Volker Schlöndorff named 2016 Telluride guest director

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The German Palme d’or-winning director will select a series of films at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival, set to run from September 2-5 in Colorado.

As guest director, Schlöndorff will function as a key collaborator in programming decisions, with the festival’s goal of “bringing new ideas and overlooked films to Telluride.”

In keeping with the Rocky Mountains festival’s secretive nature, Schlöndorff’s selections and the rest of the line-up will remain secret until opening day.

“Volker is the type of person Tom Luddy and I dream about when we begin the Guest Director selection process,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger.

“His love and knowledge of the cinema allows for limitless possibilities; films we could never imagine being shown on the big screen again. What a truly unique experience we will have at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival with Volker in charge!”

“Since 1981 Telluride has been part of my life, my favorite
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