Claire Denis to head San Sebastian Jury

Hayao Miyazaki will receive Donostia Award

by Amber Wilkinson

Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Donostia Award
Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Donostia Award Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
French filmmaker Claire Denis will chair San Sebastian Film Festival's official during this year.

The 35 Shots Of Rum director will be joined by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (The Lady In The Portrait), Colombian filmmaker and producer Cristina Gallego (Birds Of Passage), French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, Hungarian producer Robert Lantos (Eastern Promises), Spanish star Vicky Luengo (Cork) and German director Christian Petzold, whose Afire is screening in the festival's Pearls section.

The festival has also announced that Hayao Miyazaki, whose The Boy And The Heron is this year's opening film, will receive a Donostia Award for lifetie achievement in a virtual ceremony.

Among the other filmmakers in attendance will be Maite Alberdi, JA Bayona, Robin Campillo, Isabel Coixet, Víctor Erice, Michel Franco, Matteo Garrone, Craig Gillespie, Jonathan Glazer, Kitty Green, Todd Haynes, Tran Anh Hung, Ladj Ly, James Marsh, Cristi Puiu, Valeria Sarmiento and Justine Triet.

The festival runs from September 22 to 30.

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