The Souveinr Part II

Source: Protagonist Pictures

‘The Souvenir Part II’

Features by Joanna Hogg, Radu Jude and Gaspar Noé are among those set to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera award at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival (September 17-25).

The strand, for films of any kind of style or length, includes 13 features and five shorts, with two world premieres.

The selection includes several titles from this year’s Cannes film festival: Kirill Serebrennikov’s Competition title Petrov’s Flu; Kira Kovalenko’s Un Certain Regard winner Unclenching The Fists; Laura Wandel’s Playground (also Un Certain Regard); Gasper Noe’s Vortex, which debuted in the new Premiere section; Noémie Merlant’s directing debut Mi Iubita, Mon Amour (special screening); Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir: Part II; and Jean-Gabriel Périot’s Returning To Reims (both Directors’ Fortnight).

The strand also includes Radu Jude’s Berlinale Golden Bear winner Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn, whilst two titles arrive via Venice – Kiro Russo’s El Gran Movimiento and Peter Kerekes’ 107 Mothers (both in Horizons).

Other selections include Florence Miailhe’s Annecy title The Crossing and FIDMarseille audience award winner Haruhara-san’s Recorder directed by Kyoshi Sugita.

The world premieres are both shorts: Laura Rius Aran’s My Friends And The Fire and Lubna Playoust’s The Cormorant.

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.