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Checking Distributors: NEON / The End and Venice (and
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Checking Distributors: NEON / The End and Venice (and Telluride?)


Distributor NEON is a relative newcomer to the TFF scene but their presence over the last few years has been very noticeable.  Here's the NEON lineup from past TFFs:

2023: Anatomy of a Fall (Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for four others including Best Picture), La Chimera, Perfect Days (Oscar nominated for Best International Feature), The Royal Hotel.
2022: Broker, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Oscar nominated for Best Documentary)
2021: Petite Maman, Spencer (Oscar nominated for Best Actress-Kristen Stewart) , Flee (Oscar nominated for Best Animated Film, Best International Film and Best Documentary), Three Minutes-A Lengthening
2020: Ammonite*** if the fest had happened
2019: Parasite (nominated for six Academy Awards and won four including Best Picture and Director). Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Amazing Grace
2018: Border (Oscar nominated for Best Makeup and Hair), The Biggest Little Farm
2017: None
2016: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

For 2024 NEON has four films that might fit the bill for T-ride:

Sean Baker's Palme d'Or winning Anora, Mohammad Rasoulof's The Seed of the Sacred Fig, Joshua Oppenheimer's The End (see below) and Duke Johnson's The Actor.  In each case the director has had work at Telluride previously  In the case of both Rasoulof and Oppenheimer, they've had films at Telluride more than once.

Chances for these four films at TFF #51:

Anora 50%
The Seed of the Sacred Fig 50%
The End 45%
The Actor 25%


Jordan Ruimy at World of Reel wrote on Saturday that he was hearing that Joshua Oppenheimer's The End will not play at Venice but that Telluride was still a real possibility.

Here's what Ruimy says at the start of his report:

"Hearing shaky things about this one. It might have the same fate as Audrey Diwan’s “Emmanuelle” and not show up at either Cannes or Venice … However, Telluride is a real possibility for a world premiere. Just what I’m hearing."

You can read the entire piece at the link above.


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