Sorin, Albert and Ozon to Screen New Films at San Sebastian

7:41 AM PST 08/02/2012 by Pamela Rolfe

Tang and Doudeiri also among the first international titles unveiled as part of the Official Section competition.

MADRID - Emily Tang, Francois Ozon and Carlos Sorin will compete in the official competition at the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival organizers announced Thursday, revealing the first international titles slated for the main section.

The third film from Chinese director Tang All Apologies tells of a man whose son is killed in an accident who then approaches the wife of the driver responsible and asks to be given another child.

Argentina's Sorin will screen Fishing Days, his fourth film to run at the festival, about a 50-year-old alcoholic who takes up a hobby and decides to go fishing in a small town where is estranged daughter lives, while French filmmaker Ozon's  In the House, portrays a teacher and his scheming student that play a clever game that blurs the lines between fiction and reality.

Austrian Barbara Albert's journey from World War II to contemporary European society through the life of a young 25-year-old is portrayed in The Dead and the Living  and Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's third film, The Attack, is an adaptation of the international best seller by Yasmina Khadra, published in France in 2006 and translated into more than 40 languages. The film focuses on the moral dilemma faced by an Arab-Israeli surgeon when the police inform him that his wife has carried out a suicide bombing that has killed 19 people.

San Sebastian runs in Spain's northern Basque region Sept. 21-29.

 

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