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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017

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A flurry of new titles prepare to head to San Sebastián

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- Wim Wenders’ latest, Submergence, will open the 65th edition of the Basque gathering, which has just unveiled various films in its Official, Pearls and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections

A flurry of new titles prepare to head to San Sebastián
Submergence by Wim Wenders

The San Sebastián International Film Festival continues to drip-feed us the details of the programme for its upcoming 65th edition, which is set to unspool between 22 and 30 September. After revealing a handful of movies that will be competing in the Nuev@s Director@s section (see the news) and the Spanish films that will be present across the various different sidebars (see the news), this week it has announced that German director Wim Wenders will have the honour of firing the starting pistol for the event with Submergence, a co-production between his home country, Spain and France, starring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and Scottish thesp James McAvoy.

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Other features that will be vying for the Golden Shell in the Official Section include The Lion Sleeps Tonight, a co-production between France and Japan directed by Nobuhiro Suwa, starring living legend Jean-Pierre Léaud; the French title C’est la vie! [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by successful duo Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (Untouchable [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
); the Austrian-German production Mademoiselle Paradis by Barbara AlbertLove Me Not by Alexandros AvranasSoldiers. Story from Ferentari by Ivana MladenovicSollers Point by Matt PorterfieldThe Disaster Artist by James Franco; and Una especie de familia, helmed by Buenos Aires-born Diego Lerman and toplined by Madrilenian actress Bárbara Lennie.

In the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section we find The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
 by Ruben Östlund (Sweden), the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, which will be the first film to be screened, followed by titles such as Lover for a Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, a French production directed by Philippe Garrel, the Brazilian title In the Intense Now by Joao Moreira Salles and Russia’s Closeness by Kantemir Balagov.

Lastly, in Pearls, audiences will be able to enjoy a clutch of delights that will be duking it out for the City of Donostia/San Sebastián Audience Award, such as BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
 by Robin CampilloCall Me by Your Name [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Luca Guadagnino, Loveless [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Andrey Zvyagintsev and On Body and Soul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
film profile
]
 by Ildikó Enyedi, among other gems.

Here is the list of new titles screening at San Sebastián 2017:

Official Competition

Submergence – Wim Wenders (Germany/France/Spain) (opening film)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Nobuhiro Suwa (France/Japan)
C’est la vie! [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 –
 Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (France)
Mademoiselle Paradis – Barbara Albert (Austria/Germany)
Love Me Not – Alexandros Avranas (Greece/France)
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari – Ivana Mladenovic (Romania/Serbia/Belgium)
Sollers Point – Matt Porterfield (France/USA)
The Disaster Artist – James Franco (USA)
Una especie de familia – Diego Lerman (Argentina/Brazil/Poland/France)

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
 – Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/United States)
Lover for a Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Philippe Garrel (France)
In the Intense Now – Joao Moreira Salles (Brazil)
Closeness – Kantemir Balagov (Russia)

(Translated from Spanish)

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