The 38th Telluride Film Festival, which kicks off Friday and runs through Monday, has now announced most of its programme.

The new features, many of which will go on to screen in Toronto in official premieres, are:

·       ALBERT NOBBS (d. Rodrigo Garcia, US)

·       THE ARTIST (d. Michel Hazanavicius, France)

·       BECOMING BERT STERN (d. Shannah Laumeister, US)

·       BITTER SEEDS (d. Micha X. Peled, US)

·       BONSÁI (d. Cristián Jiménez, Chile)

·       A DANGEROUS METHOD (d. David Cronenberg, UK-Switzerland-US-Canada)

·       THE DESCENDANTS (d. Alexander Payne, US)

·       DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (d. Lisa Immordino-Vreeland, US)

·       FOOTNOTE (d. Joseph Cedar, Israel)

·       THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (d. Joshua Marston, U.S.-Albania-Denmark-Italy)

·       GOODBYE FIRST LOVE (d. Mia Hansen-Løve, France)

·       LE HAVRE (d. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland)

·       HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF (d. Greg Macgillivray, Sam George, US)

·       IN DARKNESS (d. Agnieszka Holland, Poland)

·       INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE (d. Werner Herzog, US)

·       THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (d. Jon Shenk, US)

·       THE KID WITH A BIKE (d. Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium)

·       LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD (d. Martin Scorsese, US)

·       PASSERBY (d. Eryk Rocha, Brazil)

·       PERDIDA (d. Viviana García Besné, Mexico)

·       PINA (d. Wim Wenders, Germany)

·       A SEPARATION (d. Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

·       SHAME (d. Steve McQueen, UK)

·       THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (d. Mark Cousins, UK)

·       TARGET (d. Alexander Zeldovich, Russia)

·       THE TURIN HORSE (d. Béla Tarr, Hungary)

·       THE WAY HOME (d. Dr. Biju, India)

·        WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (d. Lynne Ramsey, UK)

There will also be sneak previews announced over the weekend.

Silver Medallion Awards will go to George Clooney, Pierre Etaix and Tilda Swinton. A special medallion will go to UK film magazine Sight & Sound. Editor Nick James will introduce Alan Clark’s 1974 film Penda’s Fen.

The festival in the Colorado town is presented by the National Film Preserve. 

“This has proven to be a marvelous year for the Telluride Film Festival. We discovered many more fine movies than our four-day weekend could include. There were difficult decisions and the results make for an exciting and varied selection of new works by both established filmmakers, many returning to Telluride, and first-time directors,” said Festival Co-Director Gary Meyer.

The festival’s guest director this year is Caetano Veloso, who is presenting six films including Billy Wilder’s 1960 The Apartment and Leonardo Favio’s 2008 Aniceto

Other selections in the Backlot programme will include Chris Durlacher’s The Documentary Film Mob and Mandy Chang’s The Camera That Changed The World, both 2011 works from the UK. Other titles include Christian Weisenborn’s I Am My Films, Part 2…30 Years Later; Pascale Cuenot’s In The Tracks of George Delerue; and Marcelo Machado’s Tropicalia.

 Other events will include Olivia Harrison signing advance copies of her book George Harrison: Living In The Material World; and Maira Kalman’s display of prints.

 The full programme will be posted Friday at