Anjelica Huston will presideover the official jury of the 53rd Donostia-San SebastianInternational Film Festival (Sept 15-24), which has also unveiled TheWorld's Fastest Indian as its closing film.
Written and directed byRoger Donaldson, The World's Fastest Indianstars Anthony Hopkinsin the true story-inspired tale of a man who set a new speed record on hisclassic Indian motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It will playout of competition.
The festival has also addedRuy Guerra's Gabriel Garcia Marquez adaptation In Evil Hour (O Veneno DaMadrugada), a former Films in Progress participant, to the officialcompetition.
Denis Tanovic's L'Enfer hasbeen switched from official competition to the Festivals' Top sidebar afterToronto announced the film would get a gala screening there, making itineligible to compete in San Sebastian.
Claude Miller andClaude-Eric Poiroux of Europa Cinemas will receive the festival's one year oldEuropean Personality of the Year Award, recognizing their support of Europeancinema.
Miller is also on theofficial competition jury, chaired by Huston and including Veronica Forque,Enrico Lo Verso, Claude Miller, Lone Scherfig, Antonio Skarmeta and DeanTavoularis.
The New Directors award jurywill becomprised by Vincenzo Bugno, Marian Fernandez Pascal, Paco Hoyos,Orlando Mora, Jerome Paillard, Melanie Tebb and Jan Vandierendonck. Thethree-person Latin Horizons jury includes Edgardo Cozarinsky, Cecilia Barrigaand Peter Marai.
Earlierthis week the festival announced a tribute to flamenco legend Camaron de laIsla in its spectacular Velodrome amphitheater, featuring a concert and ascreening of Jaime Chavarri's new biopic about the artist. Also screening atthe Velodrome will be Wallace & Gromit and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over foryounger audiences.