Fresnadillo’s 'Intruders' to Open San Sebastian Festival

The San Sebastian Film Festival runs Sept 16-24 in Spain’s northern Basque region.

 

MADRID – Intruders, the much-awaited psychological horror-thriller flick by Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo starring Clive Owen, will open the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 16, festival organizers have announced.

The international cast also includes Carice van Houten, Daniel Bruhl, Pilar Lopez de Ayala and Kerry Fox, with a screenplay by Nicolas Casariego and Jaime Marques.

Intruders was shot in London, Madrid and the Spanish city of Segovia and produced by Universal Pictures, Apaches Entertainment and Antena 3 Films.

The film tells parallel stories of two families whose lives are disrupted by menacing apparitions: in Spain, a mother tries to protect her son from a faceless stranger, while in Britain, a young girl has terrifying dreams of a demon who becomes a real danger to her and her family.

The director said the film reflected his love of the darkest visual universe and the demons buried in our subconscious.

Fresnadillo helmed 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle’s zombie thriller 28 Days Later. He received an Oscar nom in 1996 for his short film Linked (Esposados).

The San Sebastian Film Festival runs Sept 16-24 in Spain’s northern Basque region.

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