San Sebastian unveils Latin Horizons lineup

Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Sin Nombre' to open sidebar

MADRID -- Cary Joji Fukunaga's Sundance standout "Sin Nombre" will open the Latin Horizons sidebar at the 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival and compete with 12 other Latin American films for the €35,000 ($49,000) prize, organizers announced Tuesday.

The Horizons section showcases this year's crop of Latin American filmmaking -- with the requirement that the film has not been released in Spain prior to the festival.

Along with Fukunaga's U.S.-Mexican co-production, Adrien Biniez's "Gigante," which snagged the best debut film award at Berlin and Israel Adrian Caetano's "France," which will run in Venice Days, will also vie for the prize.

In addition to previous festivals' standouts -- including "The Wind Journey," "Daniel and Ana" and "Huacho" -- Horizons will screen some of the Latin American films that previously came to San Sebastian in an unfinished state looking for post-production financing in the Films in Progress sidebar.

Carlos Serrano's directorial debut "The Tree" about a man forced to examine his life and assume responsibility and Santiago Loza's "Invencion de la Carne" (literally, the Invention of Meat) describing a strange relationship between a medical student and a woman who offers her body for students to study are two such films.

Other films screening in the competition are: Gustavo Montiel's thriller "Marea de Arena," Julia Solomonoff's nostalgic "The Last Summer at Boyita" and Javier Fuentes-Leon's drama "Contracorriente" (Upstream).

San Sebastian runs in Spain's northern Basque region Sept. 18- 26.
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