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Telluride Film Festival Announces This Year’s Lineup

While today the gala night audience at the Sala Grande broke in seemingly never-ending applause after the screening of Todd Field’s Tár at the Venice Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival announced the line-up of its 49th edition.

It is no coincidence that the Telluride selection also includes Tár, the well-received psychological drama of a brilliant conductor and composer played by Cate Blanchett.

Tár isn’t the only film in the lineup that’s stirring a buzz. As in the past, Venice and Telluride have become gateways to an open road to the top of the awards season. And with both festivals coming back live, the excitement of year-end recognition is growing.

Other Venice choices present in Telluride are Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal drama Bones and All and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s dramedy Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths) about a journalist reflecting on his life.

As usual, Telluride also picked red-hot new titles from diverse countries, with world premieres of Sebastián Lelio’s drama The Wonder, opening theatrically in November before streaming on Netflix in December; Sam MendesEmpire of Light, a 1980s-set love story; Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, with Claire Foy, Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara and many more; and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s version of the well-known Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Here’s the full lineup:

Armageddon Time (d. James Gray, U.S., 2022) In person: James Gray, Jeremy Strong, Anne Hathaway

Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths (d. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico-U.S., 2022) In person: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, Íker Sánchez Solano

Bobi Wine, Ghetto President (d. Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo, Uganda-U.K., 2022) In person: Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo, Bobi Wine, Barbie Kyagulanyi

Bones And All (d. Luca Guadagnino, U.S., 2022) In person: Luca Guadagnino, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance

Broker (d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, South Korea, 2022) In person: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Song Kang-ho

Close (d. Lukas Dhont, Belgium-France-Netherlands, 2022) In person: Lukas Dhont, Eden Dambrine

A Compassionate Spy (d. Steve James, U.S.-U.K., 2022) In person: Steve James

The Corridors of Power (d. Dror Moreh, U.S., 2022) In person: Dror Moreh

Empire Of Light (d. Sam Mendes, U.K.-U.S., 2022) In person: Sam Mendes, Micheal Ward

The End of the World (d. Matthew Tyrnauer, U.S., 2022) In person: Matthew Tyrnauer, Jonathan Lethem

The Future Tense (d. Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, Ireland, 2022) In person: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor, Molly Lawlor

Godland (d. Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark-Iceland-France-Sweden, 2022) In person: Hlynur Pálmason, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir

Good Night Oppy (d. Ryan White, U.S., 2022) In person: Ryan White, Steve Squyres

Holy Spider (d. Ali Abbasi, Denmark-Germany-Sweden-France, 2022) In person: Ali Abbasi, Zar Amir Ebrahimi

Icarus: The Aftermath (d. Bryan Fogel, U.S., 2022) In person: Bryan Fogel

If These Walls Could Sing (d. Mary McCartney, U.K., 2022) In person: Mary McCartney

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (d. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, U.K.-U.S., 2022) In person: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell

Last Flight Home (d. Ondi Timoner, U.S., 2022) In person: Ondi Timoner, Morgan Doctor, Rabbi Rachel Timoner, and the Timoner family

Living (d. Oliver Hermanus, U.K., 2022) In person: Oliver Hermanus, Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood

• The March On Rome (d. Mark Cousins, Italy, 2022) In person: Mark Cousins

Merkel (d. Eva Weber, U.K.-Denmark-Germany, 2022) In person: Eva Weber

My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2022) In person: Mark Cousins

One Fine Morning (d. Mia Hansen-Løve, France, 2022) In person: Mia Hansen-Løve, Léa Seydoux

Retrograde (d. Matthew Heineman, U.S., 2022) In person: Matthew Heineman, General Sami Sadat, Matt Chaney

“SR.” (d. Chris Smith, U.S., 2022) In person: Chris Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey

Squaring The Circle (d. Anton Corbijn, U.K., 2022) In person: Anton Corbijn

Tár (d. Todd Field, U.S., 2022) In person: Todd Field, Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss

Tori And Lokita (d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Belgium-France, 2022) In person: Joely Mbundu

Wildcat (d. Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost, U.S., 2022) In person: Melissa Lesh, Trevor Beck Frost, Harry Turner, Samantha Zwicker

Women Talking (d. Sarah Polley, U.S., 2022) In person: Sarah Polley, Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Judith Ivey, Jessie Buckley, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, August Winter, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil

The Wonder (d. Sebastián Lelio, U.K.-Ireland, 2022) In person: Sebastián Lelio


The 2022 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema, will be presented to Golden Globe and Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett (with TárMarch on Rome and My Name Is Alfred HitchcockWomen Talking).