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Blogging from San Sebastian September 17-25, 2021

Coverage Recap of 61st edition. Photo gallery 2013 Recap of 63rd edition, video I Recap of 64th edition, video I Recap of 65th edition, video / Recap of 66th edition https://youtu.be/QaoU9ZXi4Rg /Recap of 68th edition, video https://youtu.be/fktYpcd5wMc


 


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Monica Bellucci and Bahman Gobhadi to present "Fasle Kargadan / Rhino Season"

  On Wednesday September 26th at 19:00, the Kursaal Auditorium will host the European premiere of Bahman Gobhadi´s film, Fasle Karagdan / Rhino Season. The director will attend the screening with the cast headliners Monica Bellucci, Behrouz Vossoughi and Belçim Bilgin. Bahman Gobhadi has won the Golden Shell on two occasions at the San Sebastian Festival, in 2004 with Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand / Turtles Can Fly and in 2006 with Niwemang / Half Moon. In 2007 Gobhadi was...

John Travolta & Oliver Stone received the Donostia award

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Last night American actor John Travolta received the Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement recognition. He´s in San Sebastian to present his latest movie, Savages, with director Oliver Stone who received one of the Special 60th anniversary Donostia Award at the same gala.  Savages co-star,actor Benicio del Toro was the master of ceremony. Travolta has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, one of which was for his brilliant portrayal of a philosophising hit-...

Arbitrage opens the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival

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The 60th San Sebastian Film Festival was officially opened in a ceremony hosted by Spanish actors JoséCoronado, Barbara Goenaga and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. A look back over the highs and lows of 60 years of cinema in San Sebastian with the help of archive footage was the storyline of this gala night. Producer Christine Vachon, Official Jury president, expressed the jury interest in working hard to arrive to the best agreement to hand the 60Th Golden Shell Awards. Durin...

60 Years of San Sebastian International Film Festival

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This year the Festival will be celebrating its 60th consecutive edition with the same enthusiasm felt the day it first saw the light on September 21st 1953. Conceived as an International Film Week for the purpose of screening and marketing films, it was not long before the IFFPA granted it B status (non-competitive), thanks to the success of its first edition. A year later it was called the International Film Festival, and in 1955 the IFFPA recognized the festival as competitive, spec...

Dustin Hoffman, Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award

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  Today we attended the official presentation of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Every day since the beginning of September we have been receiving news about films and film stars that will be attending the San Sebastian Film Festival on its 60th Anniversary due from 21-29 of September. Names like Richard Gere,Susan Sarandon,Oliver Stone,Tommy Lee Jones,John Travolta,Ewan MacGregor will be on the red carpet during the festival. Today jet anothe...

Michael Haneke's "Amour", winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix

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The award will be presented at the opening gala of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awards its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to AMOUR, directed by Michael Haneke. The award is the result of votes cast by members of FIPRESCI, 225 critics worldwide, for any feature-length film premièred internationally during the previous year. The prize will be presented at the opening gala of the San Sebastian Festiv...

Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

Oliver Stone Special Donostia/San Sebastian fest 60th anniversary Award

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  Oliver Stone's latest film, Savages, will enjoy its premiere at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The North American director will receive a Special Award in tribute to his career bestowed by the San Sebastian Festival on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. Oliver Stone (New York, 1946) is today one of the most emblematic makers of modern American film thanks to his treatment of red-hot social and political topics and his powerful visual style. Stone started in ...

San Sebastian Festival - Classic retrospective. GEORGES FRANJU

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French filmmaker Georges Franju is to be the subject of one the retrospectives programmed for the 60th San Sebastian Festival to take place from 21-29 September 2012. Georges Franju (12-4-1912 / 5-11-1987) was an enormously influential figure in French film culture. In 1936 he founded the Cinémathèque Française with Henri Langlois. His career as a director began in 1949 with documentaries, a field to which he contributed some of the greatest titles ever in the genre. His early works - L...

San Sebastian Festival - Thematic retrospective: Very Funny Things. New American Comedy

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  VERY FUNNY THINGS. NEW AMERICAN COMEDY is the title of the thematic retrospective to be dedicated by this year's San Sebastian Festival to new trends in American comedy movies. Comedy, a genre that already had an extremely long-standing Hollywood tradition, has seen a revival in recent decades thanks to a contemporary angle with place for irreverence, non-political correctness and social satire. A new generation of directors, screenwriters, actors and comedians have become today's...

Paseantes de Donostia Exhibition

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   From August 10th to September 30th the exhibition PASEANTES DE DONOSTIA could be visited at the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian. A revision of the history of the San Sebastian Film Festival (this year reaches its 60th edition) told in images by some of the best photographers: Inés Barreda de Biurrun, Nagore Iraola, Pipo Fernández, Juantxo Egaña, Paco Marí, Jose Manuel Bielsa, David Calle, Jaime Basterretche, Jerónimo Ortiz, Juan Aygües, Moncho Trullos, Javier Gallego,Chema...

