Four Spanish films to compete at San Seb Fest

'Aita,' 'Elisa K,' 'The Great Vazquez,' 'Black Bread'

MADRID -- Four Spanish films by veteran directors are to compete in the official selection category of this year's 58th annual San Sebastian International Film Festival, organizers announced Friday.

Presented will be the ghost story "Aita," helmed by Jose Maria de Orbe; the child abuse and recovered memory drama "Elisa K," co-directed by Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena; "The Great Vazquez," about a serial bigamist and cartoonist during the Franco years directed by Oscar Aibar; and Agusti Villaronga's "Black Bread," a historical murder mystery set in post-Civil War Catalonia.

The films will be competing for the top prize, the Golden Shell, at the festival held in the northern Spanish seaside resort Sept. 17- 25.
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