'Basterds' to attend San Seb opening gala

Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz to attend

MADRID -- Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz will attend the opening gala on Sept. 18 of the 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival, as they present "Inglourious Basterds," running in the Zabaltegi-Pearls Section.

Also expected on hand for the opening night, is Atom Egoyan, who will screen the international debut of his "Chloe," while Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington are scheduled to attend the closing ceremony on the 26th, as they help Rodrigo Garcia present his latest work, "Mother and Child."

French film director Laurent Cantet will chair the official competition jury. He will be accompanied by Mexican actor Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Korean director Bong Joon-ho, the Spanish actress Pilar Lopez de Ayala, British director John Madden, Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf and Portuguese actress Leonor Silveira.

British actress Saffron Burrows will chair the New Directors Jury, responsible for awarding the €90,000 ($110,000) top prize. The jury is rounded out by director Borja Cobeaga, journalist Antonio Gasset, director Lucile Hadzihalilovic and the actor and director Daniel Hendler.