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All the details of the important Argentine presence in San Sebastián, which starts today

On its 70th anniversary, and with a strong Argentine presence, the San Sebastian Festival which will run until Saturday the 24th of this month. In this edition they will seek to reconcile industrial cinema with the usual cinephilia.

Argentina will have a large presence that covers almost all sections, starting with Alternateof Diego Lerman and with Juan MinujínY pornmelancholyof Manuel Abramovichwho will compete in the Official section for the gold shellthe maximum prize of the festival.

Diego Lerman and Juan Minijín, director and star of "El suplente".  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Diego Lerman and Juan Minijín, director and star of “El suplente”. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

For your part Sublimeopera prima of Mariano Biasin who participated in Generation 14 plus of the Berlin Festival, will compete in Latin Horizonsthe section that feeds on films produced in Latin America.

In Zabaltegi-Tabakalerathe section dedicated to the most experimental or risk cinema, the national productions will be presented Girlfriends on a country roadof santiago loza, Trenque Lauquenof Laura Citarella Y diariesof Andres Di Tella.

two standout moments

Argentina 1985, by Santiago Mitre, with Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani.

Argentina 1985, by Santiago Mitre, with Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani.

Two highlights of this edition will be the screenings of Argentina, 1985of Santiago Miter with Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani, the film about the Trial of the military Juntas.

And also one year one nightwhich addresses the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris, directed by the Spanish Isaki Lacuesta starring the Argentine Nahuel Perez Biscayart.

Nahuel Perez Biscayart in 2018 by winning at the Cesar Awards.  Photo: AFP.

Nahuel Perez Biscayart in 2018 by winning at the Cesar Awards. Photo: AFP.

The Argentine participation in San Sebastian is completed with Virgilof alfred oliveriwhich after A matter of family (2018) and The Legend of Don Julio: Heart & Bone (2019), returns to the section focused on productions related to gastronomy with a documentary about Virgil Martinezconsidered one of the best chefs in the world and owner of a restaurant in Lima, Peru.

70th edition

The French film director, François Ozon, upon his arrival at the San Sebastian Festival yesterday, Thursday.  Photo: EFE

The French film director, François Ozon, upon his arrival at the San Sebastian Festival yesterday, Thursday. Photo: EFE

The festival that takes place in this city in northeastern Spain, presents in its 70th. anniversary a truly overwhelming range of figures, who will arrive as guests from today to Donostia -such is the name of the city in Basque- and in many cases, to present films.

The list begins with the French Juliette Binoche and the canadian David Cronenbergwho will receive the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award and will accompany their respective films, Avec amour et acharnementin the case of the actress and crimes of the futureon the director’s side.

They are added Ricardo Darinwhich will be presented by Argentina, 1985 after going through the Venice competition, and Penelope Cruz that will arrive at the Basque festival with in the marginsthe opera prima of the Argentine actor Diego Botto.

For years, Latin American cinema has considered the Spanish festival the gateway to Europe and a window to the world. In this sense, the filmmakers of the region will have a prominent presence.

Finally, several Argentine directors will participate in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which will take place as part of the San Sebastian Festival.

They burn the same wayof Clarissa Navas, Milk condensedby Anahí Berneri; All the worldof Augustine San Martin, Scabof Emiliano Torres and Inspection on the ground”, of Mariano Luqueare the projects that aspire to the prize of 10,000 euros that are planned for the winning project.

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