“Ginger and Rosa.” Directed and written by Sally Potter (“Orlando”), the coming-of-age story stars Elle Fanning and newcomer Alice Englert (the daughter of director Jane Campion) in a love story set against the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Documentarian Ken Burns has partnered with his daughter, Sarah Burns, and her husband, David McMahon, to examine the controversial Central Park jogger rape case from 1989. Five black and Latino teens with no prior criminal records were convicted of sexually assaulting an investment banker, only to have their sentences overturned in 2002 after extensive prison terms. Sarah Burns last year published a book about the case and its aftermath, "The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding." The film premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmaker Michael Haneke directs this story of an octogenarian couple, retired music teachers, whose daughter lives abroad. One day the daughter has an attack that severely tests the couple's bond of love. The film stars Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The film premiered at Cannes.
Jacques Audiard ("The Beat That My Heart Skipped," "A Prophet") brings his latest project to Telluride, a drama about a poor single father (Matthias Schoenaerts) whose connection with a killer whale trainer (Oscar winner Marion Cotillard) ultimately changes her life. The film premiered at Cannes.
Directed by Chile’s Pablo Larrain, best known for his previous film “Tony Manero,” “No” centers on a little-remembered event in his country’s recent history: In 1988, after 15 years of authoritarian rule, Chilean voters head to the polls to vote on the future of dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Ad man Rene Saavedra, played by Gael Garcia Bernal, is determined to bring down the ruler with a masterful media campaign.
Writer-director Christian Petzold tells the story of a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to an East German provincial backwater in 1980. Her crime: attempting to emigrate.