Alice Winocour and Guillaume Nicloux will be carrying the French banner at this year's San Sebastián International Film Festival, which will take place from September 20 through 28, with the presentation of their films Thalasso and Proxima in the Official Competition.
Founded in 1953, the San Sebastián International Film Festival, a Category A festival, is Spain's largest and most important film festival. Around twenty feature films compete each year in the Official Competition for the Golden Shell Award.
In the past twenty years France has won this prestigious award three times, for What's Life? by François Dupeyron in 1999, My Son by Martial Fougeron in 2006, and In the House by François Ozon in 2012. Last year, Louis Garrel picked up the Best Screenplay award in the Official Competition for A Faithful Man.
This year, France is represented in the Official Competition by two features: Proxima by Alice Winocour and Thalasso by Guillaume Nicloux.
In the festival's many other sections, we can also note the selection of four films that were showcased at Cannes this year, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Les Misérables, Alice and the Mayor, and The Specials in the Perlak section, as well as Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story and Zombi Child in the Tabalakera section. In addition, Costa Gavras and Olivier Assayas will be offered special screenings of their films Adults in the Room and Cuban Network. Costa Gavras will also be presented with one of the festival's three Donostia Awards for career achievement (along with Donald Sutherland and Penélope Cruz).
The following members of the French artistic delegation have already been announced (to be confirmed): Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano, Reda Kateb, Nicolas Pariser, Alice Winocour, Eva Green, Anaïs Demoustier, Olivier Assayas, Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Costa Gavras, Damien Manivel, Anthony Marciano, Max Boublil, Alice Isaaz, and Jean-Gabriel Périot.
French films at the 67th San Sebastián Film Festival
Zabaltegi - Tabakalera