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SAN SEBASTIAN 2018 New Directors

León Siminiani et Koldo Almandoz en lice dans la section New Directors de San Sebastian

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- Le programme de la section dédiée aux talents émergents de demain est complétée par les travaux de débutants européens, américains et asiatiques

León Siminiani et Koldo Almandoz en lice dans la section New Directors de San Sebastian
Apuntes para una película de atracos de León Siminiani

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UPDATE (23 August 2018): The section has been topped off with the last two titles - France's Meteorites [+lire aussi :
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by Romain Laguna and China's Breeze (Qing Feng De Wei Dao) by Kung Yang.

The San Sebastián International Film Festival has begun to reveal details of the programme for its 66th edition, which will unspool between 21 and 29 September this year. This morning, a press conference was held to disclose the identities of 13 of the titles (either first or second works) that will be duking it out to take home the Kutxabank-New Directors Award, which comes with €50,000 (intended for the director and the Spanish distributor). Three Spaniards stand out particularly among the emerging directors: Elías León Siminiani, whose new film – following the enthralling Mapa [+lire aussi :
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 Notes For a Heist Film [+lire aussi :
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, again produced by Avalon, was shot shrouded in the utmost secrecy; Basque helmer Koldo Almandoz, who will be showing off Ciervo [+lire aussi :
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 after his captivating feature debut, Ghost Ship [+lire aussi :
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, which was premiered at Rotterdam; and Celia Rico Clavellino, who will be coming along with her feature debut, a co-production with France, Journey to a Mother’s Room [+lire aussi :
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, starring Lola Dueñas and Anna Castillo. The screenplay for the latter took part in the Script Station Lab at Berlinale Talents (see the news).

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The list of European representatives in the New Directors section is rounded off by a clutch of other titles: from Romania comes Hadrian Marcu with A Decent Man [+lire aussi :
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, a project that arose from the first edition of Glocal in Progress, starring the winner of the Silver Shell for Best Actor at last year’s edition of this very same festival, Bodgan Dumitrache; from Switzerland comes Hannes Baumgartner with his feature debut, Midnight Runner [+lire aussi :
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; from Denmark, Laurits Flensted-Jensen with Neon Heart [+lire aussi :
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Ismet Sijarina will be brandishing Cold November [+lire aussi :
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, a co-production between Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia; and Core of the World [+lire aussi :
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by Natalia Meshchaninova will be making its way to San Sebastián from Russia.

Debutant Francisco Marise will come to the Basque city all the way from Argentina with Para la guerra [+lire aussi :
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, which was edited and co-produced by Spain’s Javier Rebollo (Woman Without Piano [+lire aussi :
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); his fellow countrywoman Inés María Barrionuevo will do likewise with her debut film, Julia y el zorro; and filmmaker Lila Avilés, who is taking her baby steps in feature directing with La camarista, hails from Mexico.

Finally, rocking up from Asia is Jesus, the first film by Hiroshi Okuyama, an award-winning music video director, as well as Vietnam’s Ash Mayfair with The Third Wife, the screenplay for which won the Spike Lee Film Production Fund Award in 2014.

Here is the list of selected films:

New Directors

Notes For a Heist Film [+lire aussi :
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 – León Siminiani (Spain)
Jesus (Boku wa Iesu-sama ga kirai) – Hiroshi Okuyama (Japan)
Breeze (Qing Feng De Wei Dao) - Kung Yang (China)
Midnight Runner [+lire aussi :
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 - Hannes Baumgartner (Switzerland)
Julia y el zorro – Inés María Barrionuevo (Argentina)
La camarista – Lila Avilés (USA/Mexico)
Meteorites [+lire aussi :
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 - Romain Laguna (France)
Cold November [+lire aussi :
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 – Ismet Sijarina (Kosovo/Albania/Macedonia)
Neon Heart [+lire aussi :
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 – Laurits Flensted-Jensen (Denmark)
Ciervo [+lire aussi :
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 – Koldo Almandoz (Spain)
Para la guerra [+lire aussi :
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 – Francisco Marise (Cuba/Argentina/Spain)
Core of the World [+lire aussi :
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 – Natalia Meshchaninova (Russia)
The Third Wife – Ash Mayfair (Vietnam)
A Decent Man [+lire aussi :
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 – Hadrian Marcu (Romania)
Journey to a Mother’s Room [+lire aussi :
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 – Celia Rico Clavellino (Spain/France)

(Traduit de l'espagnol)

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