Magazine article Screen International

Telluride Adds Escobar to Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Telluride Adds Escobar to Line-Up

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Telluride Film Festival organisers have unveiled two late additions to the programme that will premiere in the coming days in a move that could impact on the classification of one Toronto gala screening.

The first is Andrea Di Stefano's August 30 screening Escobar: Paradise Lost starring Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro in the tale of an American surfer in Colombia who falls for the drug baron's niece.

The positioning of the thriller in the Telluride Film Festival invokes the new policy outlined by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) top brass with regard to films that receive their world premiere in the Rockies.

Escobar is scheduled to screen in Toronto on September 11. That second-week berth is consistent with TIFF's edict on the positioning of films that will have received their world premiere in Telluride. …

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