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Tavernier and Dupeyron competing in San Sebastian

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- Quai d’Orsay and My Soul Healed by You will vie for the Concha de Oro at the Basque Festival which begins tomorrow

Tavernier and Dupeyron competing in San Sebastian

Great French presence at the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival which begins tomorrow with notably in competition two titles by experienced directors: Quai d'Orsay [+see also:
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by Bertrand Tavernier (article - with Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup and Anaïs Demoustier - production Little Bear - sales Pathé International – to be released in France on November 6) and My Soul Healed by You [+see also:
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by François Dupeyron (read the article - with Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette and Jean-Pierre Darroussin - production and sales Alfama Films which will launch the film in France on September 25).

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In the race for the Concha de Oro, Cannibal [+see also:
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by Manuel Martin Cuenca also stands out, coproduced at a minority by France with Spain, Romania and Russia, and which went through the Atelier de la Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival. Three other titles in competition are sold by French companies: Club Sandwich by Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke (Funny Balloons), the Spanish-Canadian coproduction Enemy [+see also:
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by Denis Villeneuve (with Mélanie Laurent in the cast - Pathé International), and For Those Who Can Tell No Tales [+see also:
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by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić (MPM Films – read the news).

The official selection, which will close out of competition with The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet [+see also:
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by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (production Epithète Films - read the article - and Tapioca Films, sales Gaumont - read the news) also includes Witching & Bitching [+see also:
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by Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia (read the article – coproduced by French company La Ferme Productions). 

In the New Directors section, the Franco-Israeli production Dune [+see also:
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by Yossi Aviram stands out (read the article - production Les Films du Poisson - sales Le Pacte) and two minority productions: Puppy Love [+see also:
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by Delphine Lehericey (Liaison Cinématographique with Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg) and Les heures creuses by Aaron Fernández (Tita Productions with Mexico).

The Pearls programme features L'amour est un crime parfait by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu (news - sales Gaumont), 9 Months Stretch [+see also:
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 by Albert Dupontel (read the article - production ADCB Films - sales Elle Driver) and two films selected in Cannes: the competitor Young and Beautiful [+see also:
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by François Ozon (sales Wild Bunch) and the Certain Regard winner, the documentary The Missing Picture [+see also:
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by Rithy Panh (sales Films Distribution).

Finally the Zabaltegui section will unveil the animated film Minuscule [+see also:
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 by duo Hélène Giraud - Thomas Szabo (production Futurikon) and the Palme d’Or from Cannes Blue is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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 by Abdellatif Kechiche will be screened for the FIPRESCI Grand Prix.

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(Translated from French)

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