Gijon to honor helmer Assayas

Spanish fest announces films, jurors, sidebars

Spain’s Gijon Intl. Film Festival, the country’s top event for edgier indie fare, will honor French director Olivier Assayas (“Demonlover,” “Late August, Early September”) during its 41st edition, which runs Nov. 20 to 28.

Other sidebars beyond the complete Assayas tribute are an overview of recent U.S. docus, New Regards on American Documentary, and a competitive kids and adolescent section, Enfants Terribles, which will screen “The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear” and “Wallah Be.”

Pics screening in the Official Section competish include “Blind Shaft,” “Distant Lights,” and “Noi albinoi.”

Taiwanese Academy Award-winning production designer Tim Yip (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) will preside over the jury.

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