Isaki Lacuesta, Carlos Vermut, Icíar Bollaín et Rodrigo Sorogoyen seront de nouveau à San Sebastian
par David González
- Les nouveaux longs-métrages des quatre cinéastes espagnols, qui ont déjà concouru pour le Coquillage d'or précédemment, mènent le peloton espagnol à l'événement basque
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The selection of Spanish films for this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival, the 66th edition (which will unspool from 21-29 September), includes the return of some well-known faces from previous editions of the gathering, who will be duking it out for the Golden Shell.
In fact, two of them can already boast about having said trophy in their display cabinets. Isaki Lacuesta, who scooped the Golden Shell in 2011 with his highly acclaimed, albeit divisive, The Double Steps [+lire aussi :
fiche film], is coming back this year with Between Two Waters [+lire aussi :
fiche film], his brand-new look at the lives of Gypsy brothers Isra and Cheíto, characters he first introduced in his 2006 documentary The Legend of Time. And Carlos Vermut, who has been firmly at the forefront of the new generation of Spanish filmmakers since he scooped the top prize and the Best Director Award in 2014 with Magical Girl [+lire aussi :
fiche film], is back with Quién te cantará [+lire aussi :
fiche film], his intriguing study of a successful singer from the 1990s (played by Najwa Nimri) who, with the help of a devoted fan, must struggle with her memory loss in order to return to the stage.
The other two filmmakers who will be heading to the capital of the Basque Country have not yet won a Golden Shell, but they have featured on the festival’s winners’ list. Icíar Bollaín, whose Take My Eyes [+lire aussi :
fiche film] snagged the Silver Shells for Best Actor and Best Actress in 2003, before she competed once again with Mataharis in 2007, will be presenting Yuli, in which she recounts the life and times of Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. And Rodrigo Sorogoyen, who went home with the Award for Best Screenplay in 2015 for May God Save Us [+lire aussi :
fiche film], will showcase The Realm [+lire aussi :
fiche film], a movie also starring Antonio de la Torre that will lift the lid on the essence of modern-day Spain, as it revolves around the figure of a politician caught up in a corruption affair.
Out of Competition, the festival will play host to the new foray into the world of series by Enrique Urbizu, who, together with Jorge Dorado, has helmed Giants, a thriller for the channel Movistar+ about a family of criminals who use their second-hand furniture business at the flea markets as a front.
Lastly, joining the Spanish films previously announced in the New Directors (see the news) and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections (see the news), the Special Screenings sidebar will host Dantza, the documentary by Telmo Esnal that was victorious at the first edition of Glocal in Progress last year, and Tiempo después, the eagerly awaited return of seasoned director José Luis Cuerda to the absurd realism of his most popular work, Amanece que no es poco.
Here is the list of films that have just been announced:
The Realm [+lire aussi :
fiche film] – Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)
Between Two Waters [+lire aussi :
fiche film] – Isaki Lacuesta (Spain)
Quién te cantará [+lire aussi :
fiche film] – Carlos Vermut (Spain/France)
Yuli – Icíar Bollaín (Spain/Cuba/UK/Germany)
Out of Competition
Giants – Enrique Urbizu, Jorge Dorado (Spain) (TV series)
Dantza – Telmo Esnal (Spain)
Tiempo después – José Luis Cuerda (Spain/Portugal)
(Traduit de l'espagnol)
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