“Submergence,” a Germany-France-Spain-u.S. co-production, which screens at Toronto prior to San Sebastian, competes in the Spanish festival’s Official Section for its top Golden Shell award. The festival has announced that Wenders and Vikander will attend San Sebastian to present the film.
The films selected to open or close San Sebastian are usually crowd-pleasers. Shot in Berlin, Madrid, Toledo, and various locations in France and Djibouti, “Submergence” was penned by Erin Dignam (“The Yellow Handkerchief”), based on the novel of the same name by journalist J.M. Ledgard.
Produced by Lila 9th in the U.S., the film is co-produced with Newe Road Movies, BacKup Media Studios, Morena Films and Umedia.
McAvoy and Vikander play, respectively, hydraulic engineer James More and bio-mathematician Danielle Flinders, who