Six Spaniards and only one American are among the 19, mostly European directors competing for the Euros150,000 New Directors' prize at this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 21-30), the festival announced today.
Three of the films will also compete in the Official Section. They are:Spaniard Salvador Garcia Ruiz's The Other Side (El Otro Barrio), his follow-up to 1998's Mensaka; Alaska.De, from German documentarian Esther Gronenbom; and Barking Dogs Never Bite, debut from Korea's Bong Joon-ho.
The rest of the films will screen in the New Directors' division of the festival's Zabaltegi (Open Zone) section. They include:Spaniard Antonio Aloy's Presence Of Mind (El Celo); Santiago Amoedo and Alberto Rodriguez's The Pilgrim Factor (El Factor Pilgrim), also from Spain; Jean Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold's Too Much Flesh, a French-US co-production; Brazilian Florinda Bolkan's I Didn't Know Tururu (Eu Nao Conhecia Tururu); Nicolas Bonilori and Christopher Ali's Le Rat, from France; Time's Up!, filmed in New York by Chilean newcomer Cecilia Barriga; German Achim von Borries' England!; Quand On Sera Grand, from France's Renaud Cohen; Javier Corcuera's La Espalda Del Mundo, from Spain; Spaniard Juan Vicente Cordoba's What You Never Knew (Aunque Tu No Lo Sepas); Achero Manas' Pellet (El Bola), also from Spain; 76 89 03, from Argentina's Flavio Nardini and Cristian Bernard; German M. X. Oberg's Undertaker's Paradise; Mathieu Seiler's House Of Orgies (Orgienhaus), from Switzerland; Mia Trachinger's Bunny, from the US; and Italian Edoardo Winspeare's Sangue Vivo.