The programme includes the Spanish premiere of Sleepless Knights.
As its traditional, the San Sebastián International Film Festival will screen some of the most important Spanish films of the previous months.
Malaga award winner The Wild Boys, by Patricia Ferreira, is a drama centered on three outcast teenagers who defy the establishment. Carmina o Revienta, by popular actor Paco León, has been a smash hit with its portrayal of the most authentic Andalusia. Another Malaga favorite, Imanol Uribe’s Orange Honey, is a drama set during the Spanish Civil War.
Unit 7, an action drama by Alberto Rodríguez (Seven Virgins), has played well at this year’s box office thanks to the appeal of hunk Mario Casas (I Want You) and its vibrant closeup of the police fight against drugs in 1990s Seville. Frozen Silence is a thriller by Gerardo Herrero set during the Spanish campaign in Russia helping the Nazis during the 1940s. Juan Diego Botto and Carmelo Gómez star.
And from Cannes, White Elephant [pictured], by Pablo Trapero, is a co-production with Argentina about two priests in Buenos Aires’ poorest areas. Ricardo Darín stars. Dream and Silence, by Jaime Rosales, reveals the process of mourning of a family after a deadly accident.
Documentary films have a strong presence, with selections including. Sons of the Clouds, The Last Colony, directed by Alvaro Longoria and produced by Javier Bardem; and The Bulding, by Víctor Moreno, about renovating an emblematic skyscraper in Madrid.
Wilaya, by Pedro Pérez Rosado, is about a woman who goes back to the Western Sahara refugee camps to mourn his mother. Iceberg, by Gabriel Velázquez, is a quiet film about three teenagers in rural Spain. Katmandú, A Mirror in the Sky, by well known Icíar Bollaín, tells the story of a Spanish teacher in Nepal.
Finally, Made in Spain will screen for the first time in Spain Sleepless Knights after its screening in the Berlinale Forum. A Co-production with Germany, it tells the romance between a policeman and a vacationer in Extremadura and is directed by Cristina Díaz and Stefan Butzmülhen.