Twelve titles to compete in the “Horizontes Latinos” section at San Sebastian Festival

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  The "Horizontes Latinos" programmes at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival includes the works of twelve filmmakers from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. A selection of films to have competed or been presented at important international festivals, but which have not yet been screened at a Spanish festival or commercially released in our country. The latest work by Carlos Reygadas, one of the best known Mexican filmmakers on the international...

San Sebastian Film festival: Spanish films announced

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  We attended today in Madrid a press conference at the Academia de Cine in which all Spanish films to be shown in San Sebastian have been announced. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival Another three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Some impo...

Ben Affleck will present Argo in San Sebastian Film Festival

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San Sebastian Film Festival is boiling with news.   Yesterday we learnt that "Arbitrage", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in competition and both actors are confirmed to attend the inauguration gala. Both of them have received Donostia Awards in previous years in recognition of their entire careers: Richard Gere at the 55th edition in 2007 and Susan Sarandon at the 43rd edition in 19...

San Sebastian Film Festival: Posters and clips to all sections

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  We are getting ready to the opening night of the 60Th San Sebastian International Film Festival due from 21-29 September. Posters of all sections have been revealed and this year we also have a selection of clips announcing each section and retrospectives. A moving number 60 celebrates the 60th San Sebastian Festival from its poster   In the Official selection category "60 Cine(tico)", the poster presented by the designer from San Sebastian and di...

Vote for the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival Poster

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 YOU can decide the poster of the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival. Phase 2 of Pster Competiton has already began. After receiving all candidates, more than 1000 posters among the four categories,now is your time to vote until April 10th. Click on the link and vote! http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/postercontest/ccarteles.php?id=2738 Remember the 4 categories available are: OFICIAL SELECTION ZABALTEGI NEW DIRECTORS HORIZONTES LATINOS ...

POSTER COMPETITION 60TH SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL

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The San Sebastian Festival calls its first online competition for posters to provide the official image of its 60th edition. The competition is open to all designers who wish to present their proposals and the public will vote for their favourite posters. A jury will choose the winner from the posters to receive most votes and prizes will be drawn among voters of the winning proposals.    COMPETITION TIMELINE • Submission and presentation of proposals: February 1...

Los pasos dobles wins Golden Shell in San Sebastian

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The Spanish film "Los pasos dobles" directed by Isaki Lacuesta received the Golden Shell award at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival.                                        Last night and for the first time live during the closin gala, we received attonished the news of the palmares. Jury and critics not always coincide so that most of the awards came as a surprise. Here they are! the 59th San Sebastian Film F...

First awards at San Sebastian Film Festival

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              We are about t finish this 59th San Sebastian Film Festival and the awards are been given away. Along this week we´ve seen two of the most important people of the Spanish movie industry receive live long achivements PREMIO UNA VIDA DE CINE  2011  - KUTXA IMANOL ARIAS (actor) PREMIO ZINEMIRA  - ELIAS QUEREJETA (producer) On the other hand  other awards were announced: PR...

Glenn Close – Donostia Award 2011

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Glenn Close received tonight the Donostia Award, a life time achievement award, during the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival.The actress, really moved, confessed that this was her first life time achievement award and she was grateful to the festival and she dedicated it to all the people who where there from the beginning and she also had an special mention to her daughter.After the gala the European premiere (out-of-competition) of her latest film, Albert Nobbs, which she also co-produced and ...

Glenn Close presents ´Albert Nobbs´ in San Sebastian Film Festival

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Tonight Glenn Close will receive The Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement award but first the actress is heer to present her latest film, Rodrigo García's 'Albert Nobbs'. At the press conference hold this morning she confess that "It´ll be lovely to be nominated" when asked about the possibilities that her role of a woman who has to dress and live like a man to achieve her dream in the Victorian society, could have. She defined her character as an innocent survivor. ...

Agustí Villaronga receives The Spanish Cinematography Award

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  Today at the incredible site of San Telmo´s Museum, Spanish Goya Award director Agustí Villaronga received the Spanish Cinematography Award. His latest film Pa Negre obtained 9 awards at the latest Goya Academy Awards included best director and best film. ...

Frances McDormand, Chair of the Official Selection Jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival

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  The actress Frances McDormand will chair the Official Selection Jury at the 59th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. As we already announced on September 2, the other members of the Jury are: Guillermo Arriaga (writer, screenwriter and film director) Álex de la Iglesia (film director) Bent Hamer (film director) Bai Ling (actress) Sophie Maintigneux (cinematographer)   Sophie Okonedo (actress). ...

JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL

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In two weeks time will be reporting live from San Sebastian all the photocalls, press conferences, awards and general events scheduled at the 59th edition. At today´s press conference leaded by José Luis Rebordinos,the Festival Director, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. Rebordinos and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme, activities,the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to...

''Digital Shadows: Last Generation Chinese Film'' cycle at San Sebastian Festival

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  This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival joins hands with the city's San Telmo Museum to organise the cycle «Digital Shadows: Last Generation Chinese Film», an event also benefitting from the collaboration of the Filmoteca de Catalunya. The exhibit comprises twenty films made in digital media from 2000-2010, a way of turning the spotlight on some of the most interesting Chinese moviemakers to have burst onto the scene in the last decade while giving us a look at how t...

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