San Sebastian announces line-up for Zabaltegi sidebar

Cannes' Palme D'Or winner The Pianist and Berlin's Golden Bear success Bloody Sunday among 16 featured films for Festivals Top strand

The Donostia-San Sebastian Film festival has announced the line-up for this year's Festival's Top strand, part of its Zabaltegi sidebar.

According to San Sebastian organisers, the Festivals' Top section has been chosen to feature the most interesting films previously shown at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Sundance.

The festival takes place between 19-28 September.

Festivals' Top Line up

8 Femmes (8 Women), by François Ozon (France).
24 Hour Party People, by Michael Winterbottom, (UK).
All or Nothing, by Mike Leigh, (UK-France).
Balzac et La Petite Tailleuse Chinoise (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress), by Dai Sijie, (France-China).
Bloody Sunday, by Paul Greengrass, (UK/Ireland).
Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore, (Canada-USA).
Cidade de Deus (City of God), by Fernando Meirelles, (Brazil).
The Dancer Upstairs, by John Malkovich, (Spain-USA).
Irreversible, by Gaspar Noe, (France).
Laissez-Passer (Safe Conduct), by Bertrand Tavernier, (France-Germany-Spain).
Lundi Matin (Monday Morning), by Otar Iosseliani, (France-Italy).
Miles Vailla Menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past), by Aki Kaurismäki, (Finland).
The Pianist, by Roman Polanski, (France-Poland-Germany-UK).
Respiro, by Emanuele Crialese, (Italy-France).
Une Part du Ciel, by Benedicte Lienard, (France-Belgium).
Yadon Ilaheyya (Divine Intervention), by Elia Suleiman, (France-Morocco-Germany).