San Sebastian Film Festival 2011

Thirteen films from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. All will compete for the Horizontes Award.

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The Cinema Hold Up The Cinema Hold Up
The Cinema Hold Up and Miss Bala
Acacias (Las Acacias) (Year: 2011; Director: Pablo Giorgelli; Writer: Pablo Giorgelli, Salvador Roselli; Stars: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani)
A truck driver agrees to transport a woman and her baby, not anticipating the change it may bring to his quiet life.
All Your Dead Ones (Todos Tus Muertos) (Country: Colombia; Year: 2010; Director: Carlos Moreno; Writer: Carlos Moreno, Alonso Torres; Stars: Alvaro Rodríguez, Jorge Herrera, Martha Marquez, Harold Devasten, John Alex Castillo)
One morning, a peasant wakes to find a pile of bodies in the middle of his crops. When he goes to the authorities, he quickly realises that the dead ones are a problem nobody wants to deal with.
Back To Stay (Abrir Puertas y Ventanas) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Milagros Mumenthaler; Writer: Milagros Mumenthaler)
Subtle portrayal of the everyday lives of three sisters living in their grandmother’s house since her death.
Between Night And Day (Entre la noche y el día) (Year: 2011; Director: Bernardo Arellano; Writer: Bernardo Arellano; Stars: Francisco Cruz, Arcelia Ramírez, Carmen Beato, Gabino Rodríguez, Joaquín Cosio), Official Site
The story of a solitary man with autism fleeing from domestic abuse and finding a haven in the midst of nature.
Bonsái: A Story Of Love, Books And Plants (Bonsái) (Year: 2011; Director: Cristián Jiménez; Writer: Cristián Jiménez, Alejandro Zambra; Stars: Gabriela Arancibia, Cristóbal Briceño, Julio Carrasco, Nathalia Galgani, Trinidad González, Ingrid Isensee, Paola Lattus, Hugo Medina, Diego Noguera, Alicia Rodríguez, Andrés Waas)
Tragic-comic love story between two youngsters amid books, literary quotes, coming-togethers and fall-outs.
Acacias Acacias
Acacias and Girimunho
The Cinema Hold Up (Asalto Al Cine) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Iria Gomez; Writer: Iria Gomez, Juan Pablo Gómez; Stars: Gabino Rodríguez, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Ángel Sosa, Paulina Avalos, Dolores Heredia, Susana Salazar, María Gelia, Gabriela Reynoso, Juan Manuel Bernal, Roberto de Loera, Carlos Valencia, Luis Javier Becerril, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Javier Oliván, Harold Torres)
Four childhood pals decide to rob a cinema.
Found Memories (Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Julia Murat)
A young man attempts to unravel the mysteries of a ghost town.
Girimunho (Country: Brazil, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Clarissa Campolina, Helvecio Marins Jr; Writer: Felipe Bragança; Stars: Maria Sebastiana Martins Álvaro, Maria da Conceição Gomes de Moura, Luciene Soares da Silva, Wanderson Soares da Silva)
Snapshot of the life of a widowed octogenarian.
Miss Bala (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Gerardo Naranjo; Writer: Mauricio Katz, Gerardo Naranjo; Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, Gabriel Heads, Noe Hernandez, James Russo, Jose Yenque), Official Site
An aspiring beauty queen finds herself mixed up with a drug lord.
Pescador (Year: 2011; Director: Sebastián Cordero; Writer: Juan Fernando Andrade, Sebastián Cordero; Stars: Andrés Crespo, María Cecilia Sánchez)
A fisherman stumbles on a load of cocaine, prompting him to turn drug dealer.
Bonsái: A Story Of Love, Books And Plants Bonsái: A Story Of Love, Books And Plants
Bonsái: A Story Of Love, Books And Plants and All Your Dead Ones
Porfirio (Year: 2011; Director: Alejandro Landes; Writer: Mateo Ingouville, Alejandro Landes, Ezequiel Schmoller; Stars: Porfirio Ramirez, Jarlinsson Ramirez, Yor Jasbleidy Santos), Official Site
A man handicapped during the Colombian conflict who decides to take the law into his own hands in a final bid to fight the deaf, bureaucratic state that refuses to support him.
Ulysees (Ulises) (Country: Peru, Chile; Year: 2011; Director: Oscar Godoy; Writer: Oscar Godoy, Daniel Laguna; Stars: Jorge Román, Francisca Gavilán)
The misadventures of a Peruvian immigrant in Chile.
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