Magazine article Screen International

Pablo Larrain-Produced Film among San Sebastian New Director Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Pablo Larrain-Produced Film among San Sebastian New Director Line-Up

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Thirteen first and second films revealed.

The San Sebastian Film Festival has revealed 13 of the first and second films by European, Asian and Latin American filmmakers set to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award.

Among the films are Chilean film Princess, produced by Juan de Dios, Pablo Larraín and Fernanda del Nido, and the first film by Marine Francen, former assistant to Michael Haneke and Olivier Assayas, starring Pauline Burlet (The Past) and Géraldine Pailhas (Young & Beautiful).

Princess is the second feature film by Marialy Rivas. The Chilean director debuted with Young & Wild (Joven & Alocada) selected for Films in Progress 20 at the San Sebastian Festival (2011) and a competitor in Horizontes Latinos after winning the World Cinema Screenwriting Award at Sundance in 2012.

The film, which was selected by Films in Progress 28, narrates the experience of a 12-year-old girl living in a sect.

The Sower (Le Semeur), the first film by Marine Francen, former assistant to Michael Haneke and Olivier Assayas, charts the story of a town brutally deprived of men.

Among the cast in the film are the Belgian actress Pauline Burlet (most promising actress Magritte in 2014 for The Past), Géraldine Pailhas (best supporting actress César nominée for Young & Beautiful) and Alban Lenoir (nominated for a most promising actor Lumière in 2016 for Un Français).

After his first film, Jimmy Rivière (Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Angers, 2011), the French actor and filmmaker Teddy Lussi-Modeste follows up with The Price of Success (Le Prix Du Succès) about an up-and-coming comedian whose success brings him into confrontation with his brother.

In Pailalim / Underground, the first film by Daniel Palacio, produced by Philippine director Brillante Mendoza, the star is a homeless man who lives in a cemetery and has no money to pay for the medical treatment required by his daughter, who is seriously ill.

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