Friday, August 21, 2009

57th Donostia Zinemaldia Festival de San Sebastian – Official Selection Lineup

The San Sebastian International Film Festival will screen in this section 18 films not yet released that will compete for the Golden Shell, up-to-today there are 15 films announced that I list here and will update when the final list for the Official Selection is published.

Official Selection

Opening Film: Chloe, Atom Egoyan, France and Canada (the plot seems like the remake of Nathalie, will check if I’m right... yep, I'm totally right! but Julianne Moore is NO Fanny Ardant!)

(*)11’e 10 Kala (10 to 11), Pelin Esmer, Turkey, Germany and France
Blessed, Ana Kokkinos, Australia
City of Life and Death (aka Nanjing! Nanjing!), Lu Chuan, China and Hong Kong
Los Condenados (The Damned), Isaki Lacuesta, Spain
(*)Get Low, Aaron Schneider, USA
Hadewijch, Bruno Dumont, France
Keshtzarhaye Sepid (The White Meadows), Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran
(*)La Mujer Sin Piano (Woman Without Piano), Javier Rebollo, Spain
Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser (Making Plans for Lena), Christophe Honoré, France (great casting)
Le Refuge, François Ozon, France
El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes), Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina and Spain
This is Love, Matthias Glasner, Germany
Yeong-do Da-ri (I Came from Busan), Jeon Soo-il, South Korea
(*)Yo También (Me Too), Alvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro, Spain

(*) Competitor for the Kutxa-New Directors Award

Official Selection Jury
President: French director Laurent Cantet
Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho
Korean director Bong Joon-ho
Spanish actress Pilar López de Ayala
British director John Madden
Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf
Portuguese actress Leonor Silveira

Out of Competition

Closing Film: Mother and Child, Rodrigo García, USA (with Naomi Watts, Annette Being and Kerry Washington and yes Rodrigo is the son of Grabriel Garcia Marquez!)
El Baile de la Victoria (The Dancer and The Thief), Fernando Trueba, Spain

To read info about the films go here. In the Selection we have some outstanding French directors and some films with great casting (two with Argentinean Ricardo Darin!).

Watch trailers @ Movie On Companion

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