Atom Egoyan, Götz Spielmann and Jasmila Žbanić have been added the official selection at the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Three new titles have joined those already announced for the official competition of the festival, which runs from Sept 20-28.

They include Devil’s Knot, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, from US director Atom Egoyan. He competed four years ago in the 57th edition of the festival with Chloe. Egoyan returns with a true mystery of who killed three children in a small town.

 Also added are For Those Who Can Tell No Tales by Bosian filmmaker Jasmila Žbanić, winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin in 2006 with her film Grbavica.

Žbanić returns to the traumatic past of the Balkan War through Kym, an Australian tourist who decides to travel to Višegrad, a small town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia, where she discovers what happened there during the war.

The third new title is October November from Austrian director Götz Spielmann, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008 for his film Revanche.  Spielmann’s new film centres on two sisters who reunite where they grew up – a disused hotel in the Austrian Alps – but soon rrevisit old conflicts.

Adding previously announced titles, the competition line-up now includes:

  • Bad Hair Mariana Rondón
  • Club Sandwich Fernando Eimbcke
  • Devil’s Knot Atom Egoyan
  • For Those Who Can Tell No Tales Jasmila Žbanić
  • Le Week-end Roger Michell
  • My Soul Healed By You François Dupeyron
  • October November Götz Spielmann
  • Quai d’Orsay Bertrand Tavernier
  • The Railway Man Jonathan Teplitzky