Cuarón, Lelio, Maillé, and Fuguet to Telluride


Telluride Film Festival, known for its eclectic and often last minute announcements has scheduled its lineup for this year's 40th anniversary edition. In commemoration of 40 years, the usual four day festival has added an additional day. Once again, a mix of  emerging filmmakers and auteurs from around the world, the festival will feature some Latin American talent

Among 59 feature and shorts, Sebastián Lelio's acclaimed Chilean film Gloria, in which the title character learns to come to terms with aging, will be presented in the festival's main slate. The other Latin American representation in the festival's main section is Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts detached from their space shuttle by a missions disaster.

The Festival also invites six guest directors to return with new programs, including author B. Ruby Rich presenting De cierta manera / One Way of Another, directed by Cuban director Sara Gómez, which mixes documentary-style footage with a fictional story that looks at the poor neighborhoods of Havana shortly after the Cuban Revolution of 1959.

Backlot, Telluride's intimate screening room featuring behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers will be screening the Chilean film Locations: Looking for Rusty James directed by Alberto Fuguet, a personal documentary about the huge impact of the film “Rumble Fish” on a whole generation of filmmakers from the Southern Cone of Latin America.

Frank Pavich's Jodorowsky's Dune chronicles legendary Chilean director's attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert's science fiction novel Dune in the mid-1970s. The Mexican film, Miradas múltiples: La máquina loca / Multiple Visions, The Crazy Machine (pictured right) directed by Emilio Maille documents the work of one of the keenest eyes in film history, Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, who’s responsible for many of the lasting images from Mexico’s golden age of cinema.

The Telluride Film Festival will be held From August 29 through September 2nd in Telluride, Colorado.