San Sebastian Announces Official Jury

9:12 AM PST 09/06/2013 by Pamela Rolfe
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Todd Haynes

"I'm Not There" director Todd Haynes will preside over the jury at the festival.

MADRID -- Acclaimed U.S. writer-director Todd Haynes will head the official jury for the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival, responsible for awarding the non-cash Golden Shell to the top film.

Musician David Byrne, producer Mariela Besuievsky from Spain's prolific Tornosol Films, Spanish writer-director Cesc Gay and actors Paulina Garcia, Diego Luna and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi will round out the jury at the festival, which runs Sept. 20-28.

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Meanwhile, screenwriter Marina Stavenhagen will chair the Kutxa New Directors jury, which decides the largest monetary prize given at any festival -- €50,000 ($66,000) to be divided between the film's director and the Spanish distributor.

Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu's Love Is the Perfect Crime and Jean-Marc Vallee's Dallas Buyers Club have been added to the Pearls sidebar, organizers also announced Friday.

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