The American actress Glenn Close, who was to preside over the jury of the 70th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival (September 16-24), had to cancel their participation in the pageant due to a “family emergency”the organizers announced on Tuesday.
“Actress Glenn Close had to cancel her visit to the San Sebastian Festival at the last minute due to a family emergency“, announced this Tuesday the organization of the sample that is celebrated in this coastal city of the Basque Country (northern Spain).
The letter contains a message from the 75-year-old actress herself, apologizing to the organizers, filmmakers and the public for her sudden absence.
“I deeply regret not being able to participate in the Festival, as there has been a family emergency for which I must stay homeClose assured.
Instead, the Argentine producer Matias Mosteirin will hold the presidency of the jury.
The interpreter of Fatal Attraction Y Dangerous Liaisons, who, along with Peter O’Toole, holds the record for Oscar nominations without a prize, was one of the most eagerly-awaited stars in the Spanish city for its contest.
Those who will be at this edition of the festival -the last of the year in the series of major film festivals in Europe, after Cannes, Berlin and Venice- will be the French actress Juliette Binoche and Canadian director David Cronenbergdistinguished with the two honorary Donostia awards of this edition.
The presence of the Spanish actress is also expected Penelope Cruz, the Argentine Ricardo Darín, the Northern Irishman Liam Neeson, or the German Hannah Schygulla.
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Reference from www.milenio.com