Retro to spotlight non-fiction cinema

The 58th San Sebastian Film Festival will dedicate a retrospective to contemporary non-fiction cinema.

Called .doc — New Paths of Non-fiction, the tribute reflects “the growing importance of the documentary genre in the world movie scene in recent years,” the fest said Monday.

The extensive cycle will screen examples of non-fiction cinema such as “essay-cinema,” mockumentaries, contributions from video artists and moviemakers, and recent variations on cinema verite and music docus.

Highlights include Guy Maddin’s “My Winnipeg,” Lars von Trier and Jorgen Leth’s “The Five Obstructions,” Chris Marker and Yannick Bellon’s “Remembrance of Things to Come” and Werner Herzog’s sci-fi docu “The Wild Blue Yonder.”

Fest runs Sept. 17-25.

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