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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#251 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:50 pm

It may take a while to get on Hong's "wave length".... Woman on the Beach is relatively non-complex -- and takes a turn towards feminism midway (and has a more positive feeling conclusion than the norm). It _might_ be a good entry point -- if you can find it....

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#252 Post by knives » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:57 pm

The Power of Kangwon Province is also a good starting point and streaming on Amazon. In general I find him as someone who works best in chronological order as much as availability permits.

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#253 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:08 pm

With the recent release of the Arrow set that is getting a bit easier, though On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate and Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors still seem difficult to track down.
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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#255 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Barring a last minute addition or two to the Toronto lineup, it looks like all the major fall festivals have announced their slates — barring of course Telluride, which won't announce until August 30th, the day before the Festival kicks off. Speculating about the lineup is part of the fun of attending, so I'll continue do so here for my own entertainment. It looks like there are sixteen films that are more or less confirmed; some tantalizing possibilities not yet precluded by World/North American premieres elsewhere and feasibly playing both Venice and Telluride; and some long shots that I'll continue to hold out hope for until the last moment:

Near Confirmations (In order of personal interest):
1.) Roma (Cuaron)
2.) Cold War (Pawlikowski)
3.) Shoplifters (Kore-eda)
4.) First Man (Chazelle)
5.) The Favourite (Lanthimos)
6.) The Old Man and the Gun (Lowery)
7.) Peterloo (Leigh)
8.) Destroyer (Kusama)
9.) Birds of Passage (Gallego, Guerra)
10.) Non-Fiction (Assayas)
11.) Boy Erased (Edgerton)
12.) White Boy Rick (Demange)
13.) Meeting Gorbachev (Herzog, Singer)
14.) Dogman (Garrone)
15.) The Front Runner (Reitman)
16.) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Heller)

Possibilities From Venice:
The Other Side of the Wind (Welles)
Tree of Life [extended cut] (Malick) - Due to being scheduled later in the Venice lineup and the delay of the Criterion release, if Telluride plays this it would be the World Premiere of this new version.
Suspiria (Guadagnino) - This one in particular is a stretch here, but I'll keep deluding myself as long as possible
Vox Lux (Corbet)
The Nightingale (Kent)
Dragged Across Concrete (Zahler)

Pure Wishful Thinking:
Radegund (Malick) - If he appears with Tree of Life, maybe he'll bring his new one?
Ad Astra (Gray) - I still think this will end up opening in 2018, and if the distributor has any hope of awards buzz they'll want it to play a festival before a December/January platform release.
Maniac (Fukunaga) - This seemed like more of a clever guess prior to today's Telluride announcement, which eliminates Jonah Hill's mid90s as a Telluride possibility, but Netflix and Emma Stone will still be there with Roma and The Favourite, respectively, so there's still a chance...
The House That Jack Built (Von Trier) - Hasn't been announced at any other fall festival after the notorious Cannes screening, and Lars isn't a big traveler, but I've still got enough of a mix of dread and anticipation for this one to hope it shows up.
Backseat (McKay) - Doubtful it'd be ready by Labor Day, but Bale and Adams have been honorees at Telluride in the last two years
Mary, Queen of Scots (Rourke) - Starting to think the distributor has no faith in this, as it's been kept out of every other festival despite seeming to have two prime acting candidates in Ronan and Robbie.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Gilliam) - Who knows?

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#256 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:52 pm
The House That Jack Built (Von Trier) - Hasn't been announced at any other fall festival after the notorious Cannes screening, and Lars isn't a big traveler, but I've still got enough of a mix of dread and anticipation for this one to hope it shows up.
How is IFC with fall festivals in general? Melancholia played the Philadelphia Film Festival, but that was Magnolia, I think? Von Trier was, of course, not in attendance.

I do wonder when this thing is gonna see the light of day.

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#257 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:42 pm

I know of one fall festival in the U.S. that will be showing the von Trier, but it's possible someone else will be doing the U.S./North American premiere.

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#258 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:55 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm
DarkImbecile wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:52 pm
The House That Jack Built (Von Trier) - Hasn't been announced at any other fall festival after the notorious Cannes screening, and Lars isn't a big traveler, but I've still got enough of a mix of dread and anticipation for this one to hope it shows up.
How is IFC with fall festivals in general? Melancholia played the Philadelphia Film Festival, but that was Magnolia, I think? Von Trier was, of course, not in attendance.
IFC used to have a much bigger presence at Telluride in particular, but they still usually bring 1-3 titles even now that the bigger studios have more of a presence as the festival has grown in awards prominence.

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#259 Post by Ribs » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:19 pm

House that Jack Built releases 12/28, per EW Fall Preview. Non-Fiction is at the major festivals this Fall.


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#263 Post by Persona » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:58 pm

Old news but I guess Cold War will be getting some U.S. distribution late December?

