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Vanity Fair's Too Early Oscar Picks and TFF / Cannes Speculation and TFF / The Best Docs of the 21st Century and TFF

VANITY FAIR'S TOO EARLY OSCAR PICKS AND TFF




I'm continuing my current project of scouring early Oscar prognostications for possible titles that might pop up at the 51st Telluride Film Festival.  Today's source is Joe Reid of Vanity Fair. These predicted films seem to me to have the best chance at TFF (listed in the order they are presented in the article):

Megalopolis- Dir: Frances Ford Coppola
Hard Truths- Dir: Mike Leigh
Blitz- Dir: Steve McQueen
Bird- Dir: Andrea Arnold
The End- Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer
Conclave- Dir: Edward Berger
The Actor- Dir: Duke Johnson
The Piano Lesson- Dir: Malcolm Washington
Maria- Dir: Pablo Larrain
The Nickel Boys- Dir: RaMell Ross
Queer; Dir: Luca Guadagnino
Long Day's Journey Into Night- Dir: Jonathan Kent
The Apprentice- Dir: Ali Abbasi
SNL 1975- Dir: Jason Reitman



CANNES SPECULATION AND TFF




In addition to Oscar speculation as a way to sense some of the films that could be on their way to Telluride, the films that are selected for inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival merit investigation.

Each year there are a number of films that end up playing at Cannes in May and again as a North American premiere at TFF.  Last year I logged 10 films that played both fests including Anatomy of a Fall, The Zone of Interest and The Teachers' Lounge.  The average is around eight per year.

So, to begin that part of the process, I took a look at Screen Daily's annual Cannes speculation  article that was posted a week ago.  Screen Daily divides its list geographically.  That said, here are what feel like films that could possibly make the Cannes/Telluride connection:

Anora- Dir: Sean Baker
Maria- Dir: Pablo Larrain
Megalopolis- Dir: Frances Ford Coppola
Bird- Dir: Andrea Arnold
The End- Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer
Emilia Perez-Jacques Audiard
Dear Paris- Dir: Marjane Satrapi



THE BEST DOCS OF THE 21ST CENTURY AND TFF




Indiewire posted a list of what they have determined to be the 52 best documentaries of the 21st century.  Not surprisingly a good number of the films that made the list also made an appearance at the Telluride Film Festival.

Here's the list of docs from the top 52 that screened at TFF.  These are listed in reverse order by where Indiewire ranked them.  The year the doc appeared at Telluride is indicated to the title's right in parentheses:

43) The Central Park Five (2012)\
31) Procession (2021)
29) Fire at Sea (2016)
17) Waltz with Bashir (2008)
13) Bowling for Columbine (2002)
10) The Look of Silence (2015)
9) Stories We Tell (2013)
6) Faces Places (2017)
5) All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022)
4) Flee (2021)
1) The Act of Killing (2013)




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