2012 Telluride Film Festival Announces Lineup As Festival Opens; Includes ‘Amour,’ ‘Frances Ha,’ ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’

Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha

As is tradition (and a pretty fun one at that), the Telluride Film Festival has announced their lineup just one day before the festival kicks off in Telluride, CO. The 39th Telluride Film Festival will include twenty-five narrative and documentary films in its Main Program, with a total of “nearly 100 feature films, short films and revivals representing over thirty countries, along with Tribute programs, Conversations, Panels and Education Programs.”

This year’s slate includes a number of anticipated films and many that are already gathering momentum on the festival circuit, including Michael Haneke‘s Amour, Ramin Bahrani‘s At Any Price, Michael Winterbottom‘s Everyday, Sally Potter‘s Ginger and Rosa, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, Thomas Vinterberg‘s The Hunt, Roger Michell‘s Hyde Park on Hudson, Jacques Audiard‘s Rust & Bone, Sarah Polley‘s Stories We Tell, and Wayne Blair‘s The Sapphires. In addition to these solid picks, Telluride will also unveil some surprise “Sneak Previews” over the weekend. Past sneaks have included 127 Hours, Black Swan, and Up in the Air.

Additionally, Marion Cotillard, Roger Corman, and Mads Mikkelsen will all be honored.

After the break, check out the complete listing of Telluride’s just-announced festival slate.

Main Program, a.k.a. “The Show”

THE ACT OF KILLING (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012)

AMOUR (d. Michael Haneke, Austria, 2012)

AT ANY PRICE (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2012)

THE ATTACK (d. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon-France, 2012)

BARBARA (d. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012)

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (d. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, U.S., 2012)

EVERYDAY (d. Michael Winterbottom, U.K., 2012)

FRANCES HA (d. Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2012)

THE GATEKEEPERS (d. Dror Moreh, Israel, 2012)

GINGER AND ROSA (d. Sally Potter, England, 2012)

THE HUNT (d. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 2012)

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (d. Roger Michell, U.S., 2012)

THE ICEMAN (d. Ariel Vromen, U.S., 2012)

LOVE, MARILYN (d. Liz Garbus, U.S., 2012)

MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN (d. Deepa Mehta, Canada-Sri Lanka, 2012)

NO (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2012)

PARADISE: LOVE (d. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2012)

PIAZZA FONTANA (d. Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy, 2012)

A ROYAL AFFAIR (d. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012)

RUST & BONE (d. Jacques Audiard, France, 2012)

THE SAPPHIRES (d. Wayne Blair, Australia, 2012)

STORIES WE TELL (d. Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012)

SUPERSTAR (d. Xavier Giannoli, France, 2012)

WADJDA (d. Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012)

WHAT IS THIS FILM CALLED LOVE? (d. Mark Cousins, Ireland-Mexico, 2012).

2012 Silver Medallion Awards


Academy Award-winning actress MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selection RUST & BONE

Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN who stars in two TFF selections: THE HUNT and A ROYAL AFFAIR

2012 Special Medallion Award

C. Chapin Cutler Jr. and Boston Light & Sound

Guest Director Geoff Dyer Presents

BARAKA (d. Ron Fricke, U.S., 1992, new 70mm print)

BEAU TRAVAIL (d. Clair Denis, France, 1999)

STALKER (d. Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia, 1979)

TOGETHER (d. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2000)

UNRELATED (d. Joanna Hogg, U.K., 2007)

WERNER x 2 includes two Werner Herzog films: LESSONS OF DARKNESS (France-U.K.-Germany, 1992) and THE GREAT ECSTASY OF WOODCARVER STEINER (Germany, 1974).

Additional Film Revivals

HANDS UP! (d. Clarence Badger, U.S., 1926) with live music accompaniment by Donald Sosin

I KNEW HER WELL (d. Antonio Pietrangeli, Italy, 1965) selected and introduced by film director Alexander Payne

THE MARVELOUS LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC (d. Marco de Gastyne, France, 1929) with The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

RETOUR DU FLAMME 2012, Serge Bromberg’s latest program including the newly restored Charlie Chaplin classic THE IMMIGRANT and HUNGRY HOBOS, the first screening of a lost Walt Disney Film since its 1928 premiere.


SOMETHING WILD (U.S., 1961); and THE STRANGE ONE (U.S., 1957) plus a conversation led by film critic Kim Morgan.


BREAKING THE FRAME (d. Marielle Nitoslawska, Canada, 2012)

CARRIÈRE 250 METERS (d. Juan Carlos Rulfo, Mexico, 2012)

CELLULOID MAN: A FILM ON P.K. NAIR (d. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, India, 2012)

CINEMA JENIN (d. Marcus Vetter, Germany-Israel-Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2012)

FINAL CUT: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN (d. György Pálfi, Hungary, 2012)

IN SEARCH OF EMAK BAKIA (d. Oskar Alegria, Spain, 2012)

JONATHAN MILLER (d. David Thompson, U.K., 2012)

JOURNAL DE FRANCE (d. Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret, France, 2012)

ME AND ME DAD (d. Katriné Boorman, U.K., 2012)

MIKIS THEODORAKIS, COMPOSER (d. Klaus Salge and Asteris Kutulas, Germany, 2012)

ON BORROWED TIME (d. David Bradbury, Australia, 2012)

The 39th Telluride Film Festival’s program will be posted in its entirety on Friday, August 31st, and the festival will run until Monday, September 3rd.

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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