San Sebastian announces titles

Plans going ahead for physical edition of the festival

by Amber Wilkinson

Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, which comes complete with the Cannes label
Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, which comes complete with the Cannes label Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
San Sebastian Film Festival has today announced a preview of its official selection, as it pushes ahead with plans to host a physical event from September 18 to 26.

Five of the titles announced for the competition have the Cannes label - established this year after the French festival was shelved due to Covid-19. They are Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, Summer Of 85, directed by François Ozon, Déa Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning, Naomi Kawase’s True Mothers, and In The Dusk, directed by Sharunas Bartas. Takuma Sato's Any Crybabies Around will also have its world premiere at the festival.

In response to the pandemic, the festival's current plans include a reduction in physical screenings of 30 per cent. The scheduled retrospective of Korean films from the 50s and 60s (Flowers in hell: the golden age of Korean cinema) has been pushed back to next year and the festival has cancelled the Klasikoak section.

Films from its core sections - Official Selection, New Directors, Horizontes Latinos, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, Perlak, Nest, Culinary Zinema, Made in Spain, Zinemira and Movies for Kids - are all planned to screen on site. The Co-Production Forum, Zinemaldia & Technology, the round tables and masterclasses will run online, while there will be a mix of online and in situ formats used for the new work in progress Latam and Europa sections, and for Ikusmira Berriak.

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