Magazine article Screen International

Seventeen 'New Directors' to Compete in San Sebastian

Magazine article Screen International

Seventeen 'New Directors' to Compete in San Sebastian

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Selections include Shell from UK's Scott Graham and The Caretaker's Tale by Katrina Wiedeman from Denmark.

For the first time, the traditional debutant filmmakers section does not belong to Zabaltegui and has an independent status marking the 60th anniversary of the San Sebastián Film Festival. Directors from Spain, Denmark, Holland France, Lebanon, Germany, UK, Romania, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, China Iran and Israel will vie for the Kutxa-New Directors award, with [euro]90.000 to be split by the filmmaker and Spanish distributor, the same amount that was given in the previous years.

Until now, the New Directors section had belonged to the Zabaltegui programme and was non competitive. High profile names as Danny Boyle, Tasi Ming Liang or Isabel Coixet were discovered in San Sebastián.

The selections this year include Shell, by Scotland's Scott Graham (a 2011 Screen Star of Tomorrow), about the relationship between a father and a son in the Scottish Highlands. Danish The Caretaker's Tale, by Katrina Wiedeman, is an insight on man's sexuality telling a brutal story of love. A co-production by Germany and Switzerland, Summer Outside, sees the conflict between a marriage through a teenager eyes.

Jean Cristophe Dessaint's Day of The Crow, from France and Belgium, is an animated feature with the voices of Jean Reno and Claude Chabrol about a boy who has grown in the forest and discovers civilization. Silent City, from the Netherlands, Belgium and Louxembourg, by Threes Anna portrays a young european woman living in Tokyo. …

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