Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian: 'I, Daniel Blake', 'Fire at Sea' in Pearls Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian: 'I, Daniel Blake', 'Fire at Sea' in Pearls Line-Up

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The Pearls strand of the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has been unveiled and comprises some of the top titles shown at festivals this year.

Top of the pile is I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach's social realist drama that won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and the audience award at Locarno last weekend.

The line-up also includes Fire at Sea, Gianfranco Rosi's documentary about the refugee crisis that won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Other titles include Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade's Germany comedy that won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, where it also topped Screen's jury grid of critics.

Animations include Claude Barras' My Life as a Courgette, chosen as Switzerland's submission for the Oscars, and Michael Dudok de Wit's The Red Turtle, which won the Un Certain Regard special prize at Cannes and marks the first co-production between Europe and iconic Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. …

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