Welcome to Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
TELLURIDE RE-WIND-TFF #15
My ongoing Telluride Film Festival history project continues today with a flashback to the 15th Telluride Film Festival which ran from Sept. 2-5, 1988. Here are the details:
Guest Director: Donald Richie
Tributes: Pedro Almodovar, Cab Calloway, The Xi'an Studio
Broken Down Film
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Distant Voices, Still Lives
The Dragon Painter
Homeland of Electricity
The King of Children
Kric! Krac! Tales of a Nightmare
The Legend of the Forest
Men of Kishnou Island
Night of the Hunter
The Old Well
One Hand Don't Clap
That Rhythm Those Blues
Voices from the Attic
Voices of Sarafina
Wherever You Are
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Wrath of the Gods
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
The L.A. Times Tre'vell Anderson interviewed Oscar contender Daniela Vega recently. Vega stars in the TFF #44 film A Fantastic Woman and has been making buzz around the film since its premiere last February at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film won a number of prizes at Berlin including Best Screenplay.
The film's story focuses on the life of a transgender woman in Chile and is directed and was written by Sebastian Lelilo. The film currently sits at the #5 spot in this week's Film Award Clearinghouse Oscar predictions for Best Foreign Film.
That interview is here.
A Fantastic Woman is scheduled to open in the U.S. on Feb. 2nd.
A TRAILER FOR THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
Aki Kurismaki's The Other Side of Hope played the Berlin International Film Festival as well. Kaurismaki won the Berlin prize for Best Directing; The film highlights the European refugee situation.
The film's first trailer arrived this week from Janus Films. Here it is:
The Other Side of Hope opens in New York on Dec. 1st.
The Playlist coverage of the trailer debut is here.
That's your MTFB for this Thursday. I'll have more on Monday. Have a great weekend!
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