Rose Troche's The Safety Of Objects and Carlos Saura's Bunuel And King Salomon's Table (Bunuel Y La Mesa Del Rey Salomon) will open and close, respectively, the official section of the 49th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 20-29).
Troche's drama, an adaptation of several short stories by writer AM Homes, is set in New York and stars Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney and Jessica Campbell. Veteran Spanish director Saura's film is a fictional tale about legendary Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel and his friends Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca. Bunuel will screen out of competition.
Both films premiere at the Toronto Film Festival (Sept 6-15) prior to San Sebastian.
The festival also announced the films which will bookend its parallel Zabaltegi (Open Zone) section: French hit Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain) will inaugurate the section while The Man Who Wasn't There, Joel Coen's Cannes best director winner, will close it.
Alfonso Cuaron's irreverant comedy Y Tu Mama Tambien will close the festival's Made In Spanish section, featuring the best of the year's Spanish-language films.
Finally, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is set to receive this year's Fipresci award for best film of the year for The Circle (Dayereh). Panahi won last year's top Golden Lion award at Venice for this film about eight women's struggles in oppressive Iranian culture.
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