The Straits Times
Published on Sep 19, 2012

Stars to descend on San Sebastian for film festival


MADRID (AFP) - A galaxy of stars including John Travolta and Ewan McGregor will flock to the San Sebastian film festival which gets under way on Friday in the northern Spanish coastal city.

"This year is a bit special because it is the festival's 60th anniversary. For this reason we have made a strong bet on major stars who can also bring glamour," festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos said.

The festival, the oldest and most prestigious event of its kind in the Spanish speaking world, usually pays tribute to one major star each year with a Donastia Award in honour of their career.

But this year organisers decided to award the prize to five major film figures - McGregor, Travolta, Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones and Dustin Hoffman.