San Sebastian rounds out Pearls section

'White Ribbon' to get Fipresci Grand Prize

MADRID -- Cannes Palme d'Or winner "The White Ribbon," directed by Michael Haneke has won the Fipresci Grand Prize to be awarded at the inaugural ceremony of the 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday, as they unveiled the remaining titles of the Zabaltegi-Pearls section.

The award is chosen by members of the International Federation of Film Critics and will be awarded Sept. 18 at the festival, which runs through the 27th.

"Ribbon" will screen in the festival's Pearls section, which showcases the top films from the world's festivals. Additionally, the festival said it has added Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus," Sherry Horman's "Desert Flower" and Rachid Bouchareb's "London River" to the Pearls section, to complement the list of 11 titles announced earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Michael Winterbottom returns to San Sebastian with his newest effort "The Shock Doctrine," a documentary tracing Milton Friedman's ideology. The film will screen in the Zabaltegi-Specials section, along with Tom DiCillo's look at the iconic rock band "The Doors."
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