Telluride Film Festival Lineup: Never Let Me Go Premieres, But What Else?

Would you buy tickets to a film festival without knowing what it had to offer? You might if it were the Telluride Film Festival, which begins in Colorado tomorrow but didn't announce its lineup until just now. The modest but prestigious fest has launched several Oscar contenders in the past, so what can it boast this year?

The documentary-heavy slate now is home to the premiere of Mark Romanek's highly anticipated Never Let Me Go, once slated to debut at the Toronto Film Festival just a few days later. Still, the real action will be in the secret screenings, where Darren Aronofsky is rumored to be giving Black Swan its stateside premiere and Danny Boyle may debut his James Franco vehicle 127 Hours.

Here's the lineup announced so far:

· A LETTER TO ELIA (d. Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, U.S.)

· ANOTHER YEAR (d. Mike Leigh, U.K.)

· BIUTIFUL (d. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico)

· CARLOS (d. Olivier Assayas, France)

· CHICO AND RITA (d. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal Spain-Cuba)

· THE FIRST GRADER (d. Justin Chadwick, U.K.)

· THE FIRST MOVIE (d. Mark Cousins, U.K.)

· HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA (d. Dmitry Vasyukov with Werner Herzog, Germany)

· IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE (d. Florin Serban, Romania)

· THE ILLUSIONIST (d. Sylvain Chomet, U.K., France)

· INCENDIES (d. Denis Villeneuve, Canada)

· INSIDE JOB (d. Charles Ferguson, U.S.)

· THE KINGS SPEECH (d. Tom Hooper, U.K.)

· LE QUATTRO VOLTE (d. Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy)

· NEVER LET ME GO (d. Mark Romanek, U.K./U.S.)

· OF GODS AND MEN (d. Xavier Beauvois, France)

· OKA! AMERIKEE (d. Lavinia Currier, U.S.-Central African Republic)

· POETRY (d. Lee Chang-dong, Korea)

· PRECIOUS LIFE (d. Shlomi Eldar, Israel)

· THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER (d. Bertrand Tavernier, France)

· TABLOID (d. Errol Morris, U.S.)

· TAMARA DREWE (d. Stephen Frears, U.K.)

· THE TENTH INNING (d. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, U.S.)

· THE WAY BACK (d. Peter Weir, U.K.)

Docs Top 2010 Telluride Roster [Indiewire]