Louis Garrel, Liu Jie, Brillante Mendoza, Tuva Novotny, Peter Strickland, Felix Van Groeningen join the San Sebastian selection







Lhomme fidle / A Faithful Man Louis Garrel, Baby Liu Jie, Alpha, the Right to Kill Brillante Mendoza, In Fabric Peter Strickland, Beautiful Boy Felix Van Groeningen and the first work Blind Spot Tuva Novotny to join the list of candidates for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Festivals 66th edition. These six productions join the latest works from Icar Bollan, Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Isaki Lacuesta, Benjamn Naishtat, Valeria Sarmiento, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Markus Schleinzer, Juan Vera and Carlos Vermut in the running for the Festivals official awards.
The French actor and director Louis Garrel Paris, 1983 will present his second feature as a moviemaker after Les deux amis / Two friends 2015, selected for the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. Garrel, who has worked as an actor with Bertolucci, Bonello, Hazanavicius and Honor, stars in Lhomme fidle alongside Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp.
Liu Jie Tianjin, China, 1968, winner of the Orizzonti Award in Venice for his first film, Mabei shang de fating / Courthouse on Horseback, addresses inBao bei er/Babythe tale of an 19 year-old girl determined to save a sick girl in the context of the birth control imposed by the Chinese Government.
After competing in Cannes, Berlin and Venice, Brillante Mendoza San Fernando, Philippines, 1960 will do so for the first time in San Sebastian with Alpha: The Right to Kill, set against the backdrop of the Philippine Governments crackdown on drugs. Last year, Mendozas production Pailalim / Underground, Daniel Palacios debut, competed in New Directors.
The Swedish actress Tuva Novotny Stockholm, 1979, who recently starred in Annihilation2018 and Borg / McEnroe Pearls 2017, makes her directorial debut with Blind Spot, looking at the blind spots of the mind through the relationship between a mother and daughter.
Peter Strickland Reading, UK, 1973 has become a cult author with only three movies: Katalin Varga 2009, which competed in Berlin and was recognised with the European Discovery of the Year award, Berberian Sound Studio 2012, a competitor in Locarno, and The Duke of Burgundy 2014. His fourth feature film, In Fabric, follows the trail of a cursed dress.
Beautiful Boy is the first film shot in English by Felix Van Groeningen Ghent, Belgium, 1977, who presented De helaasheid der dingen / The Misfortunates 2009 at the Quinzaine des Ralisateurs and Alabama Monroe 2013 in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, where he won the Audience Award. The film was also nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Beautiful Boy, based on the true story of a fathers struggle to rescue his son from drugs, stars Steve Carell and Timothe Chamalet and is produced by the winners of the Academy Award for Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
Now, a month before the Festival, we have already announced the eighteencompeting films, as well as those to participate out of competition Gigantes or as special screenings Tiempo despus and Dantza. The closing film will be announced in the coming weeks.














Alpha, The Right To Kill
Brillante Mendoza Philippines
Cast: Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor, Baron Geisler
Set against the background of the governments crackdown on illegal drugs, the SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, a major methamphetamine distributor, with PO3 Moises Espino and his informant Elijah providing the intelligence. A violent battle breaks out in the slums between the SWAT and Abels gang. Abel flees the scene with his bag full of money and methamphetamines. The SWAT kills him, but before the investigators arrive at the crime scene, Espino makes off Abels bag.




















Bao Bei Er / Baby
Liu Jie China
Cast: Yang Mi, Guo Jingfei, Lee Hong-Chi, Wang Yanjun, Zhu Shaojun, Yan Surong
Born 19 years ago in Nanjing with the VACTERL syndrome, Jiang Meng was abandoned by her parents. With the help of her foster mother and Director Wang, today Jiang works in a hospital as cleaner. One day, Jiang encounters a man coming into the hospital with a newborn baby. She learns that the baby is a girl who also has the VACTERL syndrome, and that the father has decided not to care for her.




















Beautiful Boy
Felix Van Groeningen USA
Cast: Timothe Chalamet, Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan
Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Felix van Groeningens film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.




















Blind Spot
Tuva Novotny Norway
Cast: Pia Tjelta, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Oddgeir Thune, Per Frisch, Marianne Krogh
Blind Spot centres on a mother as she struggles to understand her teenage daughters crisis, when tragedy strikes the whole family.




















In Fabric
Peter Strickland UK
Cast: Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Squires, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
In Fabric is set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.




















Lhomme fidle / A Faithful Man
Louis Garrel France
Cast: Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp
Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies. Abel and Marianne get back together, arousing feelings of jealousy in both Mariannes son, Joseph, and Pauls sister, Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood.












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Lhomme fidle / A Faithful Man Louis Garrel, Baby Liu Jie, Alpha, the Right to Kill Brillante Mendoza, In Fabric Peter Strickland, Beautiful Boy Felix Van Groeningen and the first work Blind Spot Tuva Novotny to join the list of candidates for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Festivals 66th edition. These six productions join the latest works from Icar Bollan, Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Isaki Lacuesta, Benjamn Naishtat, Valeria Sarmiento, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Markus Schleinzer, Juan Vera and Carlos Vermut in the running for the Festivals official awards.
The French actor and director Louis Garrel Paris, 1983 will present his second feature as a moviemaker after Les deux amis / Two friends 2015, selected for the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. Garrel, who has worked as an actor with Bertolucci, Bonello, Hazanavicius and Honor, stars in Lhomme fidle alongside Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp.
Liu Jie Tianjin, China, 1968, winner of the Orizzonti Award in Venice for his first film, Mabei shang de fating / Courthouse on Horseback, addresses inBao bei er/Babythe tale of an 19 year-old girl determined to save a sick girl in the context of the birth control imposed by the Chinese Government.
After competing in Cannes, Berlin and Venice, Brillante Mendoza San Fernando, Philippines, 1960 will do so for the first time in San Sebastian with Alpha: The Right to Kill, set against the backdrop of the Philippine Governments crackdown on drugs. Last year, Mendozas production Pailalim / Underground, Daniel Palacios debut, competed in New Directors.
The Swedish actress Tuva Novotny Stockholm, 1979, who recently starred in Annihilation2018 and Borg / McEnroe Pearls 2017, makes her directorial debut with Blind Spot, looking at the blind spots of the mind through the relationship between a mother and daughter.
Peter Strickland Reading, UK, 1973 has become a cult author with only three movies: Katalin Varga 2009, which competed in Berlin and was recognised with the European Discovery of the Year award, Berberian Sound Studio 2012, a competitor in Locarno, and The Duke of Burgundy 2014. His fourth feature film, In Fabric, follows the trail of a cursed dress.
Beautiful Boy is the first film shot in English by Felix Van Groeningen Ghent, Belgium, 1977, who presented De helaasheid der dingen / The Misfortunates 2009 at the Quinzaine des Ralisateurs and Alabama Monroe 2013 in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, where he won the Audience Award. The film was also nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Beautiful Boy, based on the true story of a fathers struggle to rescue his son from drugs, stars Steve Carell and Timothe Chamalet and is produced by the winners of the Academy Award for Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
Now, a month before the Festival, we have already announced the eighteencompeting films, as well as those to participate out of competition Gigantes or as special screenings Tiempo despus and Dantza. The closing film will be announced in the coming weeks.














Alpha, The Right To Kill
Brillante Mendoza Philippines
Cast: Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor, Baron Geisler
Set against the background of the governments crackdown on illegal drugs, the SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, a major methamphetamine distributor, with PO3 Moises Espino and his informant Elijah providing the intelligence. A violent battle breaks out in the slums between the SWAT and Abels gang. Abel flees the scene with his bag full of money and methamphetamines. The SWAT kills him, but before the investigators arrive at the crime scene, Espino makes off Abels bag.




















Bao Bei Er / Baby
Liu Jie China
Cast: Yang Mi, Guo Jingfei, Lee Hong-Chi, Wang Yanjun, Zhu Shaojun, Yan Surong
Born 19 years ago in Nanjing with the VACTERL syndrome, Jiang Meng was abandoned by her parents. With the help of her foster mother and Director Wang, today Jiang works in a hospital as cleaner. One day, Jiang encounters a man coming into the hospital with a newborn baby. She learns that the baby is a girl who also has the VACTERL syndrome, and that the father has decided not to care for her.




















Beautiful Boy
Felix Van Groeningen USA
Cast: Timothe Chalamet, Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan
Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Felix van Groeningens film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.




















Blind Spot
Tuva Novotny Norway
Cast: Pia Tjelta, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Oddgeir Thune, Per Frisch, Marianne Krogh
Blind Spot centres on a mother as she struggles to understand her teenage daughters crisis, when tragedy strikes the whole family.




















In Fabric
Peter Strickland UK
Cast: Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Squires, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
In Fabric is set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.




















Lhomme fidle / A Faithful Man
Louis Garrel France
Cast: Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp
Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies. Abel and Marianne get back together, arousing feelings of jealousy in both Mariannes son, Joseph, and Pauls sister, Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood.












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