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Michael Haneke's 'Amour' to Open the Zabaltegi-Pearls Section at San Sebastian

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Twelve titles that have made a splash at previous festivals will screen in the sidebar and compete for the Audience Award.

MADRID – Michael Haneke's Golden Palm winner at Cannes, Amour (Love), and the Golden Bear winner at Berlin, Caesar Must Die, are among the films to participate in the Zabaltegi-Pearls section at the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-29.

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The Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) and the Fundacion Autor sponsor the €60,000 ($75,500) Audience Award for the Zabaltegi-Pearls section, which showcases gems from previous festivals. A second €20,000 ($25,000) prize is given to the European film to earn most votes.

Other films screening in the section include: Olivier Assayas’ Something in the Air, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bart Layton’s  The Imposter,  Bernardo Bertolucci’s Me and You, Pablo Larrain’s No and Ben Lewin’s The Sessions.