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A brilliant edition of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival

It is time to give a note to the 60th San Sebastian Festival and this can only be magnificent! A merited A, like the category it holds.  Like Cannes, Venice or Berlin but whereas Cannes has a budget of 20M Euros, San Sebastian has to deal with 7.4M Not always a film festival combines high quality of films in all sections (official, New directors, Zabaltegi-Perlas, Horizontes Lations,etc…)  with a glamorous red carpet (Gere,Sarandon,Travolta,Hoffman,McGregor,Affleck,Bellucci,P...

François Ozon wins the Golden Shell in San Sebastian Fest

Unusual coincidence between public,jury and press at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Here they are! the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival Awards   OFFICIAL SELECTION   GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM DANS LA MAISON,François Ozon SPECIAL JURY PRIZE BLANCANIEVES,Pablo Berger   SILVER SHELL FOR BEST DIRECTOR FERNANDO TRUEBA, El Artista y la Modelo   SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTRESS ex-equo MACARENA GARCIA, Blancanieves       &nbs...

Arbitrage opens the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival

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The 60th San Sebastian Film Festival was officially opened in a ceremony hosted by Spanish actors JoséCoronado, Barbara Goenaga and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. A look back over the highs and lows of 60 years of cinema in San Sebastian with the help of archive footage was the storyline of this gala night. Producer Christine Vachon, Official Jury president, expressed the jury interest in working hard to arrive to the best agreement to hand the 60Th Golden Shell Awards. Durin...

Paseantes de Donostia Exhibition

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   From August 10th to September 30th the exhibition PASEANTES DE DONOSTIA could be visited at the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian. A revision of the history of the San Sebastian Film Festival (this year reaches its 60th edition) told in images by some of the best photographers: Inés Barreda de Biurrun, Nagore Iraola, Pipo Fernández, Juantxo Egaña, Paco Marí, Jose Manuel Bielsa, David Calle, Jaime Basterretche, Jerónimo Ortiz, Juan Aygües, Moncho Trullos, Javier Gallego,Chema...

Twelve titles to compete in the “Horizontes Latinos” section at San Sebastian Festival

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  The "Horizontes Latinos" programmes at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival includes the works of twelve filmmakers from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. A selection of films to have competed or been presented at important international festivals, but which have not yet been screened at a Spanish festival or commercially released in our country. The latest work by Carlos Reygadas, one of the best known Mexican filmmakers on the international...

San Sebastian Film festival: Spanish films announced

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  We attended today in Madrid a press conference at the Academia de Cine in which all Spanish films to be shown in San Sebastian have been announced. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival Another three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Some impo...

Ben Affleck will present Argo in San Sebastian Film Festival

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San Sebastian Film Festival is boiling with news.   Yesterday we learnt that "Arbitrage", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in competition and both actors are confirmed to attend the inauguration gala. Both of them have received Donostia Awards in previous years in recognition of their entire careers: Richard Gere at the 55th edition in 2007 and Susan Sarandon at the 43rd edition in 19...

Arbitrage, will open the San Sebastián Film Fest

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" Arbitrage ", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastián Film Festival in competition. At its opening gala, the 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival will be presenting the European premiere of the US production Arbitrage, a film competing in the Official Section starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki. The gala will mean the return to San Sebastián for bot...

San Sebastian Film Festival: Posters and clips to all sections

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  We are getting ready to the opening night of the 60Th San Sebastian International Film Festival due from 21-29 September. Posters of all sections have been revealed and this year we also have a selection of clips announcing each section and retrospectives. A moving number 60 celebrates the 60th San Sebastian Festival from its poster   In the Official selection category "60 Cine(tico)", the poster presented by the designer from San Sebastian and di...

Vote for the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival Poster

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 YOU can decide the poster of the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival. Phase 2 of Pster Competiton has already began. After receiving all candidates, more than 1000 posters among the four categories,now is your time to vote until April 10th. Click on the link and vote! http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/postercontest/ccarteles.php?id=2738 Remember the 4 categories available are: OFICIAL SELECTION ZABALTEGI NEW DIRECTORS HORIZONTES LATINOS ...

POSTER COMPETITION 60TH SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL

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The San Sebastian Festival calls its first online competition for posters to provide the official image of its 60th edition. The competition is open to all designers who wish to present their proposals and the public will vote for their favourite posters. A jury will choose the winner from the posters to receive most votes and prizes will be drawn among voters of the winning proposals.    COMPETITION TIMELINE • Submission and presentation of proposals: February 1...

