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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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Terrence Malick's ''The Tree Of Life'', winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2011

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The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) grants its Grand Prix for Best Film of the year to TERRENCE MALICK'S THE TREE OF LIFE. The prize is the result of a vote by 205 critics across the world, all members of FIPRESCI on any feature-length film from the previous 12 months. The prize will be presented at the opening gala of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition on September 16th at the Kursaal Auditorium. TERRENCE MALICK'S THE TREE OF LIFE will open the Zabaltegi-Pear...

San Sebastian Festival's Horizontes Latinos section

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  Thirteen films to compete in San Sebastian Festival's Horizontes Latinos section The Horizontes Latinos programme at the 59 edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival includes thirteen films from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. All will compete for the Horizontes Award. The Mexican movie MISS BALA will open the section. This Mexican production directed by Gerardo Naranjo, competed in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the las...

Glenn Close, Donostia Award at the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival

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Sometimes just a film or a guest or one single snap makes the whole trip worth it. The presence of Glenn Close at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival to receive The Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement award and to present her latest film, Rodrigo García's 'Albert Nobbs'  it´s my thing. Glenn Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp. Her performance in the film earned her awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the ...

San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''

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San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''   The retrospective dedicated to American film noir will open at the 59th edition of the Festival with TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, a film to compete in the Official Selection at Venice Festival. This gripping thriller proves that the genre is fighting trim: set in the Texas bayous, the tale tracks two detectives pitted against mysterious unsolved murders all occurring in a haunti...

Intouchables to close San Sebastian Film Festival

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The 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival will close with the world premiere screening of Intouchables (Untouchable), written and directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Intouchables will be screened out-of-competition following the Festival closing gala on September 24th.  Intouchables is a witty comedy on the unexpected friendship arising between two people with nothing in common and very different ways of understanding life: a millionaire left tetraplegic after an accident ...

''Culinary Zinema: Cinema and Gastronomy''

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The Berlin International Film Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival sign a collaboration agreement for the section ''Culinary Zinema: Cinema and Gastronomy'', jointly organized by Basque Culinary Center and the San Sebastian Festival. San Sebastian and its surroundings boast the world's highest concentration of Michelin stars per square metre, all held by Basque chefs enormously well known and appreciated around the planet: Mugaritz (2 Michelin stars and listed third by ...

Spanish films in San Sebastian International film Festival

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  The programme of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition includes 15 Spanish films in the Official Selection and Zabaltegi, the section where the latest movies by established directors rub shoulders with new works from young filmmakers. Three of these titles will compete for the Golden Shell and another three for the Kutxa-New Directors Award; the others will be screened out-of-competition. Enrique Urbizu, Isaki Lacuesta and Benito Zambrano in the run for the Golden Shell NO HAB...

''The Tree Of Life'' to open Zabaltegi-Pearls Section of San Sebastian International Film Festival

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''The Tree Of Life'', Golden Palm at Cannes Festival, and ''Nader and Simin: A Separation'', Golden Bear at Berlin, in the Zabaltegi-Pearls Section of San Sebastian International Film Festival A selection of some of the finest films screened this year at important international film festivals will be presented in the Zabaltegi-Pearls section at the 59th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival starting Sep.16th with The Tree of life. Here we list the first films selected to com...

First films announced at San Sebastian Official Selection

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Terence Davies, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Arturo Ripstein, Wang Xiaoshuai, Sarah Polley and Julie Delpy in the Official Selection at San Sebastian International Film Festival Yet another year San Sebastian International Film Festival unites prestigious international filmmakers who will present their latest works. Productions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, China, Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Sweden will gather at the event to compete for the Golden Shell. The oth...

59th San Sebastian Film Festival - Classic retrospective. JACQUES DEMY

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   In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to the work of French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931-Paris 1990), a figure key to French cinema who pumped surprising new breath into the musical genre. Although initially grouped with other young directors belonging to the nouvelle vague movement,Demy's work eventually became so unique and difficult to classify that he set off along his own, absolutely personal path. His original approach t...

Intruders will open San Sebastian 59th Film Festival

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's Intruders will open San Sebastian International Film Festival The opening gala of the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival will present Intruders, the new film from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto, 28 Weeks Later) and one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish movies of the coming season. Intruders is a horror/thriller featuring an international cast starring Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala and Kerry Fox...

San Sebastian Festival will run from Friday 16 to Saturday 24 September

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  POSTERS The star of the poster for the 59th edition is a suitcase, an invitation to embark on the journey represented by a film festival   The new image for the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival was presented at an event in San Sebastian's Kutxaespacio Science Museum. At this meeting, we announced the winner of the poster competition launched for the first time this year for the Official, Zabaltegi and Horizontes Latinos sections. Open to graphic designers across the wor...

