San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF, September 17-25) has unveiled its final 2021 competition titles, with new addition One Second, directed by Zhang Yimou, set to open the event.
Starring Wei Fan and Yi Zhang, the Chinese period drama follows a prisoner who escapes from a labour camp at the height of the Cultural Revolution. The film was pulled from the Berlinale in 2019 due to “technical reasons”.
The festival has also added The Eyes of Tammy Faye from Michael Showalter (The Big Sick). It follows the rise and fall of a famous televangelist and stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield and Vincent D’Onofrio. Both titles will first screen at Toronto.
Completing the competition line-up is Thierry de Peretti’s police corruption drama Undercover, starring Roschdy Zem, Pio Marmaï, Vincent Lindon and Julie Moulier.
Other titles set to compete for San Sebastian’s Golden Shell include new projects from Terence Davies and Lucile Hadzihalilovic.