Matias Lucchesi‘s Natural Sciences and Franco Lolli‘s feature debut, Gente de Bien, which ran in Critics’ Week at Cannes, are two of the standouts to run in the Latin Horizons sidebar this year at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, organizers announced Monday as they unveiled 14 titles to compete in the section.
Other highlights include Viggo Mortensen starring in Lisandro Alonso‘s Jauja (Land of Plenty), which won the Fipresci Award at Cannes, where it ran in the Un Certain Regard section; Celina Murga‘s The Third Side of the River; and Diego Lerman‘s Refugiado, which screened in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and focuses on domestic abuse through the eyes of a child.
Those films and nine others, including buzzworthy films from previous Films in Progress editions, like Alejandro Fernandez Almendras‘ To Kill a Man, will compete for the €35,000 prize. The prize is divided between the director and the Spanish distributor of the film.
San Sebastian runs from Sept.19-27 in Spain’s northern Basque region.