When a film debuts at the Venice Film festival, it’s not unusual for it to also show up at the overlapping Telluride Film Festival, and also, more often than not, at the Toronto Film Festival. So Variety‘s Nick Vivarelli reporting that Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi pic Arrival “are virtually assured a Lido launch”…well, there you have it. Both are likely to screen also in Colorado. Or, failing that, at least in Toronto.
As usual, the calendar presents problems for Telluride. Challenges, I meant to say. The Venice Film Festival will run from Wednesday, 8.31 thru Saturday, 9.10, and the Telluride Film Festival starts on Friday, 9.2 and ends on Monday, 9.5. Venice therefore has a two-day jump. Venice’s world premieres of Nocturnal Animals and Arrival would have to happen early (no later than Thursday, 9.1 and Friday, 9.2) for their respective filmmakers to fly to Telluride straight after.
The Venice Film Festival will announced its full slate a week from today — on Thursday, 7.28.
Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features, 11.18), which costars Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Laura Linney, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher and Armie Hammer, has been a leading hottie in HE’s Oscar Balloon since early this year, mainly because of the quality of Ford’s A Single Man. Arrival (Paramount, 11.11) is a sci-fi drama costarring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Vivarelli adds that Emir Kusturica‘s On The Milky Road, Wim Wenders‘ The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez and Stephane Brize‘s Une Vie are also likely to play Venice.
The previously announced Venice opener, Damian Chazelle‘s La-La Land, will most likely make the Telluride trek also. Probably. Maybe.