New works by Manuel Abramovich, Christophe Honoré, Sebastian Lilio, Diego Lerman, Marco Martins, Laura Mora, Fril Petersen, Hong Sang Su, Ulrich Seidl and Peter Vaclav They will compete in the official section of the 70th edition of the San Sebastian FestivalIt will take place from 16 to 24 September. In addition, the competition will also feature the debuts of Genki Kawamura and Marian Mathias, the festival organizer announced this Tuesday.
Argentine director Manuel Abramovich (Buenos Aires, 1987), whose many previous works have passed on Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, will compete with his fourth feature film, pornmelancholy / BornomelancholiaThe Sexual touching selfie Who was selected last year in WIP Latam. Like it was already announced SuroDirected by Miguel Gurría, this film was shot thanks to his participation in the residences of Ecosmera Briac, so it will be the first time that the festival will run two films from this programme, the International Center for Contemporary Culture – Tabacalera and Elias Quirigueta Zen Escola (EQZE).
gallic manager Christoph Honor (Carhaix-Plouguer, 1970), who has already shown La belle personne (2008) and Non ma fille, tu n’iras pas danser/ Make plans for us (2009) in the official division, will once again compete with Le Lisin / Winter BoyA movie about a teenager in crisis after his father’s death. Actors include Paul Kircher, Vincent Lacoste and Juliette Binoche.
Argentinian Sebastian Lilio (Mendoza, 1974), who participated in Perlak with Glory (2013) after going through Cinema in Construction and Horizontes Latinos with wonderful woman / wonderful woman (2017), the official department premiere with wonderslocated in the middle of the nineteenth century in an Irish town where they say A girl lived without eating for months. The film’s cast, which is based on the homonymous novel by Emma Donoghue, includes Florence Pugh, Kieran Hinds, Tom Burke, Toby Jones, Ellen Cassidy, and Niamh Algar.
After two forays into Horizontes Latinos and after winning the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay Kind of family / Kind of family (2017) Argentinian Diego Lerman (Buenos Aires, 1976) back to compete with alternative / alternative, which collects the adventures of a teacher in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Juan Minojín, Barbara Lení, Alfredo Castro, Maria Merlino, Lucas Arua and Rita Cortez led the cast of this film which, in the project phase, participated in the Europe-Latin American Co-Production Forum for the 2019 Festival.
He was shot in Great Britain, Temporary Yarmouth Big Figures It’s the new job Marco Martins (Lisbon, 1972), which deals with the drama immigration Through the character of Tania, a woman of Portuguese descent who acts as a link between expatriate workers from her country and factories in the Norfolk area.
Colombian women Laura Mora (Medellín, 1981), which has received, among other privileges, special mention from the Kutxabank-New Director and Youth Award with Kill Jesus / Kill Jesus (2017), will return to the festival with his second feature film, Kings of the world / Kings of the worldA subversive and fascinating story starring five street children from Medellin.
After winning the grand prize at the Tokyo International Festival with Uncle / Uncle (2019), Dane Friel Petersen (Aabenraa, 1980) you will compete with stay alive / foreverwhich presents a complex and full of life portrait of a family grieving the loss of an eldest son and brother.
Hong Sang Soo (Seoul, 1960) will compete with it top / walkThe story of the encounters a middle-aged filmmaker had with different people. It will be the South Korean director’s second participation in the official selection, as he has already won a Silver Shell for Best Directing with Dangsinjasingwa Dangsinui geot / Yours and you (2016). Later, he appeared in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Geu-hu / Next day (2017) and Domangchin yeoja / The Woman Who Got Away (2020), which has received special attention.
Austrian Ulrich Seidl (Vienna, 1952), some of his earlier works have been shown in retrospective events at the festival and in sections such as Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, premiered in official competition with Spartaa film that completes the diptych he started with Rimini (2022), premiered at the last Berlinale. Thus, the central character of Sparta He is the brother of the failed singer who starred Rimini.
Czech Peter Vaclav (Prague, 1967), who competed in the new directors with parallel cunning (Parallel worlds, 2001), will also return to San Sebastian for the official division premiere. his new feature film, El Boemois a biographical drama centered on the character of Joseph Myslevecic, one of the most prolific Italian opera composers of the 1770s.
Genki Kawamura (Yokohama, 1979), producer of primary titles for contemporary Japanese animation such as Bakemono no ko / The Boy and the Beast (Mamoru Hosoda, Official Competition Section, 2015) or Kimi no na wa / your name (Makoto Shinkai, Official Division – Specials, 2016), making his directorial debut with a live-action movie, Hyaka / One Hundred FlowersAbout a woman with Alzheimer’s disease.
American newcomer Marian Mathias (Chicago, 1988) presents his first feature film, runnerWhich deals with the meeting of two young men in the American Midwest. With this project, the director has been selected for residencies at the Cannes Cinéfondation, Torino FeatureLab, and Production Bridge Program at the Venice Film Festival.
These titles have been added to the four Spanish-produced films that will also compete in the official selection that were announced a few days ago: Spring Rite / Spring RiteFrom Fernando Franco; SuroFrom Michael Gorria; the motherFrom dove pillars Wild sunflower / wildflowersFrom Jaime Rosales.
out of competition
In addition, on the sidelines of the competition, a special show of (très) grande evasion/taxes if you canIt is a French production Yannick Kergot (Le Raincy, 1962) traces tax evasion circuits and decodes fraud mechanisms on a large scale.
Join this documentary The Groc Bra (yellow roof), non-fiction Isabel Coixet Which will be other specials for this edition, blackout / out of the worldMovistar Plus + series is scheduled out of competition and consists of five episodes directed by Rodrigo SoroguinAnd the Raul ArrivaloAnd the Issa fieldAnd the Alberto Rodriguez And the Isaki Lakista. Also, the movie Model 77 / Prison 77From Alberto Rodriguezthe festival will open out of competition.
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