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Blogging from San Sebastian September 20-28, 2019

Coverage Recap of 61st edition. Photo gallery 2013 Recap of 63rd edition, video I Recap of 64th edition, video I Recap of 65th edition, video / Recap of 66th edition



The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet to close San Sebastian Festival

The 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival will come to a close on September 28 with the world premiere of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.

The film is the latest work from the French moviemaker, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, creator of one of the great classics of contemporary cinema, Amelie (2001), and helmer of titles such as Delicatessen (1991), La cité des enfants perdus (The City of Lost Children, 1995) – both in collaboration with Marc Caro – Alien Resurrection (1997), Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement, 2004) and Micmacs à tire-larigot (Micmacs, 2009). Jeunet will introduce the film personally in the Kursaal Auditorium and in the Antonio Elorza Velodrome.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet stars Kyle Catlett and Helena Bonham Carter, who will also attend the Festival closing gala. Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Robert Maillet and Dominique Pinon complete the cast.

Three new titles join those already announced for the official competition of the San Sebastian Festival in the shape of the new works by three internationally renowned filmmakers: Atom Egoyan, Götz Spielmann and Jasmila Žbanić.

The 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival will open next September 20 with Campanella´s Futbolín.

Here is the Official Selection so far:


Futbolín - Juan José Campanella (Argentina-Spain) – OPENING

Caníbal - Manuel Martín Cuenca (esp)

Vivir es fácil - David Trueba (ESP)

Enemy - Denis Villeneuve (ESP)

La herida - Fernando Franco (ESP)

Club Sándwich - Fernando Eimbcke (México)

Mon âme par toi guérie - François Dupeyron (Fra)

Pelo Malo - Mariana Rondón (Venezuela)

Quai d'Orsay - Bertrand Tavernier (Fra)

The Railway Man (Un largo viaje) - Jonathan Teplitzky (UK-Australia)

Le Week-end - Roger Michell (uk)      

Devil's Knot - Atom Egoyan (EEUU)

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales - Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Oktober November / October November - Götz Spielmann (Austria)

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet - Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France-Canada) - CLOSURE


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Blogging from the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival
Reporting by Inés Barreda de Biurrun and Bruno Chatelin.

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