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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016

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A Monster Calls to be presented at San Sebastián

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- The new movie by JA Bayona will form part of the Official Section (out of competition) at the Basque festival, which will bestow the Donostia Award upon lead actress Sigourney Weaver

A Monster Calls to be presented at San Sebastián
A Monster Calls by JA Bayona

In the run-up to the press conference on 28 July, at which José Luis Rebordinos will reveal the other Spanish titles that will be taking part in the 64th edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival, it has been announced that the major production A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
(read more), the third film by Juan Antonio Bayona, will have its European premiere on 21 September in the Basque city. In addition, its lead actress, New Yorker Sigourney Weaver, will collect her well-deserved Donostia Award. With this movie – produced by Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema and Películas La Trini – Bayona rounds off his trilogy on motherhood, which began with The Orphanage [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and continued with The Impossible [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
, two of recent Spanish cinema’s veritable box-office smashes.

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Meanwhile, for the first time this year, the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section will be competitive, and will be opened by the latest work by Bertrand Tavernier, the documentary Journey Through French Cinema [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, in which he takes a trip back to revisit his country’s great movies. The French filmmaker served as the jury chair at this very festival in 1999, when a retrospective was dedicated to him, and he has also taken part in the gathering on several occasions: the last time was in 2013, with The French Minister [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which won the Best Screenplay Award.

Other auteurs present in this sidebar include Jim Jarmusch with Gimme Danger, Lav Diaz (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery), Deborah Stratman (The Illinois Parables), José Luis Torres Leiva (El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa), French animation maestro Jean-François Laguionie (who will be bringing along Louise en hiver [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– read more) and British director Terence Davies (with the Spanish premiere of his A Quiet Passion [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
).

In the industry section, the gathering has opened the registration period for its Videoteca, which enables the producers of Spanish and Latin American films released over the past year to make the titles available to accredited professionals, via streaming. Registration is open until 5 September.

Out of Competition

A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
 - JA Bayona (Spain)

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

A Journey Through French Cinema [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Bertrand Tavernier (France) (opening film)
El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa – José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile)
Gimme Danger – Jim Jarmusch (US)
The Illinois Parables – Deborah Stratman (US)
Louise en hiver [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Jean-François Laguionie (France/Canada)
A Quiet Passion [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Terence Davies (United Kingdom/Belgium)

(Translated from Spanish)

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