Specials boasts world premiere of Lacuesta’s All Night Long.
San Sebasian has unveiled its Pearls and Specials films. The Pearls section will include films from Pablo Trapero, Josh Radner and Semih Kaplanoglu, while the Specials section boasts the world premiere of award winning Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta’s new film All Night Long.
The Zabaltegi Pearls section highlights titles which have already featured in one of the bigger festivals, like Cannes or Berlin, but which are making their Spanish premiere at San Sebastian.
This year’s line-up of films, which will be competing for $90,000 (€70,000), includes Semih Kaplanoglu’s drama Honey, which picked up the Golden Bear at Berlin; Sundance hit thriller Buried by Rodrigo Cortes and starring Ryan Reynolds; Wang Quan’an’s Apart Together (Tuan Yuan), which took the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at Berlin; Josh Radner’s Sundance audience award winner Happythankyoumoreplease; Laura Poitras’ Sundance cinematography award winner The Oath, and Lee Changdong’s Poetry, winner of the best screenplay award at Cannes.
There’ll also be the latest films from Pablo Trapero (Carancho), Danis Tanovic (Cirkus Columbia), Michelangelo Frammartino (Le Quattro Volte) and Richard J. Lewis (Barney’s Version). Plus two documentaries, Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by artist Bansky, and Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas’ How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr. Foster?
San Sebastian has also announced a few titles for the Zabaltegi Section, which highlights the latest films from the San Sebastian festival jury members and those directors who have had a retrospective dedicated to them at the festival, as well as other interesting new films from local directors.
This year’s line-up will include the world premiere of multi-award-winning director Isaki Lacuesta’s film All Night Long (La Noche Que No Acaba), which narrates what happened to actress Eva Gardner between the films Pandora and Harem, her first and last features to shoot in Spain.
The other two titles are José Luis Guerin‘s Guest and Pierre Thoretton’s Yves Saint Laurent, L’Amour Fou.