Malkovich to get honor

Hopkins to share San Sebastian nod

MADRID — John Malkovich will receive a Donostia Prize at the 46th San Sebastian Film Festival, which takes place Sept.17-26.

The fest is also awarding a Donostia Prize to Anthony Hopkins.

Announcing Malkovich’s Donostia Prize, the top career achievement honor at San Sebastian, fest director Diego Galan also confirmed the inclusion of two English-language films, both by first-time directors, in the festival’s now complete official competition: “A Kind of Hush,” by British helmer Brian Stirner, and “Sweety Barrett,” directed by Ireland’s Stephen Bradley.

Produced by Roger Randall-Cutler (“The Commitments”), “A Kind of Hush” charts the aftermath of sex abuse on a group of boys.

“Sweety Barrett” is a drama about a circus performer who becomes an unlikely hero for an Irish town. It is produced by Ed Guiney; Handmade handles its international sales

A final addition to the fest’s 18-film Official Section is Brian de Palma’s latest thriller “Snake Eyes,” which plays out of competition.

This year’s official competition jury is made up of Italian actress Valeria Golino, Mexican actress Patricia Reyes Spindola, Spanish writer Manuel Rivas, Chilean-born documentary and feature filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento, U.S. artist and film director Julian Schnabel, veteran Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski and U.K. producer-director Jeremy Thomas.

(David Rooney in Venice contributed to this report .)

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