Seville to screen Thomas’ favorites

U.K. producer to program festival sidebar

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Jeremy Thomas, producer of films by Bernardo Bertolucci (“The Last Emperor”), David Cronenberg (“Crash”) and Terry Gilliam (“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”), will program a 10-pic British retrospective, Jeremy Thomas’ Favorite Classics, at November’s 6th Seville European Film Festival.

Director Nicolas Roeg (“Performance,” “Don’t Look Now”) will be the subject of a retrospective and preside over Seville’s jury.

Roeg and Thomas are part of the British film industry’s large presence at Seville, one of Europe’s fast-emerging film meets, now in its second year under director Javier Martin Dominguez.

Seville’s main focus, beyond its Competition, will be “The New Brits,” an 11-film showcase illustrating latest trends from new U.K. filmmakers, Martin Dominguez announced at San Sebastian Monday.

Lineup includes Cannes Competition player “Fish Tank” from Andrea Arnold, Shane Meadows “Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee,” Paul King’s road movie “Bunny and the Bull,” with Spanish actress Veronica Echegui, Armando Iannucci’s well-reviewed political satire “In the Loop” and Locarno Golden Leopard winner “She a Chinese” from U.K.-based writer-director Xiaolu Guo.

Amanda Nevill, director of the British Film Institute, will receive an honorary award, while the U.K. Film Council will organize a co-production forum between British and Spanish producers.

Spanish helmer Fernando Trueba, whose “The Dancer and the Thief” world preemed Saturday at San Sebastian, will be the subject of a film cycle, featuring some of his lesser-known films.

Seville will also screen Maurizio Scaparro’s “L’ultimo Pulcinella,” from a screenplay by the hugely influential Spanish screenwriter Rafael Azcona, who died in 2008.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety