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Zabaltegi-Tabakalera titles announced

by Amber Wilkinson

The Souvenir: Part II
The Souvenir: Part II Photo: Courtesy of Director's Fortnight
A total of 18 titles will compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award of this year's San Sebastian Festival’s all-encompassing competitive section, where any kind of style or length goes. This year 13 features, one medium-length film and four shorts will compete, including works by Joanna Hogg, Radu Jude and Gaspar Noé.

Several of the films selected come from festivals including Venice, Cannes and Berlin – including the Golden Bears for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film at the Berlinale. There are also works by filmmakers with connections to San Sebastian –Jean Gabriel Périot, Kiro Russo, Laura Wandel – for their participation in sections such as Nest and programmes like Ikusmira Berriak.

Among those that had a bow at Cannes, is Hogg's The Souvenir: Part II, Gaspar Noé's Vortex and Laura Wandel's Playground, which took home a FIPRESCI prize in the Un Certain Regard section. Other films from the French festival include Kira Kovalenko's Un Certain Regard winner Unclenching The Fists, Noémie Merlant's Mi Iubita, Mon Amour and Kirill Serebrennikov's Petrov's Flu.

Other big-hitters, include Radu Jude, who brings his Berlin Golden Bear winner Bad Luck Banging Or Looney Porn. The full list of titles is below:

  • Bad Luck Banging Or Looney Porn, Dir: Radu Jude, Romania
  • 107 Mothers, Dir: Peter Kerekes, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
  • El Gran Movimiento, Dir: Kiro Russo, Bolivia
  • They Carry Death, Dir: Helen Girón, Samuel L Delgado, Spain, Colombia
  • Haruhara-San's Recorder, Dir: Kyoshi Sugita, Japan
  • Heltzear, Dir: Mikel Gurrea, Spain
  • The Crossing, Dir: Florence Mialhe, France
  • The Cormorant, Dir: Lubna Playoust, France, Italy
  • My Friends And The Fire, Dir: Laura Rius Aran, Spain
  • Mi Iubita, Mon Amour, Noémie Merlant, France
  • My Uncle Tudor, Dir: Olga Lucovnicova, Republic of Moldova
  • Petrov's Flu, Dir: Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia
  • Unclenching The Fists, Dir: Kira Kovalenko, Russia
  • Returning To Reims (Fragments), Dir Jean-Gabriel Périot, France
  • The Souvenir, Dir: Joanna Hogg, UK
  • Playground, Dir: Laura Wandel, Belgium
  • Vortex, Dir: Gaspar Noé, France, Argentina
  • Day Is Done, Dir: Zhang Dalei, China

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