Top brass at the 42nd edition of the Colorado event have announced the roster of 27 films, with surprises to come over the September 4-7 run date.


The line-up is as follows:

Carol (US), Todd Haynes

Amazing Grace (US, 1972/2015), Sydney Pollack

Anomalisa (US), Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson

Beast Of No Nation (US), Cary Fukunaga

He Named Me Malala (US), Davis Guggenheim

Steve Jobs (US), Danny Boyle

Ixcanul (Guatemala), Jayro Bustamante

Bitter Lake (US), Adam Curtis

Room (UK), Lenny Abrahamson

Black Mass (US), Scott Cooper

Suffragette (UK), Sarah Gavron

Spotlight (US), Tom McCarthy

Rams (Iceland), Grímur Hákonarson

Mom And Me (Ireland), Ken Wardrop

Viva (Ireland), Paddy Breathnach

Taj Majal (France-India), Nicolas Saada

Siti (Indonesia), Eddie Cahyono

Heart Of The Dog (US), Laurie Anderson

45 Years (UK), Andrew Haigh

Son Of Saul (Hungary), Lázló Nemes,  

Only The Dead See The End Of The War (US-Australia), Michael Ware, Bill Guttentag

Taxi (Iran), Jafar Panahi

Hitchcock/Truffaut (US), Kent Jones

Time To Choose (US), Charles Ferguson

Marguerite (France), Xavier Giannoli

Tikkun (Israel), Avishai Sivan

Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom (Russia-Ukraine), Evgeny Afineevsky.

The 2015 Silver Medallion Awards in recognition of “an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema” will go to Steve Jobs director and Telluride regular Danny Boyle, as well as Bitter Lake director Adam Curtis and Rooney Mara, who will present Carol.

“We are thrilled to present such an exhilarating, diverse program for the 42nd Telluride Film Festival,” said executive director Julie Huntsinger. “This year was an abundance of riches, particularly within the documentary category, and we feel privileged to celebrate these films and their artists with our audience in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.”

Guest Director Rachel Kushner, who serves as a key collaborator in the festival’s programme, presents the following revival programmes:

The Mother And The Whore (France, 1973), Jean Eustache

Mes Petites Amoureuses (France, 1974), Jean Eustache

Wake In Fright (Australia, 1971), Ted Kotcheff

Cocksucker Blues (US, 1979), Robert Frank

A Day In The Country (France, 1936), Jean Renoir, France, 1936) + Uncle Yanco (Francem 1967), Agnès Varda

The Mattei Affair (Italy, 1972), Francesco Rosi.

Additional film revival programs include Die Nibelungen (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1924), L’Inhumaine (Marcel L’Herbier, France, 1924), Retour De Flamme, a collection of short films curated by Serge Bromberg; and Restoring Napoleon with Georges Mourier who is currently overseeing the six-and-half-hour restoration of the film for Cinémathèque Francaise.

Backlot, Telluride’s screening room featuring behind-the-scenes films and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers, will screen the following:

Cinema: A Public Affair (Russia, 2015), Tatiana Brandrup

The Century Of The Self (UK, 2002), Adam Curtis

Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words (Sweden, 2015), Stig Björkman

In The Shadow Of The Great Oaks (France, 2005), George Mourier

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (US, 2015), Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Sembene! (US-Senegal, 2015), Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman

Dreaming Against The World (US, 2015), Tim Sternberg + Tyrus (US, 2015), Pamela Tom.

The 2015 Special Medallion award goes to Participant Media. Jonathan King and Diane Weyermann will be presented the award prior to a screening of He Named Me Malala. Participant Media films in the festival include Spotlight and Beasts Of No Nation.

The programme includes six Conversations and three outdoor Noon Seminars, as well as scheduled book signings by Emma Donaghue (Room), Guest Director Rachel Kushner and an outdoor screening of Jennifer Peedom’s documentary Sherpa.