Really hope it makes it to my neck of the woods as I am dying to see it. Ida has to be a top 10 film of the decade so far for me.

So excited for the reports out of Venice this year. Moreso than I was for Cannes.

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#264 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:00 pm

Telluride finally (more than six weeks later than last year's) released their poster for this week's 45th edition and it, uh, could have been better:
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The redesign on their site is also less than stellar, to say the least... I know some people who I'm sure could have produced some better work in exchange for a pass or two.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#265 Post by Persona » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:44 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Speaking of Kusama, the international premiere status of her latest (Destroyer, with Nicole Kidman) indicates that it will likely screen at Telluride the weekend prior; excited for this, as I was one of the supporters of The Invitation.
Pic of Kidman's character and a story with interview bits in Vanity Fair.

Sounds pretty great. Can't wait to see some footage.

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#266 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:17 am

The 45th Telluride Film Festival has released its program; I've bolded some of those that are my main priorities to catch below, but I'm open to suggestion if anyone can point me to something I'm overlooking. The actual schedule hasn't been released yet, so I'm sure I'll get timed out of a handful of films I'm interested in (I can probably get to 17-20 total), but as of now hope springs eternal. I'm totally unfamiliar with the revival slate (though I'm sure some have been covered in the recent decades list projects), so any input there would be especially welcome! Those are also of note as the festival has close ties with Criterion/Janus/Filmstruck, so there may be some connection between restorations there and future releases.

Telluride Main Slate:
· ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT (d. James Longley, U.S.-Denmark-Norway, 2018)

· BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ (d. Pamela E. Green, U.S., 2018)

· BIRDS OF PASSAGE (d. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, Colombia-Denmark-Mexico, 2018)

· BORDER (d. Ali Abbasi, Sweden, 2018)

· BOY ERASED (d. Joel Edgerton, U.S., 2018)

· CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (d. Marielle Heller, U.S., 2018)

· COLD WAR (d. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland-France-U.K., 2018)

· DESTROYER (d. Karyn Kusama, U.S., 2018)

· DOGMAN (d. Matteo Garrone, Italy-France, 2018)

· DOVLATOV (d. Aleksei German, Russia-Poland-Serbia, 2018)

· FIRST MAN (d. Damien Chazelle, U.S., 2018)

· FISTFUL OF DIRT (d. Sebastián Silva, U.S., 2018)

· FREE SOLO (d. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, U.S., 2018)

· GHOST FLEET (d. Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron, U.S., 2018)

· GIRL (d. Lukas Dhont, Belgium-Netherlands, 2018)

· GRAVES WITHOUT A NAME (d. Rithy Panh, France-Cambodia, 2018)

· MEETING GORBACHEV (d. Werner Herzog and André Singer, U.K.-U.S.-Germany, 2018)

· NON FICTION (d. Olivier Assayas, France, 2018)

· PETERLOO (d. Mike Leigh, U.K., 2018)

· REVERSING ROE (d. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, U.S., 2018)

· ROMA (d. Alfonso Cuarón, U.S.-Mexico, 2018)

· SHOPLIFTERS (d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 2018)

· THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (d. John and Molly Chester, U.S., 2018)

· THE FAVOURITE (d. Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland-U.K.-U.S., 2018)

· THE FRONT RUNNER (d. Jason Reitman, U.S., 2018)

· THE GREAT BUSTER (d. Peter Bogdanovich, U.S., 2018)

· THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (d. David Lowery, U.S., 2018)

· THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (d. Orson Welles, U.S., 1976/2018)

· THE WHITE CROW (d. Ralph Fiennes, U.K., 2018)

· THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD (d. Morgan Neville, U.S., 2018)

· TRIAL BY FIRE (d. Ed Zwick, U.S., 2018)

· WATERGATE — OR, HOW WE LEARNED TO STOP AN OUT-OF-CONTROL PRESIDENT (d. Charles Ferguson, U.S., 2018)

· WHITE BOY RICK (d. Yann Demange, U.S., 2018)

Silver Medallion Presentations:
Alfonso Cuaron
Emma Stone
Rithy Panh

Guest Director Program (Jonathan Lethem):
· ANGEL (d. Ernst Lubitsch, U.S., 1937)

· BIGGER THAN LIFE (d. Nicholas Ray, U.S., 1956)

· NEVER CRY WOLF (d. Carroll Ballard, U.S., 1983)

· THE TARNISHED ANGELS (d. Douglas Sirk, U.S., 1957)

· THE WHITE MEADOWS (d. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2009)

· TO BE OR NOT TO BE (d. Ernst Lubitsch, U.S., 1942)

Revival Program:
· CHRISTIAN WAHNSCHAFFE, PARTS I & II (d. Urban Gad, Germany, 1920 – 1921)

· FIEÈ̀VRE (d. Louis Delluc, France, 1921)

· COEUR FID È̀̀LE (d. Louis Delluc, France, 1923)

