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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2015

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San Sebastián, a strong commitment to Spanish film

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- The 63rd edition of the festival will feature a strong national presence: Álex de la Iglesia, Agustí Villaronga, Marc Recha and Cesc Gay are just some of the big names in the selection

San Sebastián, a strong commitment to Spanish film
Un día perfecto para volar by Marc Recha

In a packed ceremony held last week at the Academia de Cine in Madrid, José Luis Rebordinos, the director of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, announced some of the Spanish films lined up for the 63rd edition, which will be held in the magnificent Cantabrian city of San Sebastián between 18 and 26 September. Álex de la Iglesia will be presenting Mi gran noche [+see also:
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(see news article) out of competition, bringing Raphael back to life on the big screen, whilst two prestigious Catalan directors will be battling it out for the Golden Shell: Marc Recha with Un día perfecto para volar [+see also:
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starring Sergi López and the son of the director, and Cesc Gay with Truman [+see also:
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, a co-production with Argentina starring acting duo Javier Cámara and Ricardo Darín. Then there’s Agustí Villaronga, from Mallorca, who will be presenting El rey de la Habana [+see also:
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(see news article), which received funding from Spain and the Dominican Republic.

Other films that made it into the Official Selection include When a Tree Falls [+see also:
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, a film about a family conflict by Basque director Asier Altuna; The Apostate [+see also:
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 (Spain-Uruguay-France) by Federico Veiroj, starring Bárbara Lennie; and Eva Doesn't Sleep [+see also:
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, co-produced by Argentina, France and Spain, directed by Pablo Agüero and starring Gael García Bernal, Imanol Arias and Denis Lavant. Special screenings will include Far from the Sea [+see also:
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 by Imanol Uribe, starring Elena Anaya and Eduard Fernández coming to terms with a terrible past; No estamos solos [+see also:
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, a documentary by Pere Joan Ventura, and on the huge screen of the Velódromo de Anoeta, the gripping El desconocido [+see also:
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, a thriller by Dani de la Torre starring Luis Tosar, who doesn’t get out of the car once during the whole film.

There will also be a vast array of Spanish co-productions in the Nuev@s Director@s section - with Paula [+see also:
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by Eugenio Canevari (Argentina-Spain) and Pikadero [+see also:
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by Ben Sharrock (Spain-United Kingdom) – and Horizontes Latinos section – with The Pearl Button [+see also:
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(Chile-Spain-France) by Patricio Guzmán and Magallanes [+see also:
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(Peru-Argentina-Colombia-Spain) by Salvador de Solar, who won the Cine en Construcción prize at last year’s Festival.

Finally, the interesting Zabaltegi section will feature Un día vi 10.000 elefantes [+see also:
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by Álex Guimerà and Juan Pajares; Isla bonita [+see also:
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, by and starring Fernando Colomo; Mi querida España [+see also:
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, a documentary by Mercedes Moncada; documentary The Propaganda Game [+see also:
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interview: Álvaro Longoria
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 by Álvaro Longoria; short film Duellum by Tucker Dávila Wood; and Hispanic-Turkish-German co-production The Bridge [+see also:
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, the second film of Paula Ortiz, based on Bodas de sangre by García Lorca and starring acting trio Inma Cuesta, Asier Exteandía and Álex García.

(Translated from Spanish)

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