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The 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival will take place September 21 to 29 in Spain's northern Basque region. The primary focus of Spain’s A-list festival is to serve as a showcase for each year's most innovative films. The festival seeks to make a positive contribution to developing culture and the film industry. The festival is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), in the “competitive non-specialized film festivals” category.
Nicholas Jarecki's film Arbitrage, starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will open the 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival. Both actors have previously won the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award and will attend the European premiere of Jarecki's debut.
Dustin Hoffman will be honored with the fifth and final Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s festival, where the Academy Award-winning actor will present his directorial debut in the film Quartet.
Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones, Ewan McGregor and John Travolta will receive the Donostia Awards at this year’s festival.
Oliver Stone’s latest film, Savages, will premiere at the festival. Savages features a cast that includes John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. John Travolta and Benicio Del Toro will accompany Stone at this year’s festival.
The San Sebastián festival is known for its glamour and fine filmmaking. The list of celebrities and film makers attending the festival since its early days is memorable, including 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, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Francisco Rabal, Robert Altman, Howard Hawks, Elizabeth Taylor, François Truffaut, Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg, Richard Burton, Gina Lollobrigida, Harrison Ford, Roman Polanski, Jacqueline Bisset, George Peppard, Sydney Pollack, Peter O'Toole, Charlton Heston, Glenn Close, Anjelica Huston, Sophia Loren, Mel Gibson, Keanu Reaves, Matt Dillon, Antonio Banderas, Bertrand Tavernier, and many more.
The San Sebastián Film Festival, held in one of Europe's most welcoming, quaint cities, offers stunning landscapes surrounded by the city and picturesque Basque beach town. San Sebastián plays an important part in the festival's devotion toward rediscovering cinema, while offering its visitors delightful beaches, excellent cuisine, and great cinema! The festival will take place at Teatro Victoria Eugenia located at Plaza de Okendo. For details, visit www.sansebastianfestival.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.