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    San Sebastian Film Festival Responds to Planned Strike to Protest Austerity Programs

    In Madrid, Spain, Basque unions are calling for a general strike on Wednesday, September 26, to protest the Popular Party's austerity program. In response to the strike plans, San Sebastian International Film Festival organizers said that they will "respect the decision of its workers as to whether ...

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    San Sebastian International Film Festival to Honor Georges Franju with Retrospective

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival is set to honor filmmaker Georges Franju with a comprehensive retrospective, which will coincide with the year of his 100th birthday. The influential French director founded the Cinematheque Francaise with Henri Langlois in 1936. From there he...

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    San Sebastian Festival's New Directors to Launch Independently

    The Zabaltegi Section's New Directors category at San Sebastian Festival will go independent for its 60th edition. It will now function simply as the New Directors section.

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    Bingham Ray Named the New Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society

    Specialty film veteran Bingham Ray has been named the new executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, effective November 7, the organization announced Wednesday.

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    "The Double Steps" Wins at San Sebastian, But It Won't Win Audience Awards Anytime Soon

    The Spanish film "The Double Steps" from director Isaki Lacuesta won the top prize, the Golden Shell, at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, which ended Saturday. Though rumors about the film’s win had been circulating for a couple of days, the beautiful but extremely complex – some might...

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    Alex de la Iglesia, Frances McDormand, & Bai Ling Among San Sebastian Fest Jury

    The San Sebastian Film Festival has announced the members of its various juries for this year's edition. Serving as part of the official selection jury are "Babel" scribe Guillermo Arriaga, "The Last Circus" director Álex de la Iglesia, "The Crow" actress Bai Ling, "Hotel Rwanda" star Sophie Okone...

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    San Sebastian Makes Picks for Cinema in Motion and Films in Progress 20 Series

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival announced the four films to make the 7th edition of their Cinema in Motion series, which features films at the end of their filming or at their post-production stage, made by directors from Maghreb, Portuguese-speaking African countries and developing Ar...

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    "The Tree of Life" Wins FIPRESCI Prize & San Sebastian's 'Made In Spain' Selection Revealed

    The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has granted its Grand Prix for the year's best film to Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life." The film, which won the Palme DdOr at Cannes in May, will screen at the Zabaltegi-Pearls section of the San Sebastian Film Festival, where the award wi...

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    San Sebastian Fills Out Its Lineup with the Latin American Sidebar

    The upcoming San Sebastian International Film Festival has added 13 films to its official lineup with the Horizontes Latinos sidebar, including two Cannes' Un Certain Regard players, Gerardo Naranjo's "Miss Bala" and Chilean Christian Jimenez's "Bonsai."

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    Updated: San Sebastian Festival Adds International Titles to New Directors Section

    [Updated 3:00pm EDT] The world premiere of Kim Ki-duk's "Amen" along with Oren Moverman's "Rampart" round out the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival's competition section in additions made Wednesday. Also joining the festival's Zabaltegi-Pearls section are titles from Steve McQueen, Johnnie To and Nic...

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