The San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 20-29) will feature a
retrospective of the works by American cinema pioneer Henry King at its
upcoming 55th edition.
The festival will also offer a contemporary retrospective devoted to the new Nordic cinema with a selection of films made in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland over the last decade.
After a start in silent films, Henry King (1892-1982) went on to direct
westerns such as The Gunfighter (1950) and The Bravados (1958), adventure
flicks such as The Black Swan (1942) and dramas such as Tender is the Night
(1961) and The Song of Bernadette (1943).
The Nordic retrospective, dubbed 'Cold Fever' after the film by Fridrik Thor
Fridriksson, will pay tribute to the Dogme 95 movement, which launched a new generation of convention-breaking filmmakers such as Thomas Vinterberg, Susanne Bier, and Per Fly known for their intense personal dramas simmering beneath contained appearances.
Organisers have not yet revealed the name of the director to whom the retrospective will be dedicated.
Organisers have also announced that the festival will up some of its prize
money this year.