It’s a big week, you’ll have noticed, for fall film festival lineup announcements. We had a first round from Toronto yesterday, Venice’s Critics Week and Venice Days today, and tomorrow we’re likely to hear news from the Venice Film Festival itself. Meantime, the San Sebastian Film Festival, “the biggest movie event in the Spanish-speaking world,” as Variety‘s John Hopewell puts it, has just announced a batch of titles for the Official Selection of its 61st edition, running from September 20 through 28.
The focus of today’s round is on Spanish films and co-productions, and among the highlights will be Álex de la Iglesia’s Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, screening Out of Competition and featuring Carmen Maura, recipient of this year’s Donostia Award, “recognizing one of the most remarkable professional careers in the Spanish cinema of recent decades.” Watch an unsubtitled trailer here.
David Trueba’s Vivir es facil [Living Is Easy], about “an English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there, a 16 year old boy who has run away from home, and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something,” will compete alongside Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, which, as Hopewell notes, “was shot in Toronto from April 2012 before Villeneuve took on” Prisoners, which is premiering in Toronto. “Enemy stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who discovers his double, (Gyllenhaal again), lives close by.”
For Screen, Juan Sarda notes that “Blancanieves editor Fernando Franco makes his feature directorial debut with La herida (The Wound) about a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who tries to find happiness.”
See all of today’s titles, plus descriptions and more, right here.