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Blogging from San Sebastian September 22-30, 2017

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Blogging from San Sebastian September 22-30, 2017

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Nakache and Toledano, Ivana Mladenovic, Matt Porterfield and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others, to compete for the Golden Shell

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Barbara Albert, Alexandros Avranas, James Franco, Diego Lerman, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, Ivana Mladenovic, Matt Porterfield and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others, to compete for the Golden Shell   The Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition, running from 22-30 September, will gather some of the most important filmmakers on the world panorama. The Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert, the Greek helmer Alexandros Avranas, the North American James Fra...
 

16 projects from 13 countries will be presented at the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

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The Forum will have an extra day and will take place from 24 to 27 September   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Fifteen projects have been selected from a total of 165 submitted, from 29 countries. Added to these are the project selected at the Ibermedia Workshop to develop film projects from Central America and the Caribbean, which will participate but not compete. The countries with projects selected in the Forum are Argent...
 

 

Glocal in Progress, the Festival´s new industry activity, opens with three films in Slovenian, Basque and Romanian

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  The event will run on September 25, 26 and 27, the same dates as Films in Progress 32 and the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.   Dantza (Spain) by Telmo Esnal, Izbrisana / Erased (Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia) by Miha Mazzini and Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man (Romania) by Hadrian Marcu are the three European productions selected for the first edition of Glocal in Progress. The three features are all at the post-production stage and will be presented to an ...
 

 

The Joseph Losey retrospective will offer his 32 feature films and 6 short films

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The Joseph Losey retrospective will offer all his feature films at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival     The Joseph Losey retrospective will offer his 32 feature films and 6 short films at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. In the seventies, Joseph Losey represented the greatest expression of auteur or art-house cinema with works like The Servant (1963), King and Country (1964), Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1971), all of which, with the excepti...
 

 

Adrián Biniez, Michel Franco, Sebastián Lelio and Marcela Said, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award

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  Seven of the twelve films selected for Horizontes Latinos were screened at Films in Progress Among them is the premiere of the winner of the two Films in Progress 30 awards in San Sebastian, La educación del Rey (Rey's Education), first feature film from Santiago Esteves (Mendoza, Argentina, 1983), who has written and directed short films including Los crímenes (Best Iberoamerican Short Film and Critics’ Award at Huesca 2011) and has worked as an editor for ...
 

 

200 young people will give the EROSKI Youth Award

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  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter For the second year running, EROSKI will sponsor the EROSKI Youth Award given at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. "EROSKI, as a consumer cooperative, is a collective project focussed on the consumer and on society. The EROSKI Youth Award at Zinemaldia represents an opportunity for young people to have their say in recognising the talent of new directors. Its particip...
 

 

The world premiere of ‘Charmøren / The Charmer’ opened the New Directors section

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One Indian and one British productions to complete the New Directors section, where sixteen first and second films will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award   The debuts of an Iranian director and a British filmmaker and the second feature from an Indian filmmaker join the New Directors section at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Finally, sixteen films will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award. Coming from the field of Fine Arts, Daniel Kokotajlo (Manc...
 

 

Made in Spain showcases 11 new productions

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  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Made in Spain, a showcase of the year’s Spanish films to which the Festival offers a l...
 
 

Savage Cinema focuses on adventure films

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Savage Cinema, the Festival’s adventure film section, will gather in San Sebastian the moviemaker Jennifer Peedom, actor Bérénice Bejo and the surfer Kai Lenny, among others Tout là-haut is one of the few fiction movies to celebrate the world of mountain snowboarding and skiing. Serge Hazanavicius, a lover of freeride, will present his first feature film, inspired in the story of the snowboarder Marco Siffredi, who died while making his way down Everest on his board...
 

 

The latest film from Michael Winterbottom to close the seventh edition of Culinary Zinema

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  Seven productions from Argentina, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and USA, five of them first films, make up the San Sebastian Festival section organised jointly with the Basque Culinary Center and in collaboration with the Berlinale  Culinary Zinema, the San Sebastian Festival section combining cinema and gastronomy, will consist in its seventh edition of seven films telling stories taking their inspiration from gastronomies in Asia and Europe. The clo...
 

 

Industry activities at San Sebastian Fest

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Festival 2017: Professional Agenda       Numerous industry activities are scheduled for the 65th San Sebastian Festival. Said activities are detailed in the Professional Agenda and it will be frequently updated on the Festival website. Updates will also be included in the daily Newsflash sent out to registered industry members.   Throughout the Festival, and particularly on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, to coincide with the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Foru...
 

 

''The Square'', Golden Palm winner in Cannes, opened the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section

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Berlin’s Golden Bear will compete in Pearls with Haynes, Guadagnino and Zvyagintsev, among others, for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Some of the year’s most important films will feature in the Pearls and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections. The Hungarian filmmaker Ilkidó Enyedi, winner of ...
 

