The Sixth edition of the Sevilla European Film Festival got underway on Friday night with the opening gala being graced by Christopher Lee and Colin Farrell along with Sergi López and Paz Vega, the top actors from Spain.

Farrell is presenting Triage, his new film, which has been directed by Danis Tanovic from Bosnia. He plays a photo-journalist caught up in the war in Kurdistan in the last decade of the 20th century. Paz Vega plays Farrell’s wife and the role of her grandfather has been played by Lee.

150 films will be shown at the festival till it comes to an end on the 14th of November. There would be some of Jeremy Thomas’ favorite films and some films dedicated to Nicholas Roeg, who will be the jury’s president in the official section. New and upcoming talents will be given a look under a different section.

15 films will compete in the official competition, the directors of nine of those being women. Ben Kingsley, Fernando Trueba and John Hurt are the stars who will be honored at this edition.

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