San Sebastian adds to Pearls

Kore-eda, Eggers and Soderberg among 10 titles added to line-up

by Amber Wilkinson

Meryl Streep in Steven Soderberg's The Laundromat
Meryl Streep in Steven Soderberg's The Laundromat Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
San Sebastian Film Festival has announced an further 10 titles for its Pearls section. The additional films include the latest works by Casey Affleck, Robert Eggers, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Pablo Larraín, Céline Sciamma, Makoto Shinkai and Steven Soderbergh.

The festival has also announced that the section will close with Michael Angelo Covino's The Climb.

Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth (La Vérité), starring Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche as a mother and daughter locked in a process of score-settlling, will arrive fresh from opening Venice Film Festival along with Soderbergh's Meryl Streep-starrer The Laundromat, which focuses on the Panama Papers and co-stars Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas.

Also coming directly from the Venice competition, Chilean director Larraín returns to the festival with Ema about a couple faces the consequences of a failed adoption, and Ciro Guerra's JM Coetzee adapatation Waiting For the Barbarians, starring Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson.

Additional titles from Cannes include Sciamma's Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu), and Eggers' The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, and Nicolas Pariser's Alice And The Mayor (Alice Et La Maire), with Fabrice Luchini,

Also added are Affleck's Light Of My Life, about the journey of a father and his daughter in a world from which women have virtually disappeared and Weathering With You (Tenki No Ko), an animation directed by Makoto Shinkai.

All the titles, except for the closing gala The Climb, will compete for the San Sebastian Audience Award, which includes two prizes: one for best film (50,000 euros) and the other for best European film (20,000 euros).

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