Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will open "Festivals' Top", part of this year's Zabaltegi (Open Zone) section at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (September 21-30).
The festival has split its traditional offering of films in Zabaltegi into two divisions: Festivals' Top, which will present features already screened at other festivals, and New Directors, the line-up for which will be unveiled later this week.
Festivals' Top will close with Zhang Yimou's The Road Home (Wo De Fu Qin Mu Qin). Of the 16 titles announced today, 11 screened at Cannes this year. Apart from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon they also include:
Nana Djordjadze's Summer Or 27 Missing Kisses,
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Love's A Bitch (Amores Perros),
Mark Herman's Purely Belter,
Stephen Hopkins' Under Suspicion,
Tran Anh Hung's A La Verticale De L'Ete,
Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty,
Arturo Ripstein's Such Is Life (Asi Es La Vida),
Dito Tsintsadze's Lost Killers,
Fina Torres' Woman On Top and
Liv Ullmann's Faithless (Trolosa).
Other titles in Festivals' Top include:
Agnes Jaoui's It Takes All Kinds (Le Gout Des Autres),
Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls,
Jean-Pierre Sinapi's Nationale 7 and
Karim-Traida's Les Diseurs De Verite.
Woman On Top, which stars Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem-starrer Before Night Falls should prove popular among local audiences who vote for the Festivals' Top award.