This year the 54th San Sebastián International Film Festival will take place between 21st – 30th September. There will be a total of 16 films in the official section competing for the coveted Concha de Oro award.
John Boorman, Bahman Ghobadi, Carlos Sorin, Tom DiCillo, Agnieszka Holland, Marion Hansel, Nick Broomfield and Hirozaku Kore-eda are just some of the directors who will be competing for the top prize. Last year’s winner was a Cezch film called ‘Algo parecido a la felicidad’ directed by the Czech Bohdan Sláma.
The Official Section will finish with 2 films that are not competing: a comedy called ‘The Boss Of It All’ – a co-production between Denmark, Sweden and France by Lars von Trier, and a film by Joaquín Jordá, ‘Más allá del espejo’.
Other sections in the festival include Zabaltegi-New Directors, an Emmigrants retrospective including 30 films both contemporary and classic related to this theme, and a retrospective section dedicated to the French film director Barbet Schroeder.
The film festival takes place every year at the end of September in San Sebastian. Screenings for the official section take place in the Kursaal. For more information on films and how to book go to www.sansebastianfestival.com/2006