As at other important festivals here recently replaced the Director. The new name is Jose Luis Rebordinos, and this is the first festival, prepared under his direct supervision. It is too early to draw far-reaching conclusions, but it’s striking several characteristic nuances.
The opening was held on the highest technological level: the stage was equipped with several screens and monitors, with such depth and colour saturation of the picture would be impossible in any 3D. San Sebastian — one of the best festivals of the world on technical equipment and organization, and new leadership was again demonstrated.
Still here focus on Hispanic cinema which occupies a good half of the program. In the second half is dominated by American and French films, meet English and even German. But practically there is no such country as Italy, and Eastern Europe generally brilliant missing. To Russia, the festival has taken an indifference, that this year there is nothing neither in competition nor in parallel information programs — or “Elena” by Andrei Zvyagintsev and “Faust” by Alexander Sokurov. The impression that Continue reading