Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian's Zabaltegi Competition Includes Tavernier, Davies, Jarmusch

Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian's Zabaltegi Competition Includes Tavernier, Davies, Jarmusch

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Bertrand Tavernier's documentary A Journey Through French Cinema, seen at Cannes Classics, will be the opening film of the Zabaltegui-Tabakalera section of the festival, which includes diverse titles that have premiered at other festivals. San Sebastian notes that the section is "open to the most varied and surprising movies of the year."

The French director has been a San Sebastian regular since 1982, when Coup de Torchon was screened in the Official Selection, and he later was honoured with a retrospective of his films. Two of his titles - It All Starts Today (1999) and Holy Lola (2005) - have landed the audience award. Tavernier was also at the Spanish festival in 2013 where Quai D'Orsay won the best screenplay award.

It's the first time that the Zabaltegui-Tabakalera section is competitive, with a prize of $22,200 (euro20,000) for the winning film. …

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