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Jeff Nichols, Todd Solondz join San Sebastian line-up

The festival’s Zabaltegi strand is introducing a competition for the first time.

The 64th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has completed the line-up for its Zabaltegi-Tabakalera strand, which will be competitive for the first time.

New additions include sci-fi Midnight Special from US filmmaker Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud), which premiered at the Berlinale in February.

Todd Solondz comedy-drama Wiener-Dog, first seen at Sundance in January, has also been selected for the strand. It marks the third time the US writer/director has been chosen for Zabaltegi, after presenting Happiness in 1998 and Storytelling in 2001.

As previously announced, Bertrand Tavernier’s Voyage A Travers Le Cinema Francais (A Journey Through French Cinema) will open the strand.

Other highlights include Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch’s documentary about Iggy Pop and The Stooges, which premired at Cannes in May.

Also in the line-up is Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues’s fifth feature O Ornitólogo  (L’Ornithologue), playing in competition at Locarno (Aug 3-13).

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera 2016

  • A Journey Through French Cinema Opening film
    dir. Bertrand Tavernier (Fra)

  • 489 Years, Hayoun Kwon (Fra)
  • Where I Grow Old, Marilia Rocha (Bra-Por)
  • A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies (UK-Bel)
  • Caminan, Mikel Rueda (Spa)
  • Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, Thorsten Schüte (Fra-Ger)
  • Ejercicios de Memoria, Paz Encina (Arg-Par-Fra-Ger)
  • El Extraño, Pablo Álvarez (Chile)
  • El Viento Sabe Que Vuelvo A Casa, José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile)
  • Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch (US)
  • Our Walls, Maria Elorza, Maider Fernandez Iriarte (Spa)
  • A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, Lav Diaz (Phil)
  • La disco Resplandece, Chema García Ibarra (Tur)
  • Louise by the Shore, Jean-François Laguionie (Fra-Can)
  • Midnight Special, Jeff Nichols (US)
  • L’ornithologue, João Pedro Rodrigues (Por-Fra-Bra)
  • Oscuro Animal, Felipe Guerrero (Col-Arg-Neth-Ger-Gre)
  • Sarah Winchester, Bertrand Bonello (France)
  • Sipo Phantasma, Koldo Almandoz (Spain)
  • The Hedonists, Jia Zhang-ke (China)
  • The Illinois Parables, Deborah Stratman (US)
  • Uncle Howard, Aaron Brookner (UK)
  • Wiener-Dog, Todd Solondz (US)
  • Zoology, Ivan Tverdovsky (Rus-Fra-Ger)

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