Madrid — “Marrowbone
,” the awaited directorial debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, screenwriter of “Jurassic World
2” director J.A. Bayona
’s “The Orphanage
” and “The Impossible
,” will screen at this year’s San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.
As will Florida-set “Life and Nothing More,” Spaniard Antonio Mendez
Esparza’s follow-up to Cannes Critics’ Week winner “Aquí y Allá
”; “Fe de Etarras
,” Netflix’s second original movie in Spain, and Aitor Arregi
and Jon Garaño
’s anticipated “Handia,” a flagship of new Basque cinema.
San Sebastián’s Perlas, a fest standouts section, closes with Fernando Leon
de Aranoa’s “Loving Pablo,” announced yesterday as Venice-bound and a true-event tale of Pablo Escobar
’s love affair with a TV presenter. Javier Bardem
, Penelope Cruz
his unlikely lover.
“Handia,” “Life and Nothing More” and “El Autor,” directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca
(“Canibal”), vie in San Sebastian’s main competition for its top Golden Shell award