Blackbird will open San Sebastian Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
The UK/US co-production is a remake of Bille August's Silent Heart (Stilled Hjerte), which saw Paprika Steen pick up the ,ahref="https://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/news/2014-09-28-magical-girl-triumphs-in-san-sebastian-news-story-by-amber-wilkinson">Silver Shell for Best Actress at the festival in 2014. The film's original screenwriter Christian Torpe has also penned the English-language version of the film that tells the story of a family gathering to say their last farewells to a terminally ill woman (Sarandon). Winslet and Wasikowska play her daughters, who find family secrets make saying goodbye even more difficult.
The festival runs until September 28.