Ten new titles have been added to the Pearls selection of the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 22-30) in Spain.
They include: Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project and Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe.
The films will compete for the Donostia/San Sebastian Audience Award, voted for by spectators. The award is spilt into two categories, best film and best European film.
The Pearls selection contains films that have not yet been released in Spain, but have received acclaim at other festivals.
Michael Haneke’s Happy End and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here were both nominated for the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes. The latter was also awarded best screenplay and best actor (Joaquin Phoenix) at the festival.
Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe opens the Toronto Film Festival on September 7 and Darren Aronofsky’s mother! premieres at the Venice Film Festival next week.
As previously announced, San Sebastian will open with Wim Wenders’ Submergence.
The ten films are:
Borg/McEnroe (Sweden - Denmark - Finland)
Dir. Janus Metz
Happy End (France - Austria - Germany)
Dir. Michael Haneke
Dir. Xavier Legrand
The House by The Sea (France)
Dir. Robert Guédiguian
Dir. Darren Aronofsky (USA)
The Third Murder (Japan)
Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda
The Florida Project (USA)
Dir. Sean Baker
The Leisure Seeker (Italy)
Dir. Paolo Virzì
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (UK)
Dir. Martin Mcdonagh
You Were Never Really Here (USA - France)
Dir. Lynne Ramsay