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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018 Competition / Out of Competition / Special Screenings

San Sebastián rounds off its Official Selection

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- The festival will be closed by the world-premiere of Bad Times at the El Royale, by US director Drew Goddard

San Sebastián rounds off its Official Selection
Bad Times at the El Royale by Drew Goddard

The world premiere of Bad Times at the El Royale will close the Official Selection of the 66th San Sebastián International Film Festival (21-29 September), out of competition. The film, which depicts the meeting of seven strangers at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past where everyone will have a last shot at redemption before everything goes to hell, is the second film by US director Drew Goddard, following his first feature, 2012 hit The Cabin in the Woods.

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The festival has also presented Klasikoa, a yearly rendezvous with a restored classic in collaboration with Lyon’s Lumière Festival. The project chosen to launch the initiative is emblematic Italian neorrealism title Bycicle Thieves (1948), by Vittorio De Sica, and it will be presented by Lumière Institute and Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux. Furthermore, one of the Donostia Awards at the festival will pay tribute to the career of legendary actress Judi Dench.

The announcement of the closing film of the festival rounds off the Official Selection of this year's edition, filled with big names and upcoming talents.

The complete list of films in the Official Selection:

Competition

An Unexpected Love – Juan Vera (Argentina) (opening film)
Alpha, the Right to Kill Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
Angelo
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Markus Schleinzer
film profile
]
Markus Schleinzer (Austria/Luxembourg)
Baby – Liu Jie (China)
Beautiful Boy – Felix Van Groeningen (USA)
Blind Spot [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tuva Novotny
film profile
]
Tuva Novotny (Norway)
The Innocent [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Simon Jaquemet
film profile
]
 – Simon Jaquemet (Switzerland/Germany)
The Realm [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel P…
film profile
]
 – Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)
Between Two Waters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Isaki Lacuesta
film profile
]
 – Isaki Lacuesta (Spain/Switzerland/Romania)
High Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Claire Denis
film profile
]
 – Claire Denis (France/USA/Germany/Poland/UK)
Illang: The Wolf Brigade Kim Jee-Woon (South Korea)
In Fabric [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Strickland
film profile
]
 –
Peter Strickland (UK)
A Faithful Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Louis Garrel
film profile
]
Louis Garrel (France)
The Black Book [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valeria Sarmiento
film profile
]
 –
Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal/France)
Quién te cantará [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carlos Vermut
film profile
]
 – Carlos Vermut (Spain/France)
Rojo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benjamín Naishtat
film profile
]
Benjamín Naishtat (Argentina/Germany/Netherlands/Brazil/France)
Vision [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Naomi Kawase (Japan/France)
Yuli [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]
 – Icíar Bollaín (Spain/Cuba/UK/Germany)

Out of Competition

Giants – Enrique Urbizu, Jorge Dorado (Spain) (TV series)
Bad Times at the El Royale - Drew Goddard (USA) (closing film)

Special Screenings

Dantza [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Telmo Esnal
film profile
]
 – Telmo Esnal (Spain)
Some Time After [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – José Luis Cuerda (Spain/Portugal)

Donostia Award Special Screenings

Red Joan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Trevor Nunn (UK)
Shoplifters - Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)

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