Richard Eyre's "The Other Man" and Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom" will open and close the 56th San Sebastian Festival.
San Sebastian Film Festival
Carlos Serrano Azcona's "El Arbol" and Santiago Loza's "Artico" feature in San Sebastian's Films in Progress, one of the Spanish confab's key industry showcases.
Paul Thomas Anderson's searing portrait of overweening ambition, "There Will Be Blood," has won the Fipresci (the Intl. Federation of Film Critics) Grand Prix for film of the year.
Debut features by prominent short filmmakers -- Palestinian Najwa Najjar's "Pomegranates and Myrrh" and Moroccan Mohamed Chrif Tribak's "Le temps des camarades" -- are included in the San Sebastian…
Laurent Cantet's Palme d'Or winner "The Class," Joel and Ethan Coen's Venice opener "Burn After Reading" plus Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" figure in a litany of fest standouts or prize-winners…
Spanish festival San Sebastian rounded out its Zabaltegi New Directors section on Friday, leaning heavily on pics plying various forms of social realism.
Heddy Honigmann's "El Olvido," Christian Poveda's "La Vida loca" and Enrique Rivero's "Parque Via" will screen at San Sebastian's Horizontes Latinos panorama of contempo Latin America movie-making.
Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. will present the action comedy "Tropic Thunder" at the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival, which runs Sept. 18-28.
Three tough takes on social marginalization from young Spanish helmers will compete for the Zabaltegi-New Directors prize at September's San Sebastian Festival.
Academy Award-winning U.S. film-maker Jonathan Demme will chair the competition jury at September's San Sebastian Festival.