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Telluride Film Festivals Unveils 2023 Lineup

As the Telluride Film Festival gears up to begin tomorrow, the festival announced its lineup of the main program, alongside documentary shorts, film restorations hosted by several acclaimed directors, and some special screenings. The festival will run from August 31 to September 4, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On this year’s lineup, director Julie Huntsinger stated “Fifty years is a long time to do anything. And while we might be a little biased, we feel the work that TFF does is pretty important.”

“We take the charge of preserving the theatrical experience and promoting film seriously, but with necessary winks here and there. We’re ecstatic to share a program we feel reflects so much of the past fifty years, naturally and organically, films old and new, which stand as a testament to our beloved co-founders Tom Luddy and Bill Pence who are no longer with us.”

Here is the full lineup below:

Main Program

“All of Us Strangers” (d. Andrew Haigh, U.K., 2023)
“American Symphony” (d. Matthew Heineman, U.S., 2023)
“Anatomy of a Fall” (d. Justine Triet, France, 2023)
“Anselm” (d. Wim Wenders, Germany, 2023)
“Baltimore” (d. Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy Ireland-U.K., 2023)
“Beyond Utopia” (d. Madeleine Gavin, U.S., 2023)
“The Bikeriders” (d. Jeff Nichols, U.S., 2023)
“Cassandro” (d. Roger Ross Williams, U.S., 2023)
“Daddio” (d. Christy Hall, U.S., 2023)
“El Conde” (d. Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2023)
“Fallen Leaves” (d. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2023)
“The Falling Star” (d. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, France-Belgium, 2023)
“Finally Dawn” (d. Saverio Costanzo, Italy, 2023)
“Fingernails” (d. Christos Nikou, U.S., 2023)
“Food, Inc. 2” (d. Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo, U.S., 2023)
“High & Low-John Galliano” (d. Kevin Macdonald, U.K., 2023)
“The Holdovers” (d. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2023)
“Hollywoodgate” (d. Ibrahim Nash’at, U.S.-Germany, 2023)
“Janet Planet” (d. Annie Baker, U.S., 2023)
“La Chimera” (d. Alice Rohrwacher, Italy-France-Switzerland, 2023)
“The Mission” (d. Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss, U.S., 2023)
“The Monk and the Gun” (d. Pawo Choyning Dorji, Bhutan, 2023)
“Nyad” (d. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, U.S., 2023)
“Occupied City” (d. Steve McQueen, Netherlands-U.K.-U.S., 2023)
“Orlando, My Political Biography” (d. Paul B. Preciado, France, 2023)
“Perfect Days” (d. Wim Wenders, Japan, 2023)
“The Pigeon Tunnel” (d. Errol Morris, U.K., 2023)
“Poor Things” (d. Yorgos Lanthimos, U.S.-Ireland-U.K., 2023)
“The Promised Land” (d. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark-Germany-Sweden, 2023)
“The Royal Hotel” (d. Kitty Green, Australia, 2023)
“Rustin” (d. George C. Wolfe, U.S., 2023)
“Saltburn” (d. Emerald Fennell, U.S., 2023)
“The Teacher’s Lounge” (d. Ilker Çatak, Germany, 2023)
“Tehachapi” (d. JR, France, 2023)
“Thank You Very Much” (d. Alex Braverman, U.S., 2023)
“Tuesday” (d. Daina O. Pusić, U.S.-U.K., 2023)
“Wildcat” (d. Ethan Hawke, U.S., 2023)
“The Zone of Interest” (d. Jonathan Glazer, U.S.-U.K.-Poland, 2023)

Documentary Shorts

“If Dreams Were Lightning” (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2023)
“Incident” (d. Bill Morrison, U.S., 2023)
“The Last Repair Shop” (d. Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers, U.S., 2023)
“The Last Song from Kabul” (d. Kevin Macdonald, Afghanistan-Qatar-Portugal-Germany, 2023)

Guest Director Program

“Juvenile Court” — (d. Frederick Wiseman, U.S., 1973)
Selected and presented by Rachel Kushner
“All That Jazz” (d. Bob Fosse, U.S., 1979)
Selected and presented by Ethan Hawke
“Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000” (d. Alain Tanner, France-Switzerland,
Selected and presented by Alfonso Cuarón
“The Long Good Friday” (d. John Mackenzie, U.K., 1980) Selected and presented
by Adam Curtis
“Zéro de conduite” (d. Jean Vigo, France, 1933)
Selected and presented by Steve
“The Music Room” (d. Satyajit Ray, India, 1958)
Selected and presented by Mira Nair

Additional restorations

“The Unknown” (d. Tod Browning, U.S., 1927)

“My Grandmother” (d. Kote Mikaberidze, Soviet Union, 1929) with Finnish music ensemble Cleaning Women performing a live score

Abel Gance’s “La Roue” (France, 1923) shown in four chapters

Víctimas del Pecado” (d. Emilio Fernández, Mexico, 1951)

“Llévame en tus brazos” (d. Julio Bracho, Mexico, 1954).

Special presentations

Pedro Almodóvar’s short film “Strange Way of Life” (Spain, 2023)

Ross White and Tom Berkeley’s short “The Golden West” (Ireland-U.K., 2023)

A live performance by Jon Batiste following Thursday’s screening of “American Symphony”

Tina Satter’s “Reality” (U.S., 2023)


“Aka Mr. Chow” (d. Nick Hooker, U.S., 2023)
“All That is Sacred” (d. Scott Ballew, U.S., 2023) with TARPON (d. Guy de la
Valdene, Christian Odasso, U.S., 1973)
“Angel Applicant” (d. Ken Meyer, U.S., 2023)
“Carol Doda Topless at the Condor” (d. Marlo McKenzie, Jonathan Parker,
U.S., 2023)
“Cinema Has Been My True Love: The Work and Times of Lynda Miles” (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2023)
“Kim’s Video” (d. David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, U.S.-U.K.-Italy, 2023)
“Little Girl Blue” (d. Mona Achache, France, 2023)
“Musica!” (d. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, U.S., 2023)
“Notes From Sheepland” (d. Cara Holmes, Ireland, 2023)
“Room 999” (d. Lubna Playoust, France, 2023)
“ZINZINDURRUNKARRATZ” (d. Oskar Alegría, Spain, 2023)

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3 months ago

I would unalive myself if I spent $5000 on this rubbish.



Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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