INDIEWIRE'S CANNES WISH LIST
As we edge closer to the official announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup Indiewire has published its list of 50 films on their wish list for the 72nd edition of the French film affair.
Again, Scorsese's The Irishman and other Netflix titles are off the list and also likely off the Cannes list is James Gray's As Astra.
Among the 50 films that are on the Indiewire's hopefuls are these that I think seem Telluride-possible. Most of the following titles have now become repeat mentions from previous Cannes' speculation pieces. Alphabetically, those films are:
Ahmed (The Dardennes Brothers)
Ema (Pablo Larrain)
First Cow (Kelly Reichardt)
One Second (Zhang Yimou)
Radegund (Terrence Malick)
The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
The complete Indiewire list is here.
HERZOG ON GORBACHEV
Herzog at the Kremlin (via The Orchard and Indiewire)
Indiewire's Christian Blauvelt sat down with legendary filmmaker and Telluride "Esteemed Council of Advisors" member (and who has a TFF theater named for him) Werner Herzog last week to talk about his latest documentary film Meeting Gorbachev which premiered at TFF #45 last September.
Herzog's exploration of the former Russian/Soviet leader is scheduled for a May 3rd U.S. release from The Orchard.
The Indiewire interview with Herzog also includes an exclusive look at a trailer for the film.
You can find that interview here.
MORE COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
The Tennessean reports that Ken Burns will donate a trove of the interviews that he and his crew have done for the upcoming PBS documentary Country Music to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Burns is currently in the midst of promoting the 8 part 16 hour doc before it screens on PBS on September 15th.
Burns past extensive connection to Telluride and his frequent presence at the festival with various projects leads me to think that there is a better than fair chance that at least some of the doc will bow at TFF #46 over the Labor Day weekend.
The Tennessean reports that Burns will be donating all of the recorded interviews and transcripts from over 40 artists.
The complete Tennessean article is linked here.
That will do for today. I'll have more on Monday.
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