Friday, September 05, 2008

56th San Sebastian International Film Festival Lineup

Finally today the Official Selection was posted at the fest site and here it is.

Aruitemo, Aruitemo (Still Walking), Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Japan
Asbe Du-Pa (Two-Legged Horse), Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran and France
La Belle Personne (The Beautiful Person, Christophe Honoré, France (seems interesting)
Bi Mong (Dream), Kim Ki-duk, South Korea (a must be seen for me)
Camino (Road), Javier Fesser, Spain
Den Du Frygter (Fear Me Not), Kristian Lewring, Denmark (Dogme 95…)
Eid Milad Laila (Laila’s Birthday), Rashid Masharawi, Tunisia, Palestine and Netherlands
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt, USA (competing for New Directors Award too)
Genova, Michael Winterbottom, UK
Louise-Michel, Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern, France
Maman est Chez Le Coiffeur (Mommy is at the Hairderesser’s), Léa Pool, Canada (yes, a must be seen for me)
El Nido Vacío (The Empty Nest), Daniel Burman, Argentina, Spain and France
Pandoranin Kutusu (Pandora’s Box), Yesim Ustaoglu, Turkey, France, Germany and Belgium
El Patio de Mi Cárcel (My Prison Yard), Belén Macías, Spain (competing for New Directors Award too … and a must be seen for me)
Tiro en la Cabeza (Bullet in the Head), Jaime Rosales, Spain

Out of Competition

Opening Film: The Other Man, Richard Eyre, UK
Closing Film: The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson, USA
The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas, Mark Herman, UK and USA
Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller, USA

To check information about each movie go here. On other news, Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas will receive San Sebastian Festival’s Donostia Award.

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