SAN SEBASTIAN´S GOLDEN SHELL TO NEDS by PETER MULLAN

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 58th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members: Mr. GORAN PASKALJEVIC (Serbia) (President) Ms. JO ALLEN (UK)Mr. JOSE CORONADO (Spain)Ms. CLAUDIA LLOSA (Perú)Mr. RAYA MARTIN (Philippines)Mr. PABLO TRAPERO (Argentina)Ms. LUCY WALKER (UK) at a meeting on 23rd September 2010, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: SPECIAL MENTION to “A JAMA” by DAOUD AOULAD-SYAD (Morocco-France) For the complexity achieved by a si...

VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award

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80 egunean/In 80 days wins the VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award.   As part of the International Film Festival, Fomento de San Sebastián will present the ‘VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award’ to the feature film which best reflects the natural, urban and cultural values of the cities and regions in which it is set. This award, which is to be held for the sixth time, seeks to recognise the work of the audiovisual producers who generate bus...

Julia Roberts - Donostia Award received in San Sebastian

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Julia Roberts received in San Sebastian Donostia Award. Accompanied by Javier Bardem co-star in EAT,PREY,LOVE. Julia Roberts has participated in some of the most successful films of the last 20 years, working with top directors and becoming one of the most admired actresses in world cinema.   Julia Roberts was born in Smyrna (Georgia) on 28 October 1967. Her unstoppable career in the movie world started in 1987 with J. Christian Ingvordsen’s Firehouse, and she already made p...

Julia Roberts arrives to the San Sebastian film festival to receive Donostia Award

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Julia Roberts arrived last night to San Sebastian where she will be receiving tonight the Donostia Award for a lifetime achievement She was accompanied by her film co-star Javier Bardem. After the gala for the first time in Spain we will see Eat,love and Pray, their latest film together. ...

Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20

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Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20 Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and director Ryan Marphy to present ''Eat Pray Love'' at the 58th San Sebastian Festival     Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition. Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbe...

Opening and closing films selected in San Sebastian Film Festival

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''Chicogrande'', by Felipe Cazals, opening film of San Sebastian Film Festival 58th Edition ''Elle s'appelait Sarah (Sarah’s Key)'', by the French filmmaker Gilles Paquet-Brenner, will close the 58th San Sebastian Festival   The actress Yun Junghee will open Zabaltegi-Pearls with Poetry while Richard J. Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike will present Barney’s Version, the film closing Zabaltegi-Pearls in San Sebastian. For his part, Diego Luna will open the Horizo...

Goran Paskaljevic to chair the Official Jury at the 58th San Sebastian Festival

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Goran Paskaljevic to chair the Official Jury at the 58th San Sebastian Festival The make-up artist, Jo Allen, actor José Coronado, directors Claudia Llosa, Raya Martin, Pablo Trapero and Lucy Walker are the other six members of the Official Jury ...

Zabaltegi-New Directors

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Fifteen films from seventeen countries to participate in Zabaltegi-New Directors All will contend for the Kutxa-New Directors Award, carrying €90,000 The two Spanish movies included in the Section are 'Blog', by Elena Trapé, and 'Izarren Argia', by Mikel Rueda Fifteen films from seventeen countries will participate in the Zabaltegi-New Directors Section at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. They will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award alongside another two ti...

Horizontes Award

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Eleven latin american films to contend for the Horizontes Award 'Abel', opera prima from Diego Luna produced by Gael García Bernal, will open Horizontes Latinos Eleven movies from different Latin American countries will contend for the Horizontes Award and its 35,000 Euros at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. At this event, the Horizontes Latinos section showcases a selection of the most interesting and innovating Latin American films made over the last twelve months, wit...

Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival - Spanish films

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Four spanish films to compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival The new films by José María de Orbe (Aita), Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena (Elisa K), Oscar Aibar (El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vázquez) and Agustí Villaronga (Pa Negre (Black Bread) will run for the Golden Shell Aita is, after La línea recta (The Straight Line) (2006), the second movie from José María de Orbe, one of current Spanish cinema’s most unclassifiable and personal direct...

Official Selection - John Sayles, Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Raúl Ruiz and Peter Mullan

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John Sayles, Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Raúl Ruiz and Peter Mullan in the Official Selection Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell. The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the...

Discover the contents of the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival edition

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  The new image for the 58th San Sebastian Festival was unveiled at an event in the city’s Science Kutxaespacio Museum. For the fourth year running, Oscar Mariné has set the lines of the graphic design for the edition. On this occasion, a special spirit invites us to discover with resolve, inquisitiveness and defiance the contents of the Festival’s 58th edition. The 58th Festival will run for nine days, from Friday 17 to Saturday 25 September. As usual, the three competi...

Slide Show Photo Gallery from San Sebastian 2009

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