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San Sebastián 2018

Europa Distribution wonders how to give old films a new life

Europa Distribution wonders how to give old films a new life

The organisation hosted a panel at the San Sebastián International Film Festival dedicated to the exploitation of film catalogues  

11/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | Industry

Simon Jaquemet • Director

Interview: Simon Jaquemet • Director

"I'm interested in exploring characters who are at war with themselves"

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We talked to Swiss director Simon Jaquemet about his second long-awaited feature film The Innocent, screened in competition at the festival  

04/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Review: To War

Review: To War

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Argentina’s Francisco Marise debuts with a film that blurs the boundaries between fiction and documentary, portraying a Cuban man holding on fast to his memories of war  

02/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Xacio Baño • Director

Interview: Xacio Baño • Director

"I didn't want to do things I'd already done with the shorts"

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Galician director Xacio Baño, one of the most respected voices in the Spanish short filmmaking scene, talks about his first feature, Trot  

02/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Hadrian Marcu  • Director

Interview: Hadrian Marcu • Director

“Once you have the right actors, the way you work with them becomes natural”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Hadrian Marcu debuts as a feature-film director with A Decent Man, a smart, sensitive and confident work about a regular but troubled Romanian man  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Ismet Sijarina  • Director

Interview: Ismet Sijarina • Director

"These were the years when we didn’t live, but merely existed"

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: We chatted to Kosovar director Ismet Sijarina, whose debut feature, Cold November, has just world-premiered in the New Directors section  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Matthias Huser, Tolga Dilsiz  • Director, producer

Interview: Matthias Huser, Tolga Dilsiz • Director, producer

"What is really important is the energy that lies beneath the surface in people we work with"

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Director Matthias Huser and producer Tolga Dilsiz discuss The Jungle, which won the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | Industry

Claire Denis  • Director

Interview: Claire Denis • Director

“This is a film about love, loneliness and tenderness”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: One of the most highly respected and celebrated European filmmakers, Claire Denis, discusses the details of High Life, her entry in this year’s official competition  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | Competition

Koldo Almandoz • Director

Interview: Koldo Almandoz • Director

“The challenge was making a conventional film.”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Basque director Koldo Almandoz was in San Sebastián to present his second film, The Deer, just days before its release in Spain  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors

Review: A Decent Man

Review: A Decent Man

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Romanian filmmaker Hadrian Marcu makes his feature debut with this intimate yet acerbic portrait offering a reflection on what it means to be a man in today’s world  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2018 | New Directors