Seberg, the film by Benedict Andrews about the American actress Jean Seberg, played by Kristen Stewart, will open Perlak section of the 2019 San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Inspired by true events, Seberg tells the story of star and darling of the Nouvelle Vague, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program Cointelpro. Seberg’s political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie) made her a target of the FBI’s ruthless attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. An ambitious young FBI agent, Jack Solomon (Jack O’Connell), is assigned to surveil her, only to find his fate dangerously interwoven with her own.
And the short film Nimic, by the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, will participate in the Zabaltegi – Tabakalera section after having been selected for Locarno Film Festival.
In Nimic, a professional cellist played by Matt Dillon, has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.