· REMOUS (d. Edmond T. Gréville, France, 1934)

Backlot:
· A FINAL CUT FOR ORSON: 40 YEARS IN THE MAKING (d. Ryan Suffern, U.S., 2018) + THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2018)

· HAL (d. Amy Scott, U.S., 2018)

· HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK: SPEAKING OUT IN AMERICA (d. Brigitte Berman, Canada, 2018)

· IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (d. Eric Friedler, Germany, 2018)

· THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS (d. Peter Medak, U.K.-Cyprus, 2018)

· WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL (d. Rob Garver, U.S., 2018)

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#267 Post by Persona » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:54 am

I'm totally with you on your boldeds but also would be interested in that Welles documentary, though I suppose that will be on Netflix at some point.

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#268 Post by dda1996a » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:14 pm

Unless it's something truly revolutionary, I'd always skip a documentary when a festival's slate is packed

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#269 Post by zedz » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:04 pm

Of the ones you haven't bolded, the only one I've seen that I could recommend is Girl, which is way better than a summary sounds. Of the ones I haven't seen my top priority would be German's Dovlatov. He's a fantastic filmmaker in the scarcer and scarcer epic, ambitious European arthouse tradition (Tarkovsky, Angelopoulos etc.), and I haven't seen a film from him yet that's less than great.

The other two I've seen that you're not interested in are Dogman and Border. The former is well-made but ordinary, and the latter is just plain bad.

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#270 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks, Zedz! That’s very helpful input; I’m already agonizing over schedule choices, so I’ll take any excuse to exclude something on the margins to prioritize something like Girl. They haven’t posted all the scheduled screening times yet and will be filling TBD slots on Sunday and Monday as the weekend progresses, but based on the current showtimes it’s looking like I might miss Shoplifters, which would be heartbreaking.

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#271 Post by zedz » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Shoplifters is a really solid Koreeda, and one of his best films in some time, but I'm sure it will be readily available on Home Video afterwards. It's a handsome enough film, but I don't think will lose much impact off the big screen.

Cold War looks absolutely gorgeous, but I found it a bit of shrug. It's a rather extreme tale of l'amour fou, but because I felt like the leads had no real chemistry it all fell flat for me: their actions seemed reckless, stupid and implausible rather than heady and passionate. (I've only met one other person who felt that way, however: most people loved it.) But it's a film that I imagine will be much more impressive on the big screen than on the small, so that's a significant factor to take into account.

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#272 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:07 am

Thanks again for your thoughts; I loved Ida, so I’ve definitely prioritized seeing Cold War on one of the bigger screens here, and I think I found a way to make space for Shoplifters later in the weekend.

My schedule for Friday looks like it’ll consist of Charles Ferguson’s five-hour documentary Watergate - Or, How We Learned To Stop An Out-of-Control President, followed by the North American premiere of First Man, and finally the World Premiere of Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer (Kusama coincidentally sat at the table directly behind me at the restaurant this evening). I’ll try to post some brief impressions of each as I go along.

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#273 Post by Omensetter » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:38 am

Thank you DarkImbecile, but if you want to just soak up that Telluride ambience, that's cool too! I had no idea Ferguson had a FIVE hour Watergate documentary. I know the story inside-out but, yes, sign me up.

I haven't much time to post, but early reactions for Assayas's latest have been fairly effusive. I hope to look at it more after work, but this is obviously exciting despite the general Assayas Policy that the more mixed the first reactions, the better.

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#274 Post by Persona » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:31 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:07 am
Thanks again for your thoughts; I loved Ida, so I’ve definitely prioritized seeing Cold War on one of the bigger screens here, and I think I found a way to make space for Shoplifters later in the weekend.

My schedule for Friday looks like it’ll consist of Charles Ferguson’s five-hour documentary Watergate - Or, How We Learned To Stop An Out-of-Control President, followed by the North American premiere of First Man, and finally the World Premiere of Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer (Kusama coincidentally sat at the table directly behind me at the restaurant this evening). I’ll try to post some brief impressions of each as I go along.
Did you get to see Destroyer?

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#275 Post by DarkImbecile » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:56 pm

I did (quick thought is mixed-positive on a sometimes overly gritty and grim LA noir that somewhat redeems itself after a shaky start), and Watergate (solid, very much in line with Ferguson’s prior work — with one major exception — and infused with obvious topicality)!

Roma was my first screening this morning, and it is a masterpiece — if it’s not the film of the year, then this will be a truly spectacular year for film. A must see in a high quality theater if it all possible for maximum aural and visual effect.

Also on the schedule today are The Front Runner, Cold War, The Old Man and the Gun, and maybe Trial By Fire (as reluctant as I am to spend time on an Ed Zwick film, the source material is one of the most affecting New Yorker pieces I’ve ever read). More reactions as I can find time, and more in-depth thoughts later.

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