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San Sebastián Film Festival 2013

Learn about one of the most important film festivals in Spain and this year's selection

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The San Sebastián Film Festival has been a special date in the calendar every year since it was founded in 1953. It takes place in the small city of San Sebastián in the Basque Country and this international film festival has been declared as “A category” by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). It has established itself as one of the most important film festivals of the world and hosted premieres for many important films in history, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”. This year the festival will take place between the 20th and 28th September and will be the 61st San Sebastián Festival.

The festival this year will involve films from the following sections:

San Sebastián Film Festival is the most glamorous event in the Basque country and each year attracts a number of Spanish and Hollywood stars, as indeed from all over the world. By the look of the films for this year’s event, it is clear 2013 will be no different. The Official section this year includes films such as Devil’s Knot, by American director Atom Egoyan and starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, October November by internationally reputed Austrian director, Götz Spielmann, and The Railway Man, directed by Jonathan Teplintzky and starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine and Stellan Skarsgård.

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