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World Premieres Of 'The Imitation Game,' 'Wild' & 'Rosewater' Lead 2014 Telluride Film Festival Line-Up

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist August 28, 2014 at 10:36AM

We're well underway on festival season: the Venice Film Festival is going into its second day, and as we speak, our intrepid correspondent is mid-air on the way to the Telluride International Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow. An increasingly crucial Oscar launch pad as well as a nicely curated festival, Telluride also differs from other festivals in that it only announces its lineup at the last minute. And by the last minute, we mean just now.
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Imitation Game

We're well underway on festival season: the Venice Film Festival is going into its second day, and as we speak, our intrepid correspondent is mid-air on the way to the Telluride International Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow. An increasingly crucial Oscar launch pad as well as a nicely curated festival, Telluride also differs from other festivals in that it only announces its lineup at the last minute. And by the last minute, we mean just now.

TIFF's new policy of not letting films be described as "world premieres" means that many of the big ticket movies had already been guessed, but "The Imitation Game," "Rosewater" and "Wild" have been confirmed as making their world premieres at the festival. Additionally, Venice's "Birdman" and "99 Homes" will be crossing the Atlantic to make North American debuts at Telluride, along with a huge chunk of the Cannes line-up, including "Mommy," "Leviathan," "Foxcatcher," "The Homesman," "Mr. Turner" and "Two Days One Night," with "Whiplash" making the trip from Sundance, and "71" from Berlin.

There's also the world premiere of the new version of "Madame Bovary," starring Mia Wasikowska and Ezra Miller, Martin Scorsese's NYRB documentary "The 50 Year Argument," and the usual fine line-up of vintage cinema, with Hilary Swank and Volker Schlondorff getting special tributes this year. And it's worth noting that as in previous years, there are a number of TBA slots: "Argo" made its appearance in one such position a few years ago, we recall, so there's still room for a big movie or two to be added to the lineup.

We'll have coverage from Telluride throughout the weekend, but in the meantime, you can peruse the full lineup below. 

New Cinema
"The 50 Year Argument" (Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi)
"71" (Yann DeMange)
"99 Homes" (Ramin Bahrani)
"Bertolucci on Bertolucci" (Walter Fasano and Luca Guadagnino)
"Birdman" (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
"The Decent One" (Vanessa Lapa)
"Dancing Arabs" (Eran Riklis)
"Diplomacy" (Volker Schlöndorff)
"Forbidden Films" (Felix Moeller)
"Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller)
"The Gate" (Régis Wargnier)
"The Homesman" (Tommy Lee Jones)
"How To Smell A Rose" (Les Blank)
"I Stop Time" (Gunilla Bresky)
"The Imitation Game" (Morten Tyldum)
"Keep On Keepin' On" (Alan Hicks)
"Leviathan" (Andrey Zvyaginstev)
"The Look of Silence" (Joshua Oppenheimer)
"Mr. Turner" (Mike Leigh)
"Madame Bovary" (Sophie Barthes)
"Magician" (Chuck Workman)
"Merchants of Doubt" (Patrick Osborne)
"Mommy" (Xavier Dolan)
"Night Will Fall" (Andre Singer)
"The Price of Fame" (Xavier Beauvois)
"Red Army" (Gabe Polsky)
"Rosewater" (Jon Stewart)
"The Salt of the Earth" (Wim Wenders)
"Seymour" (Ethan Hawke)
"Socialism" (Peter von Bagh)
"Tales Of The Grim Sleeper" (Nick Broomfield)
"Two Days One Night" (Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardennes)
"Wild" (Jean-Marc Vallee)
"Wild Tales" (Damian Szifron)
"Whiplash" (Damien Chazelle)

Other Presentations
"Baal" (Volker Schlöndorff, 1970)
"Billy, How Did You Do It?" (Volker Schlöndorff, 1992)
"Carroll Ballard: Seems Like Only Yesterday" (series of shorts, 1969-1975)
"Children of No Importance" (Gerhard Lamprecht, 1926)
"Hearts of Darkness" (Eleanor Coppola, 1991)
"Joyful Laughter" (Marion Monicelli, 1960)
"Too Much Johnson" (Orson Welles, 1938)

Selections From Guest Directors Kim Morgan And Guy Maddin
"California Split"
(Robert Altman, 1974)

"Il Grido" (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957)

"M" (Fritz Lang, 1951)

"A Man's Castle" (Frank Borzage, 1933)

"The Road to Glory" (Howard Hawks, 1936)

"Wicked Woman" (Russell Rouse, 1953)

Tributes
Hilary Swank

Volker Schlöndorff

Cineteca di Bologna and Gian Luca Farinelli

This article is related to: Telluride 2014, Telluride Film Festival, The Imitation Game, Wild, Rosewater, Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance


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