 

The cut and editing concepts play the lead part in the image of the 65th edition

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  The author of the poster is the graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee   This morning, for the first time, the central patio of Tabakalera, the International Centre for Contemporary Culture, became the setting for presentation of the image of the 65th San Sebastian Festival, to run from September 22-30. The graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee, which turns 10 this year and has recently opened a branch in London, designed the proposal selected for the Official...
 

 

Submergence, Wim Wenders´ new film opened the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

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The director of ''Submergence'' and its leading lady, Alicia Vikander, will present in San Sebastian the film which joins Official Section in competition The latest film by Wim Wenders, Submergence, will open the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on September 22. This will be the European premiere of the co-production between Germany, France, Spain and the USA, after its screening in Toronto. The cast of the film, which will compete for the Golden Shell, is headed by ...
 

 

Thierry Frémaux, Director of the Cannes Festival, presents the film ''Lumière!'' at the 65th San Sebastian Festival

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  The commented screening will take place on the 23rd at the Tabakalera cinema Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Thierry Frémaux (Tullins-Fures, France) has been the General Delegate of the Cannes Festival since 2001. He is Director of the Lyon Lumière Institute, a French academic institution dedicated to ...
 

 

Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnès Varda to receive Donostia Awards at the 65th edition

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Monica Bellucci, Ricardo Darín and Agnès Varda to receive Donostia Awards at the 65th edition Javier Bardem, Bérénice Bejo, Steve Coogan, Glenn Close, Penélope Cruz, James Franco, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Benoît Magimel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, winner of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema, Paz Vega, and Alicia Vikander have also confirmed their presence in San Sebastian The actor John Malkovich will preside ov...
 

 

Jury members in San Sebasatian

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        The Official Selection Jury will be presided over by the North American actor, director, producer and writer John Malkovich. He will be accompanied in the deliberations to decide the Golden Shell by the Argentine actor Dolores Fonzi, the British director William Oldroyd, who presented Lady Macbeth at the Festival last year, the Spanish actress Emma Suárez, the Italian producer and screenwriter Paula Vaccaro, th...
 

 

Aki Kaurismäki will collect The FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017 for Best Film of the Year

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The FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017 for Best Film of the Year goes to “Toivon tuolla puolen / The Other Side of Hope” by Aki Kaurismäki, who will collect the prize at the San Sebastian Festival This is the second time Aki Kaurismäki will have received the accolade at the Festival, which he formerly won in 2002 for “Mies vailla menneisyyttä / The Man Without a Past” Toivon tuolla puolen / The Other Side of Hope has been selected best film of 2017 by the members...
 

 

The ''Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema'' goes to Paz Vega

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Jaeger-LeCoultre honours its commitment to the San Sebastian Film Festival and awards, together with the Festival, the ''Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema'' to Paz Vega The Spanish actress has worked with filmmakers including Julio Medem, Pedro Almodóvar, Frank Miller, Danis Tanovic and the Taviani brothers, among others         Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to sponsor, for the sixth consecutive year, the San Sebastian Film Festival, in supp...
 

 

Monica Bellucci and Agnès Varda will get the Donostia Award

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                                         Three Donostia Awards will be given at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. As well as acclaimed Argentine actor Ricardo Darín, the Festival will acknowledge the careers of the Italian actress Monica Bellucci and the French filmmaker, Agnès Varda. Over her more than 25 years as an actress, Bellucci has worked with sever...
 

 

John Malkovich named President of San Sebastian Film Festival Jury

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The jury of the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival is being revealed and American actor and director, John Malkoich will preside over the jury.   Malkovich will be accompanied by the actors Dolores Fonzi and Emma Suárez, the filmmaker William Oldroyd, the producer and screenwriter Paula Vaccaro and the cinematographer Fabio Cianchetti.   The San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival runs Sept 22-30.     ...
 

 

Aronofsky, Baker, Guédiguian, Haneke, Koreeda, McDonagh, Ramsay and Virzì, among others: the Pearls selection

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      Ten new titles complete the Pearls section at the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition, to include the latest films from Darren Aronofsky, Sean Baker, Robert Guédiguian, Michael Haneke, Hirokazu Koreeda, Xavier Legrand, Martin McDonagh, Janus Metz, Lynne Ramsay and Paolo Virzì. All will compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award, decided thanks to the votes cast by spectators. Mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bar...
 

 

The Seven films with Basque production competing for the Irizar Basque Film Award

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  The editor Julia Juaniz will receive the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film and ETB Gala, including the premiere of ''Elkarrekin-Together'' Zinemira will present the fiction debuts ''Bi txirula'', by Iñigo García Arrizabalaga, and ''Non / No'', by Eñaut Castagnet and Ximun Fuchs   Fourteen Basque productions will feature in eight sections and programmes at San Sebastian Festival’s 65th Edition. Sev...
 

 

Antoniak, Berneri, Finkiel, Libon & Hinant, Popescu and Schwentke to close the competition for the Golden Shell

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Antoniak, Berneri, Finkiel, Libon & Hinant, Popescu and Schwentke to close the competition for the Golden Shell at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival     The competition for the Golden Shell features the names of outstanding filmmakers such as the Polish helmer Urszula Antoniak, the Argentine Anahí Berneri, the French Emmanuel Finkiel, the Belgians Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, the Romanian Constantin Popescu and the German director Robert Schwentke. In 19...
 

