Alexander Payne to be San Sebastian president

Director joined on jury by Biscayart, de Rossy and Rourich

by Amber Wilkinson

Official Competition Jury: Alexander Payne, Bet Rourich, Agnes Johansen, Francesca Cima, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Rossy de Palma
Official Competition Jury: Alexander Payne, Bet Rourich, Agnes Johansen, Francesca Cima, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Rossy de Palma Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
Downsizing director Alexander Payne has been announced as the jury president for the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival.

The helmer of films including Sideways and Nebraska will be joined on the Official Competition jury by 42 Beats actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown star Rossy de Palma, alongside Adult Life Skills and Songbird cinemtographer Bet Rourich. Producers Francesca Cima (The Great Beauty) and Agnes Johansen (Jar City) will also take part, with a seventh juror still to be named.

In a refreshing change from many festivals, female talent also dominates the New Directors award jury, with Thelma producer Katrin Pors named president, alongside Refugiado director Diego Lerman, artist Imma Merino, scriptwriter Léa Mysius (Ismael's Ghosts) and Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley.

Producer Eugenia Mumenthaler (The Idea Of A Lake) will head the Horizontes jury, alongside Adriana Paz (The Motive) and editor and director Fernando Franco (Wounded, Morir).

The other jury announcements are below:

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera
Santos Zunzunegui (president)
Filipa Ramos

Irizar Basque Film Award Jury Karmelo Vivanco (president)
Amaia Revuelta
Olga Cruz

Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award Jury Enid "Pinky" Campos
Didar Domehri
Pablo Iraola

Nest Film Students Jury Virgil Vernier

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