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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016

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Baltasar Kormákur and Emmanuelle Bercot will also vie for the Golden Shell

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- The Icelandic and French filmmakers, both of whom are also actors, will compete in the official section with their latest efforts, The Oath and 150 Milligrams

Baltasar Kormákur and Emmanuelle Bercot will also vie for the Golden Shell
150 Milligrams by Emmanuelle Bercot

The San Sebastián Film Festival is putting the finishing touches to its programme, just under a month before it fires the starting pistol for its 64th edition. The French movie 150 Milligrams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 will have the honour of opening the gathering (in competition): directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and starring Sidse Babett Knudsen and Benoit Magimel, it condemns the atrocities of the pharmaceutical industry along with government complicity in this murky world (read more). One director who is well-acquainted with this section (having already taken part in it in 2001 with The Sea [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) is Iceland’s multi-faceted Baltasar Kormákur: his latest film, The Oath [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, which he directed, wrote and stars in, will be in the running for the Golden Shell, locking horns with Bertrand Bonello (read the news) and Alberto Rodríguez (read more), among other directors, after its screening at Toronto (read the news).

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San Sebastián 2016’s most important and high-profile section will be rounded off by two feature debuts: Playground [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bartosz M. Kowalski
film profile
]
 (Poland) by Bartosz M Kowalski and El Invierno [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (a co-production between Argentina and France, which won the latest Films in Progress in Toulouse – read more) by Emiliano Torres. They are joined by Sang-Il Lee with Ikari (Japan) and I Am Not Madame Bovary (China) by Xiaogang Feng. Meanwhile, out of competition, audiences will be able to see the latest production by Nacho VigalondoColossal [+see also:
film review
film focus
interview: Nacho Vigalondo
film profile
]
, starring Anne Hathaway, and the special screenings will include the living will of Bigas LunaBigas x Bigas [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and the Japanese animated title Your Name by Makoto Shinkai.

New Directors, which is always chock-full of surprises (read the news), has added the psychological drama Pretenders [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, a production between Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia directed by first-timer Vallo Toomla, and Waldstille [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Martijn Maria Smits
film profile
]
 (Netherlands), the second feature by Martijn Maria Smits, following C´est déjà l´été [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, to its ranks.

In addition, the event has announced that it will give this year’s second Donostia Award (the first will go to Sigourney Weaver, who stars in the Spanish film A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
by Juan Antonio Bayona – read more) to Texan actor-writer-director Ethan Hawke, who was unable to attend last year to present the Alejandro Amenábar movie Regression [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Alejandro Amenábar
film profile
]
, which opened the last edition.

Official Section - Competition

New additions:

150 Milligrams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Emmanuelle Bercot (France) (opening film)
The Oath [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Baltasar Kormákur (Iceland)
El Invierno [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Emiliano Torres (Argentina/France)
Ikari – Sang-Il Lee (Japan)
Playground [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bartosz M. Kowalski
film profile
]
– Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)
I Am Not Madame Bovary – Xiaogang Feng (China)

Previously announced titles:

American Pastoral – Ewan McGregor (USA)
As You Are – Miles Joris-Peyrafitte (USA)
Yourself and Yours (Dangsinjasingwa Dangsinui Geot) – Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)
Smoke & Mirrors [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
Alberto Rodríguez (Spain)
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
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
 – William Oldroyd (UK)
La reconquista [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
 - Jonás Trueba (Spain)
Nocturama [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bertrand Bonello
film profile
]
 – Bertrand Bonello (France/Germany/Belgium)
Orphan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Arnaud des Pallières (France)
Que dios nos perdone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain)

Official Section - Out of Competition/Special Screenings

New additions:

Colossal [+see also:
film review
film focus
interview: Nacho Vigalondo
film profile
]
 - Nacho Vigalondo (Spain/Canada)
Bigas x Bigas [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Bigas LunaSantiago Garrido Rúa (Spain)
Your Name - Makoto Shinkai (Japan)

Previously announced titles:

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 (United States/Germany)
A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
 - JA Bayona (Spain)
Manda huevos [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Diego Galán (Spain)
Vivir y otras ficciones [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Jo Sol (Spain)

New Directors

New additions:

Pretenders [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Vallo Toomla (Estonia/Lithuania/Latvia)
Waldstille [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Martijn Maria Smits
film profile
]
 – Martijn Maria Smits (Netherlands)

Previously announced titles:

Anishoara [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu (Germany/Moldova)
Le Ciel flamand [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Monsaert
film profile
]
 - Peter Monsaert (Belgium)
A Taste of Ink - Morgan Simon (France)
Fin de semana - Moroco Colman (Argentina)
Something in Blue - Yunbo Li (China)
In between [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Maysaloun Hamoud (Israel/France)
Summer Lights [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Jean-Gabriel Périot (France)
María (y los demás) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nely Reguera
film profile
]
 - Nely Reguera (Spain)
Park [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sofia Exarchou
film profile
]
 - Sofia Exarchou (Greece)
Pinamar - Federico Godfrid (Argentina)
Porto [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gabe Klinger
film profile
]
 - Gabe Klinger (Portugal/France/USA)
Prowl [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Alexandra Balteanu (Germany)
Our Love Story - Hyun-Ju Lee (South Korea)
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Life - Yu Liu (China)

(Translated from Spanish)

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