San Sebastian announces Zabaltegi-Tabakalera line-up

Festival will also honour Víctor Erice

by Amber Wilkinson

Remembering Every Night
Remembering Every Night Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
Víctor Erice
Víctor Erice Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian/Sefa Sungur
San Sebastian Film Festival has announced the line-up for its Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section. The 71st edition has also announced it will honour Spirit Of The Beehive director Víctor Erice with its lifetime achievement Donostia Award.

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will open with Remembering Every Night, directed by Yui Kiyohara. It will also include a screening of a posthumous short film from Jean-Luc Godard Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist: ‘Phony Wars'.)

Documentarian Ulises de la Orden's The Trial, which explores the trial against the military juntas of the Argentinian dictatorship in 1985, will close the section.

The section, which offers flexibility in terms of length and style will also feature world premieres by Ion de Sosa, Andrés Di Tella, Ashmita Guha Neogi, Kohei Igarashi and Rati Oneli and include 15 features, eight shorts and two medium length films.

Films which have made a name for themselves elsewhere include Cannes Camera d'Or winner Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell and Bas Devos' Here, which was named the best film in this year's Berlinale Encounters section.

Actress Ana Torrent - who was six years old when she starred in The Spirit Of The Beehive - will present Basque filmmaker Erice with his Donostia at a ceremony on September 29, preceded by a screening of his latest film Close Your Eyes. The accolade comes on the 50th anniversary of Erice winning the festival's Golden Shell for The Spirit Of The Beehive. The festival runs from September 22 to 30.

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