The latest film from the producers of Kimi no Na Wa / Your Name, an adaptation of the Prix Goncourt 2013 and a 3D exploration of underwater treasures with the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger join Fernando Franco’s Morir to complete the four special screenings in the Official Selection at the 2017 San Sebastian Festival. With these, the festival has now announced 18 of the Official Selection titles.
AU REVOIR LÀ-HAUT / SEE YOU UP THERE
ALBERT DUPONTEL (FRANCE)
November 1919. Two survivors of the trenches set up a scam based on war memorials. One is a brilliant illustrator, the other an unassuming accountant. In the France of the Roaring Twenties, their operation becomes as dangerous as it is spectacular… Adaptation of Pierre Lemaitre’s novel The Big Swindle, winner of the Prix Goncourt.
FERNANDO FRANCO (SPAIN)
The lives of Luis and Marta are abruptly paralysed. Lies, guilt and fear put the couple’s stability and love to the test.
UCHIAGE HANABI, SHITA KARA MIRUKA? YOKO KARA MIRUKA? / FIREWORKS, SHOULD WE SEE IT FROM THE SIDE OR THE BOTTOM?
AKIYUKI SHINBO, NOBUYUKI TAKEUCHI (JAPAN)
Summer break in a town by the sea. / One day before a firework festival, / classmates excitedly discuss whether / “fireworks are round or flat when they’re viewed from the side”. / Their classmate Nazuna, who Norimichi has a crush on, / is lost in her own thoughts after learning that / her mother, who is getting remarried, / is making her transfer schools. / “Let’s elope”. / Nazuna asks Norimichi to run away with her but gets caught by her mother, / who drags her home. Norimichi can’t do anything but watch helplessly. “If I had…” / Norimichi, frustrated with himself for not helping Nazuna, / throws a mysterious ball Nazuna found on the beach. / Then suddenly, time gets rewound to the moment / before Nazuna is forced to go home… / What does fate have in store for Nazuna and Norimichi / at the end of the day that keeps repeating itself? / When fireworks light up the sky, a miracle of love occurs.
WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D
JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU, JEAN-JACQUES MANTELLO (UK – FRANCE)
Shot in 3D over three years in locations ranging from Fiji to the Bahamas, the film takes us underwater on a thrilling submarine voyage beneath the seas that cover 71% of our planet’s surface. Spectacular documentary produced and narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, mythical star of The Terminator and Total Recall. A film with the mission to raise awareness on the treasures of the sea and the need to preserve them. Co-directed by the son of the emblematic pioneer of scientific dissemination Jacques-Yves Cousteau.