Los pasos dobles wins Golden Shell in San Sebastian

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The Spanish film "Los pasos dobles" directed by Isaki Lacuesta received the Golden Shell award at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival.                                        Last night and for the first time live during the closin gala, we received attonished the news of the palmares. Jury and critics not always coincide so that most of the awards came as a surprise. Here they are! the 59th San Sebastian Film F...

Glenn Close – Donostia Award 2011

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Glenn Close received tonight the Donostia Award, a life time achievement award, during the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival.The actress, really moved, confessed that this was her first life time achievement award and she was grateful to the festival and she dedicated it to all the people who where there from the beginning and she also had an special mention to her daughter.After the gala the European premiere (out-of-competition) of her latest film, Albert Nobbs, which she also co-produced and ...

Glenn Close presents ´Albert Nobbs´ in San Sebastian Film Festival

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Tonight Glenn Close will receive The Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement award but first the actress is heer to present her latest film, Rodrigo García's 'Albert Nobbs'. At the press conference hold this morning she confess that "It´ll be lovely to be nominated" when asked about the possibilities that her role of a woman who has to dress and live like a man to achieve her dream in the Victorian society, could have. She defined her character as an innocent survivor. ...

Frances McDormand, Chair of the Official Selection Jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival

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  The actress Frances McDormand will chair the Official Selection Jury at the 59th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. As we already announced on September 2, the other members of the Jury are: Guillermo Arriaga (writer, screenwriter and film director) Álex de la Iglesia (film director) Bent Hamer (film director) Bai Ling (actress) Sophie Maintigneux (cinematographer)   Sophie Okonedo (actress). ...

JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL

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In two weeks time will be reporting live from San Sebastian all the photocalls, press conferences, awards and general events scheduled at the 59th edition. At today´s press conference leaded by José Luis Rebordinos,the Festival Director, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. Rebordinos and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme, activities,the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to...

Official presentation of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition

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This morning, at the María Cristina Hotel, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme and activities scheduled for this year, the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to the event.Festival will take place 16-24 Septembre.JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVALSección Oficial• GUILL...

San Sebastian Festival's Horizontes Latinos section

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  Thirteen films to compete in San Sebastian Festival's Horizontes Latinos section The Horizontes Latinos programme at the 59 edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival includes thirteen films from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. All will compete for the Horizontes Award. The Mexican movie MISS BALA will open the section. This Mexican production directed by Gerardo Naranjo, competed in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the las...

San Sebastian Festival will run from Friday 16 to Saturday 24 September

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  POSTERS The star of the poster for the 59th edition is a suitcase, an invitation to embark on the journey represented by a film festival   The new image for the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival was presented at an event in San Sebastian's Kutxaespacio Science Museum. At this meeting, we announced the winner of the poster competition launched for the first time this year for the Official, Zabaltegi and Horizontes Latinos sections. Open to graphic designers across the wor...

SAN SEBASTIAN´S GOLDEN SHELL TO NEDS by PETER MULLAN

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 58th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members: Mr. GORAN PASKALJEVIC (Serbia) (President) Ms. JO ALLEN (UK)Mr. JOSE CORONADO (Spain)Ms. CLAUDIA LLOSA (Perú)Mr. RAYA MARTIN (Philippines)Mr. PABLO TRAPERO (Argentina)Ms. LUCY WALKER (UK) at a meeting on 23rd September 2010, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: SPECIAL MENTION to “A JAMA” by DAOUD AOULAD-SYAD (Morocco-France) For the complexity achieved by a si...

Julia Roberts arrives to the San Sebastian film festival to receive Donostia Award

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Julia Roberts arrived last night to San Sebastian where she will be receiving tonight the Donostia Award for a lifetime achievement She was accompanied by her film co-star Javier Bardem. After the gala for the first time in Spain we will see Eat,love and Pray, their latest film together. ...

Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20

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Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20 Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and director Ryan Marphy to present ''Eat Pray Love'' at the 58th San Sebastian Festival     Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition. Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbe...

Opening and closing films selected in San Sebastian Film Festival

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''Chicogrande'', by Felipe Cazals, opening film of San Sebastian Film Festival 58th Edition ''Elle s'appelait Sarah (Sarah’s Key)'', by the French filmmaker Gilles Paquet-Brenner, will close the 58th San Sebastian Festival   The actress Yun Junghee will open Zabaltegi-Pearls with Poetry while Richard J. Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike will present Barney’s Version, the film closing Zabaltegi-Pearls in San Sebastian. For his part, Diego Luna will open the Horizo...

Films competing at san Sebastian

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Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell.The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 2007 for Mogari no More (The Mourning Forest). The British director, screenwriter...

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