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10 must-see films at the Telluride Film Festival

An Iowa farmer (Dennis Quaid) who isn’t a paragon of honesty struggles to keep his land and his family (his son is played by Zac Efron) intact, in a drama directed and co-written by Ramin Bahrani (“Goodbye Solo”).  (Toronto International Film Festival)
Directed by documentarian Liz Garbus (“The Farm: Angola, USA”), this film brings Marilyn Monroe’s diary entries to life through readings by Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, Evan Rachel Wood, Lindsay Lohan and Uma Thurman, among others. (Toronto International Film Festival)
This documentary examines Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security organization, and features interviews with former leaders who repudiate the agency’s tactics and Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. (Toronto International Film Festival)
Filmmaker-actor Sarah Polley (“Away From Her”) uses old home movies to investigate her family’s history in a project that’s purported to be a documentary but may push the edges of the nonfiction envelope. (Toronto International Film Festival)
Adapted by Salman Rushdie from his sprawling, semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, the drama directed by Deepa Mehta (“Water”) focuses on a young man (Satya Bhabha) switched at birth into a life of privilege. (Toronto International Film Festival)
Part musical and part comedy, Australian director Wayne Blair’s movie follows the four members of an Aboriginal singing group who travel from obscurity to fame, with a stop at the Vietnam War along the way. The movie stars indigenous singer Jessica Mauboy. (Toronto International Film Festival)
Directed by Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”) and co-written by and starring his girlfriend, Greta Gerwig (“Greenberg”), the black-and-white movie examines a young dancer balancing work and life in New York City. (Pine District Pictures)
Bill Murray plays Franklin D. Roosevelt in this look at the 1939 meeting between the president and England’s King George VI (Samuel West). Directed by Roger Michell (“Notting Hill”), the film co-stars Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. (Nicola Dove / Focus Features)
Inspired by the life of Richard Kuklinski, a prolific assassin by day and devoted family man by night, director Ariel Vromen’s drama examines the intersection of rage and responsibility. Michael Shannon leads a cast that includes Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta. (Toronto International Film Festival)
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. (SallyPotter.com)
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