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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2020 Compétition / Hors compétition / New Directors / Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Pablo Agüero et Antonio Méndez Esparza mènent le peloton espagnol au 68e Festival de San Sebastian

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- Le premier proposera une coproduction de l’Espagne avec la France et l’Argentine, Akelarre, et le second Sala de Juzgado 3H, coproduit avec les États-Unis, en compétition officielle au festival basque

Pablo Agüero et Antonio Méndez Esparza mènent le peloton espagnol au 68e Festival de San Sebastian
Akelarre de Pablo Agüero

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Of the 14 Spanish-produced films included in the 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival, taking place from 18–26 September, only two are in the running for the Golden Shell: Akelarre [+lire aussi :
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, a historical film directed by Argentinian director Pablo Agüero, and a co-production of his home country, France and Spain (it was also the winning film of the Art Kino International Prize of the 6th Europe-Latin America Coproduction Forum 2017); and Courtroom 3H [+lire aussi :
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, a feature-length documentary, filmed and co-produced in the United States, by Antonia Méndez Esparza. It is worth noting that both directors have appeared in numerous previous editions of the festival. Agüero’s most recent appearance in the festival was 5 years ago with Eva Doesn’t Sleep [+lire aussi :
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, and Méndez Esparza in 2017 with Life and Nothing More [+lire aussi :
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, also filmed on the other side of the Atlantic.

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It is worth highlighting that two big Spanish television shows will be making an appearance in this year’s edition of the festival: Patria, adaptation of Fernando Aramburu’s eponymous novel, and directed by Aitor Gabilondo for HBO Europe, which will be showing a special screening at San Sebastian. Also making the line-up are six episodes of Riot Police (Antidisturbios) (read more) directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen for Movistar+, with a cast including Vicky Luengo, Raúl Arévalo, Álex García, Hovik Keuchkeria, Roberto Álamo, Raúl Prieto and Patrick Criado. Although these television series form part of the official selection, they are out of competition.

Unconventional and risky filmmaker Juan Cavestany has found an opening in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera category with his latest creation: An [+lire aussi :
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Optical illusion [+lire aussi :
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, a film about a couple supposedly travelling to New York, starring Carmen Machi and Javier Cámara. Three other Spanish shorts make up this category: Correspondence (Correspondencia) by Catalan filmmaker Carla Simón (Summer 1993 [+lire aussi :
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) and Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor; Ya no duermo, by San Sebastian native Marina Palacio; and Autoficción, an experimental work and USA/Spain/New Zealand co-production, lead by Bilbao native Laida Lertxundi.

The New Directors category, which always discovers emerging talents in cinema, will see two Spanish debuts: David Pérez Sañudo (Bilbao, 1987) competes with Ane [+lire aussi :
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, a feature-length filmed in the Basque country; and Spanish-Danish co-production Last Days of Spring [+lire aussi :
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, set in Madrid’s Canada Real shantytown, directed by Isabel Lamberti (Bühl, 1987). Imanol Rayo (Pamplona, 1984) will present his second feature-length film, Death Knell [+lire aussi :
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, based on Miren Gorritxategi’s novel, 33 ezkil.

Finally, it should be noted that the festival will open on the 18th September with Woody Allen’s latest film, Rifkin’s Festival [+lire aussi :
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, a Spain/US/Italy co-production. The Perlak category will include Chile/US/Germany/Holland/Spain co-production The Mole Agent [+lire aussi :
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, directed by Chilean director Maite Alberdi. After winning the EFADs-CAACI Award at the 2017 Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, The Mole Agent (El agente topo) had its world premiere at Sundance Festival last year. Warner Spain and the San Sebastián Film Festival will be showing a charity screening of El verano que vivimos [+lire aussi :
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, a drama directed by Gallician Carlos Sedes, starring Blanca Suárez, Javier Rey and Pablo Molinero.

Films announced:

Competition

Akelarre [+lire aussi :
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Pablo Agüero (Argentina/Spain/France)
Courtroom 3H [+lire aussi :
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Antonio Méndez Esparza (USA/Spain)

Out of Competition

Riot Police – Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain) (TV series)
Rifkin’s Festival [+lire aussi :
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Woody Allen (Spain/USA/Italy) (opening film)

Special Screenings

Patria – Aitor Gabilondo (Spain) (TV series)

New Directors

Ane [+lire aussi :
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David Pérez Sañudo (Spain)
Death Knell [+lire aussi :
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Imanol Rayo (Spain)
Last Days of Spring [+lire aussi :
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interview : Isabel Lamberti
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Isabel Lamberto (Spain/Netherlands)

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

An Optical Illusion [+lire aussi :
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Juan Cavestany (Spain)
Correspondence – Carla Simón y Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Spain) (short)
Ya no duermo – Marina Palacio Burgueño (Spain) (short)
Autofiction – Laida Lertxundi (Spain/USA/New Zealand) (short)

Perlak

The Mole Agent [+lire aussi :
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Maite Alberdi (Chile/Spain/USA/Germany/Netherlands)

Other activities

El verano que vivimos [+lire aussi :
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Carlos Sedes (Spain)

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