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Affleck, Koreeda to fight for Audience Award at San Sebastian Film Festival

 The latest work by American filmmaker Steven Andrew Soderbergh will be screened at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

The latest work by American filmmaker Steven Andrew Soderbergh will be screened at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 21 (efe-epa).- The latest films by Casey Affleck, Hirokazu Koreeda, Makoto Shinkai and Steven Soderbergh will be screened at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival as part of an out of contest section, according to a statement from the Spanish festival organizers released on Wednesday.

Filmmakers Robert Eggers, Pablo Larraín and Céline Sciamma will also show their latest works in the Perlak section, which gathers a selection of the year’s most outstanding feature films that have not been released in Spain and have received critical acclaim or awards at other international film festivals.

A total of 18 films will compete in the Perlak section, such as the works by Bong Joon Ho or Kean Loach.

The films selected for this section will compete for the San Sebastian Audience Award, which includes two prizes: one for best film and the other for best European film.

“The Climb,” a comedy directed by Michael Angelo Covino, will close the Spanish film festival on Sept. 28.

The Japanese Hirokazu Koreeda will show his latest work, "La vérité", only a few days after having opened the Venice International Film Festival.

The film, starring Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche, is about the relationship between an actress and her daughter that turns into confrontation.

The Chilean Pablo Larraín will compete for the San Sebastian Audience Award with the film Ema which will also be screened at the Venice Biennale.

Ciro Guerra will fight for the Golden Lion with his first film in English, "Waiting for the Barbarians," an adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's prize-winning novel starring Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson.

The Perlak section will also exhibit several works that had been previously shown at the Cannes Film Festival, such as "Portrait de la jeune fille en feu" by the French Céline Sciamma, "The Lighthouse" by American Robert Eggers, and "Alice et le maire" by Nicholas Pariser.

“Light of my life,” a drama written and directed by Casey Affleck, is another candidate for the San Sebastian Audience Award.

The city of San Sebastian will host the European premiere of "Tenki no ko / Weathering With You," an animated film by Japanese Makoto Shinkai. EFE-EPA

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