He stepped into Mikel Olaciregui’s shoes, he adds, partly to preserve San Sebastian’s distinctive Spanish and Latin American pic bent.
That said, under Rebordinos San Sebastian is evolving fast:
- Venice used to nab Spain’s biggest fall movies. This year, Spain’s biggest film, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Clive Owen starrer “Intruders,” opens San Sebastian, post-Toronto.
- Marking its strongest Spanish lineup in years, the 2011 fest boasts 17 world preems of local pics: in competition is Benito Zambrano’s post-Civil War women’s drama “The Sleeping Voice,” Enrique Urbizu’s crime thriller “No Rest for the Wicked” and Isaki Lacuesta’s “The Double Steps.”
- Spanish films in the fest span more sections than ever, from intimate drama (David Trueba’s chamber piece “Madrid 1987”), radical cinema (“The Double Steps”), animation (Ignacio Ferreras’ senior citizen buddy comedy “Wrinkles”) and broad comedy (Telmo Esnal’s mother-in-law-from-hell tale “Urteberri on, amona!”).