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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2020 Out of Competition

Fernando Trueba to bring the San Sebastián Film Festival to a close

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- The Spaniard’s Colombian production Forgotten We’ll Be has been added to the Official Section, the jury for which will be chaired by Luca Guadagnino

Fernando Trueba to bring the San Sebastián Film Festival to a close
Forgotten We'll Be by Fernando Trueba

We now know a few details about the journey awaiting the hotly anticipated new film by Fernando Trueba after its selection by the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Forgotten We’ll Be, the 100% Colombian production by the seasoned Madrilenian director, will have the honour of closing the Official Section of the 68th San Sebastián Film Festival, which is set to unspool from 18-26 September, although it will do so out of competition.

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The film, starring Javier Cámara, is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Héctor Abad Faciolince, telling the story of his father, a doctor and human rights activist in the polarised and violent Medellín of the 1970s. The director’s brother, David Trueba, penned the screenplay based on the bestseller, which has sold more than 300,000 copies the world over. Colombia has already announced that the movie will represent the country in the Best Latin American Film category at the next edition of Spain’s Goya Awards.

In addition, the gathering will also play host to a Movistar+ Gala screening of the internationally produced series Dime quién soy, based on the book of the same name by Julia Navarro, directed by Eduard Cortés and starring Irene Escolar.

The festival has also announced the members of the jury that will decide on the winners of the awards in the Official Competition Section. Italy’s Luca Guadagnino (who will also be attending to present his series We Are Who We Are at the festival – see the news) will have the honour of chairing the jury, which also comprises Spanish producer Marisa Fernández Armenteros, Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco and Swedish costume designer Lena Mossum.

The event has therefore officially begun the countdown to its upcoming edition, which this year will be marked, of course, by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, extra measures are being taken, such as a reduction in the capacity of the venues, fewer screenings and films in general, the withdrawal of certain venues, the cancellation of social events such as parties and cocktail receptions, the use of online purchasing and ticket numbering, and red-carpet events that will take place without the presence of members of the public.

Here is the list of films:

Competition

Akelarre [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pablo Agüero
film profile
]
Pablo Agüero (Argentina/Spain/France)
Any Crybabies Around?Takuma Sato (Japan)
Another Round [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)
Beginning [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili
film profile
]
Dea Kulumbegashvili (France/Georgia)
Courtroom 3H [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antonio Méndez Esparza
film profile
]
 – Antonio Méndez Esparza (USA/Spain)
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan [+see also:
film review
interview: Julien Temple
film profile
]
Julien Temple (UK)
Summer of 85 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
François Ozon (France)
In the Dusk [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sharunas Bartas
film profile
]
Sharunas Bartas (Lithuania/France/Czech Republic/Serbia/Portugal/Latvia)
We Will Never Die - Eduardo Crespo (Argentina)
Simple Passion [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Danielle Arbid
film profile
]
- Danielle Arbid (France/Belgium)
Supernova [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Harry Macqueen
film profile
]
Harry Macqueen (UK)
True MothersNaomi Kawase (Japan)
WuhaiZhou Ziyang (China)

Out of Competition

Rifkin’s Festival [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Woody Allen (USA/Spain/Italy) (opening film)
Antidisturbios – Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain) (series)
Forgotten We’ll BeFernando Trueba (Colombia) (closing film)

Special Screenings

Patria – Aitor Gabilondo (Spain) (series)
The Great FelloveMatt Dillon (Mexico/Cuba/USA)
We Are Who We AreLuca Guadagnino (Italy/USA) (series)

Donostia Award Screening

Falling [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Viggo Mortensen (Canada/UK/USA/Denmark)

RTVE Screenings

My Heart Goes Boom! [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nacho Álvarez
film profile
]
Nacho Álvarez (Spain/Italy)
Inés del alma míaAlejandro Bazzano, Nicolás Acuña (Spain/Chile) (series)
The People Upstairs [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cesc Gay
film profile
]
Cesc Gay (Spain)

Movistar+ Gala

Dime quién soy - Eduard Cortés (Spain) (series)

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(Translated from Spanish)

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