The 69th San Sebastian Festival in September Announced the First Nine Candidates of the Palme d’Or Competition Laurent Cantet (“The Class”) and English artist Terence Davies (“Sunset Song”) but packed by six female directors.
Two have at least sparked predictions: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, a French genre artist supported as the Palme d’Or winner “Titane” by Wild Bunch; and “As in Heaven,” the first feature of Denmark’s Tea Lindeburg’s, are generating good word of mouth.
The competition features two other firsts, a sign, like last week’s Cannes, of a new generation of filmmakers breaking through to the best of festival attention quickly.
San Sebastian’s National Competition titles, which traditionally include some of the strongest Spanish titles of the year, are announced at the end of July.
More details to come.
The first year of 2021 San Sebastian Film Festival Contest title
“Arthur Rambo.” (Laurent Cantet, France)
“Benediction,” (Terence Davies, UK)
“Camila Came Tonight,” (Inés Barrionuevo, Argentina)
“Blue Moon” (Alina Grigore, Romania)
“The Dream of Fever” (Claudia Llosa, USA, Chile, Spain)
“Like in Heaven,” (Tea Lindeburg, Denmark)
“Earwig,” (Lucile Hadzihalilovic (United Kingdom, France, Belgium)
“Fire on the Plain,” (Zhang Ji, China)
“I want to talk about Duras,” (Claire Simon, France)
https://variety.com/2021/film/festivals/san-sebastian-competition-cantet-davies-hadzihalilovic-llosa-simon-1235022710/ | San Sebastian Choose Cantet, Davies, Hadzihalilovic, Llosa, Simon