San Sebastian adds nine titles

Films to feature in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section

by Amber Wilkinson

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)
Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu) Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival

San Sebastian Film Festival has announced an additional nine films for its Zabaltegi-Tabakalera selection, taking the competition to 12 features and six shorts.

Bi Gan - whose debut Kaili Blues won a string of awards across the globe - will present his follow up Long Day's Journey Into Night, which tells the story of a man who returns to the town of his birth in search of a woman. Also joining the line-up is Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu), which will make its debut at Venice later this month. The film, which marks the debut by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng. tells the story of a fisherman who develops an unspoken connection with a wounded man he rescues from a forest.

Stop-motion animation The Wolf House (La Casa Lobo), by Cristobal León and Joaquín Cociña continues its festival journey, telling the tale of a young girl who takes refuge in a house in Southern Chile on escaping from a Germany colony, while Bergman – A Year in a Life, by Jane Magnusson, portrays one of the most important years in the career of the Swedish filmmaker. Rounding out the feature inclusions is Sophia Antipolis, by Virgil Vernier, which analyses a community in a strange territory between the Mediterranean, the forest and the mountain.

The short films added to the programme are De Natura (Dir: Lucile Hadzihalilovic), The Men Behind The Wall (Dir: Ines Moldavsky), Sobras Cosas Que Me Han Pasado (Dir: Jose Luis Torres Leiva), Song For The Jungle (Dir: Jean-Gabriel Periot),

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