San Sebastian will live starting Friday one of its biggest events, the International Film Festival. The best opportunity to know the city and, who knows, crossed with some of the most famous faces of the international film scene, besides being able to watch movies you will have to talk to over the next year and enjoy the delicious pintxos.
The city, which overlooks the Bay of La Concha, will look its most cosmopolitan side overflow and certain “dose” of glamor, always connected with good cinema.
British actress Emily Watson will receive this year, the 63, the Donostia Award in recognition of his distinguished career in film. Watson will collect the award at a gala to be held on Friday, September 25th at the Kursaal Auditorium, thus concluding the festival.
Some who presented their films in San Sebastian and who have left their footprints were:
Federico Fellini, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Hitchcock, Kirk Douglas, Jean-Luc Godard, Deborah Kerr, Leslie Caron, King Vidor, Monica Vitti, Anthony Mann,Bernardo Bertolucci, Anhony Quinn, Audrey Hepburn, Franco Zeffirelli, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Francisco Rabal,Robert Altman, Howard Hawks, Nicholas Ray, Elizabeth Taylor, François Truffaut, Orson Welles, Fernando Rey, Luis Buñuel, Steven Spielberg, Joseph von Sternberg, Imperio Argentina, Richard Burton, Gina Lollobrigida, Harrison Ford, Nikita Mikhalkov, Pedro Almodóvar, Victoria Abril, Sergio Leone, Roman Polanski, Sam Peckinpah, Jacqueline Bisset, George Peppard, Louise Rainer, Alberto Sordi, Sydney Pollack, Peter O`Toole, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Charlton Heston, Glenn Close, Anjelica Huston, Sophia Loren, Stanley Donen, Mel Gibson, Keanu Reaves, Matt Dillon, Ethan Coen, Antonio Banderas, Bertrand Tavernier…
How to get tickets for the Festival?
- Box office Zinemaldi Plaza (ground floor of the Kursaal) and Kursaal Centre box office (Official Selection and Purchases under 10 entries) and the Internet (www.sansebastianfestival.com y www.kutxabank.es).
Full details on timetables box office, payments, discounts and ticketing conditions are available www.sansebastianfestival.com in “Get your ticket” and the “tickets”.