 

The European premiere of ''The Wife'' to close the Official Selection of the Festival´s 65th edition

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Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Annie Starke and the filmmaker Björn Runge will present the film in San Sebastian   The European premiere of The Wife will close the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The Official Selection will close with this Swedish and UK co-production, participating out of competition and directed by Björn Runge and starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.   ...

 

VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

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                                    16 projects from 13 countries will be presented at the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum. The Forum will have an extra day and will take place from 24 to 27 September.   Fifteen projects have been selected from a total of 165 submitted, from 29 countries. Added to these are the project selected at the Ibermedia Workshop to develop film pro...
 
 

A glance at the Official Selection line-up in San Sebastian

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     The Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition, running from 22-30 September, will gather some of the most important filmmakers on the world panorama. The Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert, the Greek helmer Alexandros Avranas, the North American James Franco and Matt Porterfield, the Argentine Diego Lerman, the Serbian Ivana Mladenovic, the French Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, and the Japanese Nobuhiro Suwa will compete alongside other...
 

 

'The Square' to open the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section at San Sebastian

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 Zabaltegi-Tabakalera and Pearl selection preview  Some of the year’s most important films will feature in the Pearls and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections. The Hungarian filmmaker Ilkidó Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear with the fable Teströl és lékekröl  / On Body and Soul, will compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award against the Jury Prize in Cannes, Nelyubov / Loveless, by Russian moviemaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (Levia...
 

 

Wim Wenders´ 'Submergence' to open 65th San Sebastian Festival

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                                                  The latest film by Wim Wenders, Submergence, will open the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on September 22. This will be the European premiere of the co-production between Germany, France, Spain and the USA, after its screening in Toronto. The cast of the film, which will compete for the Golden Shell, is headed...
 
 

Spanish films at 65th San Sebastian Film Festival

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Spanish films announced today in Madrid. Here´s a short video as a preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqjQBE7_ijU Today the Academia de las Artes the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas was the setting for the announcement of twenty-one films with Spanish production on the programme of the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition. From September 22 to 30 the Festival will premiere Life and Nothing More, the second film by Antonio Méndez Esp...
 

 

Thirteen first and second films to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award

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Thirteen first and second films by filmmakers from Argentina, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution At a news conference held today, the San Sebastian Festival Director, J...
 
 

Carlos Muguiro will be the director of the new Film School promoted by the Provincial Government

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  He designed the teaching curriculum of the Film School of the Community of Madrid (ECAM), and currently he is the head of the specialty Documentary Cinema in the same school. He has an accredited experience in the world of cinema as programmer, creator, teacher and researcher. Itxaso has said that “the winning project, The hypothesis of cinema, with a brilliant development, proposes a model of School which fully concurs with the idea outlined in this project”. Carlos Muguir...
 

 

Gas Natural Fenosa and Isabel Coixet will present the first part of a film on energy efficiency in San Sebastian

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    Gas Natural Fenosa renews its backing of the San Sebastian Festival and announces Proyecto Tiempo (Time Project), a feature film directed by Isabel Coixet and produced by the energy company as part of its Cinergía initiative aimed at expanding commitment to energy savings and efficiency.    The film consists of four pieces, conceived as short films, the first of which will have its premiere at this year's San Sebastian Festival.   T...
 

 

The cut and editing concepts play the lead part in the image of the 65th edition of San Sebastian Festival

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  The author of the poster is the graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee The winner of the New Directors section is Primer vuelo (First Flight), featuring a “brave” plane as it searches for “a new direction”, designed by Angel Aldarondo, who also created the winning proposal of Horizontes Latinos, Muros (Walls), where an artist paints his “wish for freedom”. The designer Maite Rosende reflects on glass in her creation for Pearls, while Sar...
 

 

Ricardo Darín, Donostia Award at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

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                              Ricardo Darín (Buenos Aires, 1957), one of the most prestigious actors in the Latin American and global film worlds, will receive a Donostia Award on September 26 at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, in the framework of presentation of the film La cordillera (The Summit). The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the Argentine...
 

 

'Frames'

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The cut and editing concepts play the lead part in the image of the 65th edition The author of the poster is the graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee.   San Sebastian Film Festival has shown today its image fot the 65th edition due in September, 22-30. In a press conference leaded by Festival director, José Luis Rebordinos, they have also presented posters to the rest of sections which compose the Spanish most important film festival.   &nbs...
 

 

The 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Film Archive will dedicate a retrospective to Joseph Losey

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The 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Film Archive will dedicate a retrospective to the North American director who settled in the UK, Joseph Losey         In the seventies, Joseph Losey represented the greatest expression of auteur or art-house cinema with works like The Servant (1963), King and Country (1964), Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1971), all of which, with the exception of the second, were writte...

 

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