the salt of tears

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‘The Salt Of Tears’

New features by Philippe Garrel and Hong Sang-soo are among those set to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award – a strand at the San Sebastian Film Festival free of style or length constraints.

The section will comprise 10 features and nine shorts, which include a six-minute film by UK filmmaker Peter Strickland titled Cold Meridian.

Several selected features were previously seen at the Berlinale in February, including The Woman Who Ran from South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, which won the festival’s Silver Bear for best director.

Other titles previously seen in Berlin include Philippe Garrel’s The Salt Of Tears, Catarina Vasconcelos’s The Metamorphosis Of Birds, Tsai Ming-Liang’s Days, Sandra Wollner’s The Trouble With Being Born, Song Fang’s The Calming and Camilo Restrepo’s Los Conductos.

New York-set drama An Optical Illusion, from Spanish director Juan Cavestany, will receive its world premiere. Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna is set to debut at Toronto while Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Yellow Cat is scheduled to screen at Venice.

The winner of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award will be selected by a jury and includes a €20,000 prize, of which €6,000 goes to the director and the remaining €14,000 is received by the film’s distributor in Spain.

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera 2020

The Metamorphosis of Birds (Por)
Dir. Catarina Vasconcelos

Autofiction (US-Sp-NZ) short
Dir. Laida Lertxundi

Cold Meridian (Hun-UK) short
Dir. Peter Strickland

Correspondence (Sp-Chil) short
Dir. Carla Simón, Dominga Sotomayor

The Woman Who Ran (S Kor)
Dir. Hong Sang-soo

Dustin (Fr) short
Dir. Naïla Guiguet

Fauna (Can-Mex)
Dir. Nicolás Pereda

Having A Good Time (Chi) short
Dir. Bell Zhong

I Am Afraid To Forget Your Face (Egy-Fr-Bel-Qat) short
Dir. Sameh Alaa

The Salt Of Tears (Fr-Swi)
Dir. Philippe Garrel

Los Conductos (Fr-Col-Braz)
Dir. Camilo Restrepo

Perpetual Night (Por-Fr) short
Dir. Pedro Peralta

The Calming (Chi)
Dir. Song Fang

Days (Tai)
Dir. Tsai Ming-Liang

Stephanie (Bel) short
Dir. Leonardo van Dijl

The Trouble With Being Born (Aus)
Dir. Sandra Wollner

An Optical Illusion (Sp)
Dir. Juan Cavestany

Ya No Duermo (Sp) short
Dir. Marina Palacio Burgueño

Yellow Cat (Kaz-Fr)
Dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov