Canadian director Adam Egoyan’s psychological drama “Chloe,” starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, will open the San Sebastian film festival next month, the event’s organizers have announced.
Another North American ***** “Get Low,” by first-time feature director Aaron Schneider and starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, will also be among the 15 entries competing for the top Golden Shell award this year.
The award comes with a monetary prize of 90,000 euros, to be shared by the director and the Spanish importer of the winning film.
The 57th edition of the San Sebastian festival, the oldest and most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world, takes place from Sept. 18 to 26 in the coastal city of the same name in northern Spain.
French director Bruno Dumont, who has twice won the Cannes Grand Jury Prize, will also be competing with “Hadewijch.”
Two other top French filmmakers, Francois Ozon and Christophe Honore, will also be showing their latest works – “Le Refuge” and “Making Plans for Lena.”
Turkish director Pelin Esmer’s “11’e 10 kala” (10 to 11) will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award.
Asia is represented by Chinese director Lu Chuan’s “City of Life and Death”; “Yeong-do Da Ri” (I Came from Busan) by South Korea’s Jeon Soo-il; and Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof with “Keshtzarhaye Sepid” (The White Meadows).
Australian filmmaker Ana Kokkinos will present her third feature, “Blessed.”
Last year’s Golden Shell for best movie went to Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s film “Pandora’nin Kutusu” (Pandora’s Box).

MADRID - Agence France-Presse