Source: Toronto International Film Festival


The San Sebastian Film Festival (September 20-28) has added six new titles that will compete for its 2019 Golden Shell award.

Among the additions are Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, which has its world premiere at Toronto. The film marks Gavron’s third feature after Suffragette and Brick Lane, and follows a teenager who fears she and her little brother will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone.

Other new titles include astronaut drama Proxima from Mustang director Alice Winocour, starring Eva Green and Matt Dillon; and Malgorzata Szumowska’s The Other Lamb about a teenage follower of an alternative religion. Szumowska’s previous films include 2015 Berlin best director winner Body and 2018 Berlin Grand Jury Prix winner Mug.

Also added are Brazilian director Paxton Winters’ Pacified, produced by Darren Aronofsky; Tibetan director Sonthar Gyal’s Lhamo And Skalbe; and Patrick, the feature debut of Portugal’s Gonçalo Waddington.

In total seventeen films will compete for the Golden Shell this year, including Roger Michell’s previously announced festival opener Blackbird and James Franco’s long-delayed Zeroville.