The festival will take place from September 2-5, 2011 in the mountain town of Colorado, US. The festival will screen 25 feature films plus Guest Director Programs, classics and restorations, short films and student films etc.
“This has proven to be a marvelous year for the Telluride Film Festival. We discovered many more fine movies than our four-day weekend could include. There were difficult decisions and the results make for an exciting and varied selection of new works by both established filmmakers, many returning to Telluride, and first-time directors,” said Festival Co-Director Gary Meyer.
The plot of The Way Home revolves around a doctor who is assigned the case of a woman who is the member of a terrorist group. The other films that will be screened at the festival include A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg, Le Havre by Aki Kaurismaki, Living in the Material World by Martin Scorsese and A Separation by Asghar Farhadi.
Actor George Clooney, French filmmaker-actor-writer Pierre Étaix and actress Tilda Swinton will be awarded the 2011 Silver Medallion awards, given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema.
This year’s Special Medallion award will go to British film magazine Sight & Sound.