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Alfonso Rivera


1066 articles available in total starting from 16/11/2007. Last article published on 24/09/2020.

Review: Courtroom 3H

Review: Courtroom 3H

In his first documentary, Antonio Méndez Esparza keeps exposing the realities of life in the United States, this time from a Florida family court — where emotions are always running high  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: My Heart Goes Boom!

Review: My Heart Goes Boom!

Colourful, vivacious and altogether joyous guilty pleasure from Nacho Álvarez, based on the songs of Raffaella Carrà — who taught us such important lessons as ‘making love is better in the south’  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | RTVE Screenings

Review: Last Days of Spring

Review: Last Days of Spring

Isabel Lamberti’s first full-length film is a dexterous reconstruction of a true story brought to life by the original protagonists: a family living in Madrid’s shanty town, La Cañada Real  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Isabel Lamberti  • Director of Last Days of Spring

Interview: Isabel Lamberti • Director of Last Days of Spring

“That’s my way of finding my roots — through film”

We caught up with Isabel Lamberti to talk about her first full-length feature, Last Days of Spring, which centres on a group of people living in a shanty town in Madrid  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: Ane is Missing

Review: Ane is Missing

David Pérez Sañudo displays great cinematic skill, sensitivity and depth in his first full-length feature  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: An Optical Illusion

Review: An Optical Illusion

Juan Cavestany whisks us away to the very confines of reality with a film that constantly switches genres and which pays little heed to convention – or the guidebooks  

21/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Juan Cavestany • Director of An Optical Illusion

Interview: Juan Cavestany • Director of An Optical Illusion

"Reality has lived up to my films"

It proved impossible to have just your everyday chat with Juan Cavestany, a highly unconventional auteur who is presenting his latest film, An Optical Illusion, at the San Sebastián Film Festival  

21/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Review: Akelarre

Review: Akelarre

In this luminous period film, Argentinian director Pablo Agüero revives the story of a group of women who fell victim to a witch-hunt fuelled by misogyny and the persecution of freedom  

21/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

David Pérez Sañudo • Director of Ane is Missing

Interview: David Pérez Sañudo • Director of Ane is Missing

“The generation gap is something that fascinates me”

Basque director David Pérez’s début film, Ane is Missing, delves into motherhood, the intergenerational divide and (re-found) unity in the face of adversity  

21/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Pablo Agüero • Director of Akelarre

Interview: Pablo Agüero • Director of Akelarre

"I steered clear of period-film clichés"

Pablo Agüero talks to us about his new film, Akelarre, the chronicle of a witch hunt that took place centuries ago, but the repercussions of which can still be clearly felt today  

18/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

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