Egoyan's 'Chloe' to open San Sebastian film festival


June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 21, 2009 at 8:12 PM EDT

Canadian director Adam Egoyan's psychological drama "Chloe" starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore will open the San Sebastian film festival next month, the organisers announced Friday.

Another north American film, "Get Low" by first-time feature director Aaron Schneider and starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, will also be among the 15 entries competing for the top Golden Shell award this year.

The 57th edition of the San Sebastian festival, the oldest and most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world, takes place from September 18 to 26 in the coastal city in northern Spain.

French director Bruno Dumont, who has twice won the Cannes Grand Jury Prize, will also be competing with "Hadewijch".

Two other top French filmmakers, Francois Ozon and Christophe Honore, will also be showing their latest works -- "Le Refuge" and "Making Plans for Lena".

Asia is represented by Chinese director Lu Chuan's "City of Life and Death", "Yeong-do Da Ri" ("I Came From Busan") by South Korea's Jeon Soo-il, and Iran's Mohammad Rasoulof with "Keshtzarhaye sepid" ("The White Meadows").

Australian filmmaker Ana Kokkinos's will present her third feature "Blessed".

Last year's Golden Shell for best film went to Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu's film "Pandora's Box".

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