2007 San Sebastian International Film Festival Selection

16 feature films will be vying for the prestigious Golden Shell Award at the upcoming 55th San Sebastian International Film Festival, to be held from September 20 through 29.

France will be represented at the event by the feature film The House by Manuel Poirier, as well as the Franco-Iranian co-production Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame by Hana Makhmalbaf. The latter film is also competing for the Altadis-New Directors Award.

Audiences will also have the chance to see Out of Competition screenings of the Franco-Spanish-Portuguese co-production The Inner Life of Martin Frost by Paul Auster (this year’s Jury President).

The festival’s parallel sections will feature Terror’s Advocate by Barbet Schroeder, Caramel by Nadine Labaki, Lady Chatterley by Pascale Ferran, Jellyfish by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel, and Young Yakusa by Jean-Pierre Limosin, among other titles presented.
Productions by new directors will be in the spotlight in the Zabaltegi Section, including Red Ants by Stephan Carpiaux and L'Homme qui marche by Aurélia Georges. Calle Santa Fe by Carmen Castillo will also be presented in a special screening.
The Horizontes Section will include the co-production El Bano del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) by Enrique Fernandez and Cesar Charlone.

And finally, the San Sebastian Festival will be presenting a retrospective dedicated to Philippe Garrel.

Article by  Grégory Fleuriet

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