You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bertolucci, Reed pic at San Sebastian Fest

American retro to focus on 'TV generation' helmers

ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30.

Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the giant screen in the town’s 3,000-seat Velodrome stadium of the director’s 1976 historical epic, “1900” (Novecento). The fest will screen Bertolucci’s entire output of films plus documentaries on his work.

The complete Reed retrospective aims to draw attention not only to the director’s celebrated films such as “The Third Man,” “Odd Man Out” and “The Fallen Idol,” but also to his lesser-known works, which, according to film historians, have long been ignored and misunderstood.

TV generation

The fest’s third retro will focus on the group of filmmakers who pumped new blood into American cinema in the ’50s and ’60s and who were labeled the TV generation due to the small-screen origins of their careers.

Directors whose work — both for film and television — will be showcased include Arthur Penn, John Frankenheimer, Sidney Lumet, Martin Ritt, Delbert Mann, Robert Mulligan, Fielder Cook, Franklin J. Schaffner, Stuart Rosenberg, Ralph Nelson and George Roy Hill.

The American retro continues San Sebastian’s efforts to introduce young audiences to key figures and movements in Hollywood history that often tend to be overlooked. The fest’s increasingly popular U.S. retrospectives in recent years have focused, among others, on John M. Stahl, Tod Browning, James Whale, Mitchell Leisen and Gregory La Cava.

More Film

  • Between Two Waters

    San Sebastian: Filmax Swoops on Competition Title ‘Between Two Waters’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

  • CARY FUKUNAGA Beasts of No Nation

    Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

  • 'Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable'

    Film Review: 'Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable'

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

  • Danny Boyle

    Film News Roundup: Danny Boyle's Comedy Moved Forward

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

  • Los Angeles Film Festival Tries Awards

    LA Film Festival Looks for Reinvention With Fall Berth

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

  • Kesha

    Kesha Releases Song 'Here Comes the Change' for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Movie

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

  • The Last Suit

    Film Review: 'The Last Suit'

    ROME — Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, late British craftsman Carol Reed and the so-called TV generation of U.S. directors of the 1950s and ’60s will be the subject of retrospectives at the 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30. Centerpiece of the Bertolucci program will be a special showing on the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content