The Donostia-SanSebastian International Film Festival (Sept 21-30) has released the line-up ofits year-in-production Latin Horizons dual showcases of Spanish cinema, Made inSpain, and Latin American films, Horizons Selection.
The competitive Horizons sectionhas a best film prize, which comes with a purse of $23,100 (Euros 18,000).Sixteen films have been selected, including 10 alumni of the Films in Progressinitiative.
Three films come from
Three more films come fromBrazil: Ricardo Elias' Os 12 Trabalhos, about a young boy trying to fly straightafter time spent in a reformatory; Marcelo Santiago's Dancing In Utopia (Sonhos E Desejos), a 1970s-set story of three revolutionarieswho share their life's dreams while confined in an apartment; and Diego de la Texera's Meteoro, a magical tale about hope in desperatecircumstances in rural 1960s
The remaining five films allhave Argentinean backing: Rodrigo Moreno's ElCustodio, an intimate portrait of a politician'sbodyguard which competed in Berlin; Alexis dos Santos' Glue (Historia AdolescenteEn Medio De La Nada), a coming-of-age tale whichalso screened in Rotterdam and Buenos Aires; Manuel Nieto's Rotterdam VPROTiger Award-winner La Perrera;Marcelo Pavan's LaPunta Del Diablo, about a neurosurgeon who discovers he has a malignant tumor; and Enrique Gabriel's Suspiros Del Corazon, about a businessman who goes undercover to obtain hisnext month's horoscope.
Roman Chalbaud'sEl Caracazo,a special screening in this section, is set on the day in 2002 when the stateof
Made in Spain will showcasemore than two dozen of the best Spanish films of the year, ranging from localbox office hit The 2 Sides Of The Bed(Los 2 Lados De La Casa) to internationallyrecognized titles like Pedro Almodovar's Volver and IsabelCoixet's TheSecret Life Of Words starring Tim Robbins.