American films are the starsof the "Pearls" section and Spanish documentaries lead the Special Screeners inthe Zabaltegi sidebar of the upcoming Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept21-30).
Among the "Pearls" competingfor the
US-France-Mali co-productionThe Court (Bamako), about a makeshiftcivilian trial against the IMF for abuses in black Africa, screened in Cannes,as did two other Pearls: Adrian Caetano's Buenos Aires 1977 (CronicaDe Una Fuga), about thekidnapping and torture of a football star at the height of the Argentinedictatorship; and all-star portmanteau film Paris,Je T'Aime.
Portuguese veteran Manoel de Oliveira will screen his Bunuelsequel Belle Toujoursfollowing its
The five Special Screeners,all documentaries from Spain, include: David Truebaand Luis Alegre's LaSilla De Fernando, a dialogue with legendaryactor-writer-director Fernando Fernan Gomez; FernandoMendez Leite's ElProductor, a tribute to the career of veteranproducer Elias Querejeta; EterioOrtega's Spanish Civil War portrait Noticias De Una Guerra; Harkaitz Martinezand Igor Otxoa's Nomadak Tx, which follows musicians specializingin the txalaparta instrument to various corners ofthe world; and Arkaitz BasterraZalbide's Agian, about a troupe of Basque artists.