19 films of Spanish production might be seen in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival
OFFICIAL SECTION - Competition
Icíar Bollaín (Madrid, 1967) will compete for the third time for the Golden Shell with Yuli, which tackles, with a script by Paul Laverty, the story of the black dancer who became the first figure of the Royal Ballet of London.
Isaki Lacuesta (Girona, 1975). This will also be his third time in the competition for the Golden Shell, he presents Entre dos aguas, starring by the two gypsy brothers who appeared in one of the director's first films, La leyenda del tiempo, when they were teenagers.
Carlos Vermut (Madrid, 1980) presents Quién te cantará, with the actresses Najwa Nimri, Eva Llorach, Carme Elías and Natalia de Molina to tell the story of a singer who loses her memory shortly before her return to the stage.
Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Madrid, 1981) in his second selection in the Official Section presents El Reino, his latest work, which is starring Antonio de la Torre, who plays a politician involved in a corruption plot.
The Festival will present in the Official Section, out of competition, the complete series of Gigantes, directed by Enrique Urbizu (Bilbao, 1962) and Jorge Dorado (Madrid, 1976).
We will also have in the official section, as special screenings: Dantza, the last work by Telmo Esnal (Zarautz, Gipuzkoa, 1966), where the passage of time is marked by the course of nature, with the dance as the chosen language to tell it; and the new film by José Luis Cuerda (Albacete, 1947), director, screenwriter and producer of Tiempo después, the sequel to one of his most famous films, Amanece, que no es poco.
Koldo Almandoz (San Sebastián, 1973) will show his second feature film Oreina (Deer); Elías León Siminiani (Santander, 1971) presents Apuntes para una película de atracos; Celia Rico Clavellino (Sevilla, 1982), with her debut feature Viaje al cuarto de una madre; and the Argentinian and Cuban co-production Para la guerra, which is Francisco Marise's first feature film (La Plata, Argentina, 1985).
To Trote, by Xacio Baño (Xove, Lugo, 1983) and the co-production Belmonte, by Federico Veiroj (Montevideo, 1976) that are already selected in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera programme, we can add the feature film Teatro de guerra, by Lola Arias (Buenos Aires, 1976) and two short films, 592 metroz goiti, by Maddi Barber (Pamplona, 1988), issued from Kimuak 2018, and Los que desean, by Elena López Riera (Orihuela, Alicante, 1982).
Three films will represent Spain in this section: Un día más con vida / Another Day of Life, by Raúl de la Fuente (Pamplona, Navarra, 1974) and Damián Nenow (Bydgoszcz, Polonia, 1984); El ángel, by Luis Ortega (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1980); and Petra, by Jaime Rosales (Barcelona, 1970).
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