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Glenn Close will not preside over the San Sebastian Festival and is replaced by an Argentine

A family problem will prevent Glenn Close from participating in the San Sebastian Film Festival this year. The actress made the decision to step down as president of the jury in this edition for a “family emergency”and so he reported it.

In his place, presiding over the jury for the 70th edition, will be the Argentine producer Matias Mosteirin, who will be the president of the Official Jury of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The emblematic cinematographic exhibition will be held between September 16 and 24 in the city in the north of Spain.

Mosteirín is the director of K&S Films, and has to his credit many of the Argentine film productions of recent decades, such as bolivia, by Adrian Caetano crane worldby Pablo Trapero, The swampby Lucrezia Martel wild talesby Damian Szifron The rangeby Santiago Mitre, and The Angelby Luis Ortega, among others.

Glenn Close He left San Sebastian for a "family emergency".  AP Photo

Glenn Close He left San Sebastian for a “family emergency”. AP Photo

With an impressive career, most recently Mosterirín was also executive producer of the series The kingdom, by Marcelo Piñeyro, for Netflix. In 2021 she received the Platinum Konex Award for her career in the industry.

For his part, Glenn Close explained: “I deeply regret not being able to participate in the Festival, as there has been a family emergency for which I must stay home.”

Faced with the impossibility of visiting San Sebastián, the actress of films such as Fatal Attraction Y Dangerous relationshipsamong many others, added: “I apologize to the Festival, the jury, the filmmakers, the Donostia Awards and the Festival audience, for not being able to be there to celebrate with all of you.”

Matias Mosteirin.  The Argentine producer replaces Glenn Close at the head of the official San Sebastian Jury.  Photo File Clarin

Matias Mosteirin. The Argentine producer replaces Glenn Close at the head of the official San Sebastian Jury. Photo File Clarin

The Official Jury that will be chaired by the Argentine producer is completed by the casting director and filmmaker Antoinette Boulat (France), the director and screenwriter Tea Lindeburg (Denmark), the writer and journalist Rosa Montero (Spain), the filmmaker and visual artist Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho) and the director and screenwriter Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland).

Surprise

The decision of the protagonist of 101 Dalmatians It took everyone by surprise, since last week he had expressed his “enthusiasm” on social networks for presiding over the jury of this contest, the most international in Spain. But, at the last minute, he sent a message to the organization to communicate his discharge, without specifying what the emergency was that prevents him from traveling.

Glenn Close, arriving at the Oscar ceremony, in 2021. She was an eight-time Academy Award nominee, and never won.  Photo EFE

Glenn Close, arriving at the Oscar ceremony, in 2021. She was an eight-time Academy Award nominee, and never won. Photo EFE

Santiago Loza, Laura Citarella and Andrés Di Tella are some of the Argentines who will participate in the Festival in this edition, in different sections. earthenware will present Girlfriends on a country road; Laura Citarella will do the same with Trenque Lauquen while Di Tella will take diaries, a series of short pieces premiered at the latest edition of the BAFICI festival.

The expectations for the presence of Glenn Close in San Sebastián will remain for a future edition. On the other hand, 35 years after the debut of Fatal Attractionthe iconic erotic thriller by Adrian Lyne, which had her as the protagonist, is coming up with a series inspired by that story and produced by Paramount.

“I hope they tell his backstory…” Close said of Alex, his famous character. “She is a human being who needs a lot of help. I hope that she sees herself as a kinder woman, away from the ‘crazy’ stereotype because she is a fragile person, ”she clarified.

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