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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016

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Details are emerging of the films in the official selection at San Sebastián

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- Two redoubtable French filmmakers, Bertrand Bonello and Arnaud des Pallières, are turning up the heat on their rivals for the Golden Shell

Details are emerging of the films in the official selection at San Sebastián
Nocturama by Bertrand Bonello

The 64th San Sebastián International Film Festival, to be held between 16 and 24 September, will offer up some of the biggest names on the international filmmaking scene, who will be competing in the Festival’s official selection. Some new contenders have just been announced: the much-awaited new film from Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bertrand Bonello
film profile
]
, a searingly topical study of youth violence in the city (read more), and Orpheline [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, from Arnaud des Pallières; a portrait of four women featuring a cast including Sergi López, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gemma Arterton, Adèle Haenel and Solène Rigot (read more). It’s the first time for both directors at the Basque city’s “cinematographic Olympics”.

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Two new European names, Swedish director Johannes Nyholm and Briton William Oldroyd, join the three Spanish filmmakers already announced - Jonás Trueba, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Alberto Rodríguez (see news) - in the contest to take home the Golden Shell. Nyholm’s offering is The Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
, a co-production with Denmark; while Oldroyd will present his singular take on Lady Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
 (see news). Other eye-catching names featuring in this year’s competition are Chilean director Fernando Guzzoni, with Jesús [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (screened three years ago at the Europe-Latin American Co-Production Forum and backed by France, Germany and Greece); Ewan McGregor, the British actor now on the other side of the camera with an American big-screen adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral; Korean screenwriter and director Hong Sang-soo, with Yourself and Yours; and the USA’s Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, making his full-length debut with As You Are.

This edition will come to a close with the world premiere screening of The Odyssey [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, a film on the life of Jacques Cousteau, written and directed by Jérôme Salle (read more). The European premier of the latest film from Oliver Stone, Snowden [+see also:
trailer
interview: Oliver Stone
film profile
]
(based on the infamous NSA leaker), a brand new award for Latin American cinema, which this year will go to Gael García Bernal, and a retrospective of the work of Jacques Becker, including the screening of his entire filmography, provide a memorable culmination to this year’s programme - shaping up to be as hotly contested as it is exquisite.

Competition (newly-announced titles)

American PastoralEwan McGregor (US)
As You AreMiles Joris-Peyrafitte (US)
Yourself and Yours (Dangsinjasingwa Dangsinui Geot)Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)
Jesús [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Fernando Guzzoni (France/Chile/Germany/Greece)
The Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
Johannes Nyholm (Sweden/Denmark)
Lady Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
 – William Oldroyd (United Kingdom)
Nocturama [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bertrand Bonello
film profile
]
Bertrand Bonello (France/Germany/Belgium)
Orpheline [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Arnaud des Pallières (France)

Out of Competition

The Odyssey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Jérôme Salle (France/Belgium) (closing film)
Snowden [+see also:
trailer
interview: Oliver Stone
film profile
]
Oliver Stone (US/Germany)

(Translated from Spanish)

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