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1334 articles available in total starting from 16/11/2007. Last article published on 27/09/2021.

Review: Josephine

Review: Josephine

The feature debut by Javier Marco, boasting dedicated performances from Emma Suárez and Roberto Álamo, is a sensitive film revolving around a couple of lonesome, wounded animals  

27/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

Review: The Daughter

Review: The Daughter

After Cannibal and The Motive, which took part in previous editions of this festival, Manuel Martín Cuenca returns to lay bare the meanness hidden behind the most obsessive of desires  

27/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Out of Competition

Alejandro Amenábar • Director of La Fortuna

Interview: Alejandro Amenábar • Director of La Fortuna

“Why can’t we go back to the emotions we felt at the cinema as children?”

We chatted with the Spanish filmmaker about to take San Sebastián by storm with his first TV series, produced by Movistar+, inspired by a graphic novel and brimming with action and adventure  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Out of Competition

Paco Plaza  • Director of The Grandmother

Interview: Paco Plaza • Director of The Grandmother

“Any director would aspire to wanting someone to walk out of their film at the movie theatre”

Horror comes pounding on the doors of San Sebastián with brute force in this film by the Spanish director, which was penned by Carlos Vermut, the winner of the Golden Shell for Magical Girl  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Jonás Trueba • Director of Who’s Stopping Us

Interview: Jonás Trueba • Director of Who’s Stopping Us

“It’s an entirely unpremeditated, intuitive piece of filmmaking”

The Spanish filmmaker vies for the Golden Shell with this genre-defying feature, coaxed into life over the course of five years with the generous participation of a cast of young actors  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Manu Gómez  • Director of Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

Interview: Manu Gómez • Director of Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

“I don’t agree with Hitchcock”

The Basque filmmaker makes his debut with a feature film set in the tumultuous decade of the 80s, seen through the eyes of the child that he was back then  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | RTVE Galas

Review: The Good Boss

Review: The Good Boss

Javier Bardem and Fernando León de Aranoa are firing on all cylinders in this convulsive, hilarious and accomplished dark comedy about the indignities of working life  

21/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Review: Maixabel

Review: Maixabel

Reconciliation is the central theme of this taut political drama, directed by Icíar Bollaín and brought to life by an outstanding ensemble cast  

20/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Icíar Bollaín   • Director of Maixabel

Interview: Icíar Bollaín • Director of Maixabel

"In the Basque Country, they still have a complex task ahead of them – that of learning to live together"

In her new movie – and with the complete dedication of her accomplice Blanca Portillo – the Madrilenian filmmaker reconstructs a recent real-life event linked with the terrorism suffered by Spain  

17/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Juan Sebastián Mesa’s The Rust

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Juan Sebastián Mesa’s The Rust

This Colombian-French co-production is the second feature by the director of Los Nadie and is competing in the New Directors section of San Sebastián  

16/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

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