San Sebastian Film Festival 2012

Non-competitive selection showcasing Spanish films of the year, including productions previously premiered or not in Spain. The Festival offers these films an excellent international launch-pad.

View other San Sebastian Film Festival Films by strand: Culinary Zinema - Film and Gastronomy, Horizontes Lantinos, In Progress - Ten Years With Latin American Cinema, New Directors, Official Selection, Very Funny Things, Zabaltegi-Pearls, Zabaltegi-Specials, Zinemara

White Elephant White Elephant
White Elephant and 30 Years Of Darkness
30 Years Of Darkness (30 años de oscuridad) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Manuel H Martín; Writer: Jorge Laplace; Stars: Juan Diego, Ana Fernández)
This documentary portrays the eventful life of Manuel Cortés, known as "the mole of Mijas", a victim of political persecution who remained in hiding for thirty years, a ghost of the Civil War.
As Luck Would Have It (La chispa de la vida) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2011; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Randy Feldman; Stars: Salma Hayek, José Mota, Fernando Tejero, Blanca Portillo, Juan Luis Galiardo)
Can a freak accident help a washed-up ad executive help to care for his family?
Carmina o revienta (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Paco León; Writer: Paco León; Stars: Carmina Barrios, María León, Paco Casaus, Ana María García, Raimundo Carrasco, Fran Torres, Miguel Alcíbar, José Mari Bizcocho, Mari Paz Sayago, Guillermo Weickert, Paqui Montoya, Antonio León, Antonio Estrada, Rafael Martín Ortiz, Antonio Adarve)
Carmina is a 58-year-old woman who runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville, after several robberies she devises her own way of getting the lost money back.
Dream and Silence (Sueño y silencio) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2012; Director: Jaime Rosales; Writer: Jaime Rosales, Enric Rufas; Stars: Celia Correas, Yolanda Galocha, Laura Latorre, Alba Ros, Oriol Rosselló, Jaume Terradas)
Oriol and Yolanda, who live in Paris with their two daughters, are on holiday in the Ebro Delta, when an accident transforms their lives.
Edificio España (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Víctor Moreno; Writer: Víctor Moreno, Rodrigo Rodríguez)
A documentary about the project to completely renovate the Edificio España, an emblematic building in Madrid that symbolised prosperity under Franco.
As Luck Would Have It As Luck Would Have It
As Luck Would Have It and The Wild Ones
Frozen Silence (Silencio en la nieve) (Country: Spain, Lithuania; Year: 2011; Director: Gerardo Herrero; Writer: Ignacio del Valle, Nicolás Saad; Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Carmelo Gómez, Rafa Castejón, Víctor Clavijo, Francesc Orella, Adolfo Fernández, Andrés Gertrúdix, Antanas Surgailis, Alex Spijksma, Sergi Calleja, Jordi Aguilar, Antonio Mora, Javier Mejía)
A mysterious thriller set in the Second World War.
Iceberg (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Gabriel Velázquez; Writer: Blanca Torres, Gabriel Velázquez; Stars: Víctor García, Carolina Morocho, Jesús Nieto, Juanma Sevillano)
Three interwoven stories about adolescence that come together in a winter river as it passes through a small town.
Kathmandu Lullaby (Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo) (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Icíar Bollaín, Victòria Subirana; Stars: Verónica Echegui, Saumyata Bhattarai, Norbu Tsering Gurung, Montserrat Alcoverro, Lluïsa Castell, Ferran Lahoz, Aleix Rengel)
Laia, a young Catalan teacher who moves to Kathmandu to work in a school, discovers extreme poverty and a devastatingly bleak education system that excludes those in greatest need.
Orange Honey (Miel de naranjas) (Country: Spain, Portugal; Year: 2012; Director: Imanol Uribe; Writer: Remedios Crespo; Stars: Blanca Suárez, Ángela Molina, Bárbara Lennie, Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Antonio Dechent, Carlos Santos, Nora Navas, Filipe Duarte, José Manuel Poga, Jesús Carroza, Marco D'Almeida, Fernando Soto, Ramón Ibarra, Adelfa Calvo)
A love story set in 1950s Andalusia, where a young man finds he can longer tolerate the injustices in the town.
Sleepless Knights (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Stefan Butzmühlen, Cristina Diz; Writer: Stefan Butzmühlen, Cristina Diz; Stars: Raul Godoy)
A love story between a young holidaymaker and a policeman in a village in Extremadura strongly attached to its old rituals and traditions.
Sons Of The Clouds (Hijos de las nubes, la última colonia) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Álvaro Longoria; Writer: Álvaro Longoria; Stars: Javier Bardem, Elena Anaya, Carlos Bardem, Manu Chao, Felipe González, Álvaro Longoria, Francesco Bastagli, Paul Nahon, Roland Dumas, Frank Ruddy, Ese Okiti, Mohamed Lamine Bouhali, Jean Francois-Poncet, Fatma Mehdi, Angie de Birch)
In this documentary directed by Álvaro Longoria and produced by Javier Bardem, the actor guides the audience through the complex world of international diplomacy and the geo-strategic interests that have sparked off the Arab Spring, analysing the grim story of the inhabitants of the Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.
Unit 7 (Grupo 7) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Alberto Rodríguez; Writer: Rafael Cobos, Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Mario Casas, Joaquín Núñez, José Manuel Poga, Inma Cuesta, Estefanía Santos de los, Julián Villagrán, Alfonso Sánchez, Carlos Olalla, Lucía Guerrero, Diana Lázaro, Jesús Carroza, Juan Carlos de Borbón)
A thriller about the activities of a police unit called Grupo 7 who pay little attention to the thin line that separates the unethical from the openly illegal.
White Elephant (Elefante blanco) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Pablo Trapero; Writer: Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia, Federico Barga, Esteban Díaz, Pablo Gatti, Walter Jacob, Raul Ramos, Susana Varela, Julio Zarza)
The story of the friendship between two priests who settle in a Buenos Aires slum area to carry out their ministry and social work.
Wilaya (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Pedro Pérez Rosado; Writer: Pedro Pérez Rosado; Stars: Aziza Brahim)
Fatimetu goes back to the Saharan Refugee Camps in Tinduf (Algeria) when her mother dies and meets up again with her brothers and sisters. She learns that her mothers' last wish were for her to stay there to look after her sister Hayat.
The Wild Ones (Els nens salvatges) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Patricia Ferreira; Writer: Patricia Ferreira, Virginia Yagüe; Stars: Marina Comas, Àlex Monner, Albert Baró, Aina Clotet, Ana Fernández, José Luis García Pérez, Montse Germán, Francesc Orella, Marisol Membrillo, Clara Segura, Emma Vilarasau, Lluís Villanueva, Eduardo Velasco, Mercè Pons, Xavier Ripoll)
A film which focuses on the world of teenagers, on their challenges and the lack of communication between them and their elders.
Winning Streak (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Eduard Cortés; Writer: Eduard Cortés, Piti Español; Stars: Daniel Brühl, Sonia Casademont, Hui Chi Chiu, Xelo Curiel, Eduard Fernández, Lluís Homar, Ferran Lahoz, Rachel Lascar, Micka Luna, Vicente Romero, Marina Salas, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, Mark Ullod, Oriol Vila)
The thrilling story of a group of youngsters who attempt to clear out casinos by playing roulette.
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