Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian Adds to Lineup

Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian Adds to Lineup

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Susanne Bier's A Second Chance [pictured] and Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, produced by and starring Antonio Banderas, among films added to 2014 edition.

San Sebastian has almost completed its official selection for this year's festival.

Today [Aug 13], the festival added new films from Susanne Bier, Anahí Berneri, Maxime Giroux and Cédric Kahn, as well as Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, a $50m Spanish film produced by and starring Antonio Banderas.

Bier's A Second Chance was written by Anders Thomas Jensen, with whom Bier won the Oscar for In a Better World. Festival director José Luis Rebordinos has praised it as "a very strong and powerful story that will shock audiences".

Automata is an ambitious sci-fi thriller about a future in which artificial intelligence has taken over humans. A co-production with Bulgaria, it also stars Brigitte Hjort Sorensen, Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott.

South America will again have an important role in the festival. …

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