Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section, which showcases films from the big international festivals, at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.
The film, winner of the Best Actor Award for Christoph Waltz at Cannes, will be screened on September 18 - first day of the festival’s 57th edition.
Zabaltegi-Pearls will also feature Ang Lee’s Woodstock; Vengeance, by Johnnie To, Mother, from the Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who has competed twice before at San Sebastian, and Yuki & Nina, by Nobuhiro Suwa and Hippolyte Girardot, which screened to critical acclaim at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.
It will also feature Cannes winnters Un Prophèteby Jacques Audiard, recipient of the jury grand prix and No One Knows About Persian Cats, from Bahman Ghobadi, who took the festival’s special jury prize in Un Certain Regard.
Precious, winner of the special jury prize, best actress for Mo’Nique and the audience award at Sundance, will also be screened in the section. Initially presented at Sundance with the title of Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire and later at Cannes as Precious, it is directed by Lee Daniels, who previously competed in the Zabaltegi-New Directors section of San Sebastian Festival with his first film, Shadowboxer (2005).
Another Sundance winner, Five Minutes of Heaven, which won best director and best screenwriter in the World Cinema section looks at the victims of terrorism in Ireland and is directed by Olivier Hirschbiegel (Downfall).
Woody Allen also returns to San Sebastian with his new comedy, Whatever Works, the opening film at the Tribeca Festival. It marks his return to filming in New York after four films shot in Europe. Jim Jarmusch, will also bring The Limits of Control, shot in Madrid.
Other titles competing in Zabaltegi-Pearls will be announced in the coming weeks.