioning, The Square, BPM and Loveless as real Foreign Language contenders.
Other article highlights are his suggestion that neither Wonderstruck nor Happy End were probably hurt by their lack of awards and that we should be watching for Agnes Varda and JR's Visages/Villages (Faces/Places) as a serious contender for Best Documentary.
IF I HAD TO...
I won't put up the first "official" Ten Bets for Telluride of the year until June 23rd...but...if I had to tell you right now what I think...in no particular order...
The Florida Project
A Fantastic Woman
You Were Never Really Here
The Current War
Battle of the Sexes
...might be near the top of a hypothetical "Ten Bets" three months before the fest commences...but don't quote me.
And that'll do it for this Monday. I'll have more tomorrow...
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