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Telluride taps Michael Ondaatje

Guest director set for Sept. 3-6 event

The Telluride Film Festival has tapped author Michael Ondaatje (“The English Patient”) as its guest director for the Sept. 3-6 event.

The festival notified members of the selection Tuesday. It noted that Ondaatje’s body of work includes collections of poems and novels such as “Coming Through Slaughter,” “In the Skin of a Lion” and “The English Patient.”

As guest director, Ondaatje will be in charge of selecting some of the program at the festival, now in its 37th year.

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