A fleeting rainbow at Telluride perfectly characterized the way the festival works. Buzz spreads quickly. Crowds swarm around movies they didn't even know about earlier in the week. Days later, it's all over.
The North American premiere of Saving Mr. Banks will open the 2013 AFI Fest, while French filmmaker Agnès Varda will serve as Guest Artistic Director. The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis will close the festival, which takes place in November.
Set on a lakeshore in summer, Alain Guiraudie's Stranger By the Lake is a mix of comedy and thriller that centers on gay men sunning and finding carnal delights against the backdrop of possible murder.
Worst case scenario stories at this year's Telluride Film Festival, "Gravity," "12 Years A Slave" and "All Is Lost" provoke moviegoers to contemplate the intense physical and emotional experiences these characters must endure in order to survive.
Adriana Floridia participated in the 2013 Locarno Film Critics Academy. In this article from the recent festival, she explores sexuality among people living with disabilities in two films that screened at the event, Gabrielle and The Special Need.
It's been five years since Ben Stiller's last directorial effort and his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which will World Premiere as the Centerpiece of the 51st New York Film Festival, seems poised for award season buzz.