SAN SEBASTIAN: A LAID-BACK FILM FESTIVAL WITH FREE WINE AND CONDOMS
Ever dreamed of a place where the sun shines all day, the sands on the beaches are firm and golden, wine costs the equivalent of $1-50 a glass and a three course meals costs $12 with a free bottle of wine thrown in for good measure?
Welcome to San Sebastian, a lovely laid-back city in north-west Spain with more Michelin star restaurants per head than anywhere else in the world. Its film festival---the 61st---attracts an abundance of celebrities no doubt drawn by the array of restaurants, fine food and boisterous night life which goes on until the early hours of the morning.
Annette Bening, Hugh Jackman, Jim Broadbent and Oliver Stone----still hawking the appalling Alexander which he says he has now re-mastered and re-edited---are among those enjoying the easy going atmosphere at one one of the world's most enjoyable film festivals and one of the few which provides bowls of free condoms and lubricant in the press room. .