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Brazilian drama ‘Pacified’ wins top award in San Sebastián

‘The Endless Trench’ picked up four prizes.

José Luis Rebordinos

San Sebastian chief describes programming a film festival at the busiest time of the year

The Spanish film festival opens today (Sept 20) with Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’.


San Sebastian adds six competition titles including Sarah Gavron’s ‘Rocks’, Alice Winocour’s ‘Proxima’

The other new titles are directed by Malgorzata Szumowska,  Paxton Winters, Sonthar Gyal and Gonçalo Waddington.

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San Sebastian unveils 2019 Films in Progress titles

Feature debut projects hail from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay.


Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ to open San Sebastian Film Festival

Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska star.

'The Prince'

San Sebastián Horizontes Latinos line-up includes Cannes, Sundance award winners

Venice premieres La Llorona and El Príncipe are among the 15 titles.

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San Sebastian adds seven competition titles including James Franco’s long-delayed ‘Zeroville’

Line-up also includes films by Louise Archambault, Guillaume Nicloux, José Luis Torres Leiva, Ina Weisse, Adilkhan Yerzhanov and David Zonana.

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San Sebastian unveils 2019 New Directors titles

Strand includes Fyzal Boulifa’s Lynn + Lucy and Beyond The Horizon starring Laetitia Casta and Clémence Poésy.


New Europe Film Sales boards hot autumn festival title ‘Disco’ (exclusive)

Film will have its European premiere in San Sebastian’s New Directors competition.

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Alejandro Amenábar’s ‘While At War’ headlines Spanish films at San Sebastian 2019

Further titles include Belén Funes’ debut ’A Thief’s Daughter’.

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Woody Allen launches new film in San Sebastian, talks professional difficulties

The project, with the working title Rifkin’s Festival, is set during the San Sebastian Film Festival and starts shooting this week.

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How top festivals are teaming up to support films and cut costs

Film festivals around the world are taking an increasingly co-operative approach.



‘Pacified’: San Sebastian Review

Favela-set drama is the deserving winner of the Golden Shell

Some Beasts

‘Some Beasts’: San Sebastian Review

Stranding his monied family on a deserted island, Jorge Serrano pushes the boat out too far


‘Patrick’: San Sebastian Review

What happens when a violent young man is found to have been a kidnapped child?


‘And The Birds Rained Down’: San Sebastian Review

A gentle, resonant film from French-Canadian director Louise Archambault

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‘Lynn + Lucy’: San Sebastian Review

Britain’s Fyzal Boulifa - a double award-winner for his shorts at Cannes - makes an anticipated move into feature film-making