A selection of eighteen films from seventeen differentcountries will compete for the New Directors award at next month's 52nd annualedition of Spain's San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 17-25).
The selection furthers the geographic diversity of thefestival's official competition line-up, unveiled last week. The Altadis-NewDirectors prize comes with a purse of Euros 90,000.
Three of the films selected also compete in the officialsection. They are: Xu Jinglei's A LetterFrom An Unknown Woman (China); Song Il-gon's Spider Forest (Geo-Mi-Soop) (South Korea); and Pete Travis'
Only one other title comes from Asia: Wong Ching Po's
Europe offers the most films, including: Bettina Oberli's
English-language fare includes Amma Asante's
Ahmet Ulucay's BoatsOut Of Watermelon Rinds (Karpuz Kabugundan Gemiler Yapmak) comes fromTurkey, and Fanta Regina Nacro's TheRevealing Night (La Nuit De La Verite) is a co-production between Franceand Burkina Faso.