Brit Stephen Frears will receive the International Honorary Award at the opening gala, where “Tamara Drewe” gets its Spanish preem. Fest also screens Frears’ 1984 “The Hit,” a Spain-U.K. co-prod partially shot in Seville.
The European Film Academy will announce this year’s noms in Seville on Nov. 6.
Primatologist Jane Goodall will visit SEFF to support “Jane’s Journey.”
SEFF honors Spanish helmer Vicente Aranda, whose 2003 “Carmen” stars Seville-born Paz Vega. Aranda also closes the course with “Global Carmen: A Universal Myth in Permanent Mutation.” His photos illustrated Juan Goytisolo’s “Campos de Nijar.”
Seville fetes Nouvelle Vague cult movie “Breathless,” released 50 years ago, and premieres Emmanuel Laurent doc “Two in the Wave,” about the stormy relationship between Godard and pal Francois Truffaut.
Shot in Seville, docu “Flamenco, Flamenco,” from helmer Carlos Saura and d.p. Vittorio Storaro, makes its European premiere Nov. 11 at a special gala.