Finnish actress Kati Outinen, recently awarded the best actress prize at Cannes for her work in Aki Kaurismaki's The Man Without A Past, is one of the stars expected to turn out for this year's 30th anniversary edition of the Huesca Film Festival of Spain (June 6-15).
Outinen will be on hand as part of a tribute to Kaurismaki planned by the fest, which honours the director with its Luis Bunuel Prize. Two other tributes, the City of Huesca awards, are dedicated to Spain's Vicente Aranda (Juana La Loca) and the Czech Republic's Pavel Koutsky.
Other retrospectives planned by Huesca this year include a celebration of the centenary of the birth of Cesar Zavattini, 'the father of Italian neorealism,' and '100 Years of Glamour' dedicated to Marlene Dietrich. 'The Power of History' will feature short films about the struggle for democracy in Yugoslavia.
A total of 109 short films will compete in Huesca's two competitive sections, one dedicated to international short films and one to Iberoamerican efforts. Thirteen feature films will screen in the sidebar 'Showcase of European Cinema,' among them: Oscar-winner No Man's Land (inaugural film), Berlin Is In Germany, Das Experiment, Work In Progress (En Construccion), Elling, Food Of Love, Kandahar, The Lady And The Duke, Little Senegal, Secret Ballot (Raye Makhfi), The Navigators, Va Savoir and closing film Dark Blue World.