The San Sebastian Interntional Film Festival has completed the line-up for this year’s edition with a new section highlighting local titles.
The Zinemira Basque Film Showcase will kick off with the world premiere of Patxo Telleria and Aitor Mazo’s directorial debut The Cloud Painting Machine, about a young painter during the culturally restrictive Franco dictatorship.
There a further five world premieres in the section: Basque director Andrea Olabarria’s directorial debut Rough Winds, which follows three troubled teenagers living in a quiet US suburb; Arkaitz Basterra’s documentary Life And Film, about Czech film-maker Vojtech Jasny; Juan Miguel Gutiérrez’ documentary Action, Please!, about the life of film-marker, artist and teacher Juanjo Franco Zabalegi; Gorka Gamarra Gaztañaga’s Umurage, which explores the Rwandan genocide, and José Martínez’ directorial debut Sea’s Daughter, about a woman investigating her father’s life and death.
It will also include a further three screenings Roberto Caston’s Ander, Fermín Muguruza and Javier Corcuera’s Checkpoint Rock and Aizpea Goenaga’s Tales From The Kitchen.
The festival has also revealed the jury for the official selection, which will be headed by French director Laurent Cantet. Director Bong Joon-ho, actor Daniel Giménez Cacho, actresses Pilar López de Ayala and Leonor Silveira, director John Madden, and film-maker Samira Makhmalbaf make up the panel.
The New Directors jury will be led by UK acress Saffron Burrows, while film-maker and director of Spanish broadcaster TVE Manuel Pérez Estremera will lead the Horizontes Latinos jury.
A final addition to the Zabaltegi Specials section is Iranian director Hana Makhmalbaf’s Green Days, which looks at the plight of Iranian women in 2009.