The sounds of Oscar buzz are echoing through the mountain peaks of southwestern Colorado as the 2018 Telluride Film Festival has announced its full lineup of films.
Packed with major contenders looking to storm the current awards season conversation, the festival’s 45th annual slate — revealed Thursday — is set to host titles including Robert Redford’s final film as an actor, The Old Man & the Gun; Hugh Jackman as presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Front Runner; Nicole Kidman as a detective who survived an undercover operation in Destroyer; Matthew McConaughey in the the true-life tale White Boy Rick, and Joel Edgerton’s drama Boy Erased, with Lucas Hedges and Kidman.
Netflix’s Roma, the Alfonso Cuarón-directed semi-autobiographical black-and-white film centering on a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City, will kick off its lengthy festival season run with a world premiere at Telluride as well. The film is thus far one of the only major awards hopefuls hitting every major seasonal festival between Telluride, Venice, Toronto, and New York.Other films on the 2018 lineup include Damien Chazelle’s First Man (which just had its world premiere in Venice); Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, starring Emma Stone and Olivia Colman; and Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, with Melissa McCarthy as real-life biographer-turned-literary-forger Lee Israel.
The Telluride Film Festival, which began in 1974, traditionally doesn’t announce its full lineup until the day before the event’s commencement. It is often the first stop for major films heading into the Oscar race, with eventual Best Picture winners like Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, Argo, 12 Years a Slave, and Moonlight having premiered at the event over the last decade.
The 2018 Telluride Film Festival lineup will screen from Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Read on for the full list of films playing at this year’s event.
- 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. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, 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, 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)