Saturday, August 4, 2012

“ Arbitrage" will be opening the Official Section of the 60th San Sebastián Film Festival in competition

The San Sebastian Film Festival, also known as the Donostia Film Festival,is being held in San Sebastian a glamorous Spanish city located on the northern Atlantic coastline at the heart of the Basque region, just 20 kilometres west of the French border .The festival started in 1953 only showcased Spanish language films at the outset. However, this only lasted for two years when, in 1955, it began to specialize in colour films from all over the world. This decision allowed its reputation to spread across Europe and the San Sebastian Film Festival quickly became one of the continent´s most important annual cinema events, alongside the Cannes and Venice film festivals. The 60th edition of this very prestigious  film festival will be held from 21st to 29th September,2012.This edition will roll its curtain by presenting the European premiere of the US production Arbitrage, a film competing in the Official Section and starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki. Arbitrage is a taut and alluring thriller about love and loyalty in the world of high finance. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection  , three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Argo, a thriller directed by and starring Ben Affleck, will be screened out of competition in  the Official Section of this fest.

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