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Telluride Film Festival Lineup: 'Hyde Park on Hudson', 'The Iceman', 'Rust and Bone' and More

August 31, 2012 (4:49 am) GMT
Michael Haneke's Palm d'Or-winning 'Amour' also becomes the highlight of the event, while Ben Affleck's 'Argo' is rumored to be screened as well.
Telluride Film Festival Lineup: 'Hyde Park on Hudson', 'The Iceman', 'Rust and Bone' and More

The 2012 Telluride Film Festival has announced its lineup. Highlighting the event, which will kick off on Friday, August 31, are such films as Roger Michell's "", Ariel Vromen's "", and Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone".

"Hyde Park" is a -starring dramedy about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he hosted the King and Queen of England in his house in June 1939. "Iceman" stars as real life assassin Richard Kuklinski who has killed more than 250 people, while "Rust & Bone" is a family drama starring .

Another high-profile movie set to be screened at Telluride is Michael Haneke's Palm d'Or-winning romantic movie "". Rumor has it, 's latest directorial effort "" will also be premiered at the event. More announcements from the festival organizer are expected to be released this weekend.

Such critics darling movies as Paul Thomas Anderson's "", Terrence Malick's "" and Derek Cianfrance's "" are noticeably absent in the lineup.

Speaking about the lineup selection, festival Co-Director Gary Meyer says, "While screening hundreds of new movies for selection, we are looking for narrative and non-fiction films that offer festival goers new experiences, both in the subject matter and the way the filmmakers tell their stories. This year's program offers unique insights into the world today and past history. It is an especially strong year for films told by and about women."

Telluride Film Festival will run from August 31 to September 3.

2012 Telluride Film Festival Lineup:

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