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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2014

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Danis Tanovic will be competing for the Golden Shell with Tigers

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- The 62nd edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival rounds off its competitive Official Section and announces the line-up for the Zabaltegi section

Danis Tanovic will be competing for the Golden Shell with Tigers
Tigers by Danis Tanovic

With the announcement of the new film by Bosnian director Danis Tanovic, a co-production involving India, France and the UK entitled Tigers [+see also:
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, the 62nd edition of the San Sebastián International Film Festival has rounded off its competitive Official Section. The drama, based on a true story and directed by the Oscar-winning director of No Man’s Land [+see also:
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, portrays a young sales agent who, after discovering the devastating effects caused by a children’s medicine that he has been distributing, confronts the multinational corporation that manufactures it. 

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In addition, the festival has announced the line-up for the Zabaltegi section, which brings together some of the most interesting creations from this year’s cinematic landscape, ranging from fiction to documentaries, via short films and television series. 

Three renowned writer-directors will be presenting their new works in this section. In In the Basement [+see also:
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, Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl investigates the relationship that his fellow countrymen and women have with their basements, and outlines the particular characteristics that make them special in this country. It will land at San Sebastián after having been presented at Venice. Meanwhile, French director Bruno Dumont will be presenting Li’l Quinquin [+see also:
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, his surprising foray into TV fiction.

In Rocks in My Pockets [+see also:
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interview: Signe Baumane
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, widely acclaimed Estonian animated film director Signe Baumane tells a personal story about the women in her family, including herself, and their struggle with madness.

Documentaries are also very well represented in the section, with outstanding titles such as the Italian film Felice chi è diverso [+see also:
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, by Gianni Amelio; the French movie Le paradoxe de John Malkovich, by Pierre-François Limbosch; and the Spanish production Paco de Lucía: La búsqueda, by Francisco Sánchez Varela. A number of documentaries focus on the topic of cinema: the visit that Bette Davis made to the San Sebastián Festival in El último adiós de Bette Davis, by Pedro González Bermúdez; the life’s work of filmmaker Basilio Martín Patino in Basilio Martín Patino. La décima carta [+see also:
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, by Virginia García del Pino; and the secrets of the famous Studio Ghibli, which specialises in animated films, in Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, by Mami Sunada.

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