WHEN BETTE DAVIS BID FAREWELL

EL ÚLTIMO ADIÓS DE BETTE DAVIS

By Pedro GONZÁLEZ BERMÚDEZ

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM ESPAÑA S.L. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

El último adiós de Bette Davis reconstruye la visita que la actriz realizó al Festival de San Sebastián para recibir el premio Donostia en 1989. Encerrada durante seis días en su habitación, planificó al detalle sus apariciones públicas, tal vez consciente de que podría suponer su última actuación.

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San Sebastian FF 2014
Zabaltegi - Tabakalera
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pedro GONZÁLEZ BERMÚDEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Pedro GONZÁLEZ BERMÚDEZ, Juan ZAVALA
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan ZAVALA (TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM ESPAÑA S.L.), Javier MORALES (TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM ESPAÑA S.L.)
    • Synopsis
    • 'When Bette Davis bid farewell' is a documentary that reconstructs Bette Davis’ visit to the San Sebastian Film Festival where she was awarded the Donostia prize in 1989. The actress spent six days in her room planning her public appearances down to the last detail: the award ceremony, an unforgettable press conference… When the festival finished Bette Davis decided to stay on a few more days, but it wasn’t long before she started feeling unwell. She was flown to the American Hospital in Paris where she was to die a few days later. What nobody could have imagined beforehand was that the San Sebastian Film Festival would turn out to be the final performance of one the great stars from Hollywood’s golden era. 'When Bette Davis bid farewell' bring together eyewitness accounts from journalists, photographers and members of the organisation who worked in the San Sebastian Film Festival that year. The film will also feature a special contribution from Kathryn Sermak, the personal assistant who accompanied the actress on the visit and on whom the actress relied in the final stages of her life.
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