San Sebastian fest to honor 'Ghost Writer'

FIPRESCI best film award at the opening ceremony

MADRID -- Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" will be honored with the FIPRESCI best film award at the opening ceremony and Gilles Paquet-Brenner's "Sarah's Key" will close the Official Section of the 58th San Sebastian International Film Festival, organizers announced Friday.

In addition to "Sarah's Key," which will run out of competition, organizers have added Chang-dong Lee's "Poetry" and Richard J. Lewis' "Barney's Version" as the bookends for the Zabaltegi-Pearls showcase. Diego Luna will open the Latin Horizons section with his directorial debut "Abel."

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland will chair the New Directors jury. Directors Elisabet Cabeza and Albertina Carri, author Marc Levy and musician Fermin Muguruza make up the rest of the jury.

The festival, which runs Sept. 17-25 in Spain's northern Basque region, has yet to announce the main competition's jury.
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