San Sebastian Film Festival 2013

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Of Horses and Men Of Horses and Men
Of Horses and Men and Mother Of George
All About The Feathers (Por Las Plumas) (Country: Costa Rica; Year: 2013; Director: Neto Villalobos)
A black comedy about Chalo, a lone security guard who acquires his first cockfighting rooster and discovers the bittersweet taste of friendship.
The Blinding Sunlight (Ci Yan De Yang Guang) (Year: 2013; Director: Yu Liu)
The real life of a low-income family living in the southern part of Beijing.
The Dune (La Dune) (Country: France, Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Yossi Aviram; Writer: Yossi Aviram; Stars: Vincent Aguesse, Mathieu Amalric, Niels Arestrup, Lior Ashkenazi, Emma de Caunes, Guy Marchand)
Through the course of several accidents and chance encounters, Hanoch and Ruben will meet and each of them will have to face a page of his personal history, a page that they both need to turn for good.
The Empty Hours (La Horas Muertas) (Year: 2013; Director: Aarón Fernández)
On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's motel single-handed, renting rooms by the hour. That's how he meets Miranda, a regular customer who goes there to wait for a lover who often arrives late, sparking a fleeting game of seduction between the two.
Funeral At Noon (Country: Israel; Year: 2013; Director: Adam Sanderson; Writer: Adam Sanderson; Stars: Matan Aberbach, Meirav Gruber, Hilla Vidor, Yuval Yanai)
A newlywed woman who is struggling with her community finds a secret hideaway.
Wolf Wolf
Wolf and Puppy Love
The Gambler (Country: Lithuania, Latvia; Year: 2013; Director: Ignas Jonynas; Writer: Ignas Jonynas, Kristupas Sabolius; Stars: Vytautas Kaniusonis, Oona Mekas, Giedre Giedraityte, Simas Lindesis, Lukas Kersys, Valerijus Jevsejevas, Romuald Lavynovic, Jonas Vaitkus, Rimas Blockis, Arturas Sablauskas)
Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.
The Green Jacket (Zelena Kofta) (Year: 2013; Director: Volodymyr Tykhyy)
In the suburbs of the city a 7-years old boy disappears. After months of fruitless searches the boy's older sister decides to take the deal over. She is confident that she knows who kidnapped her brother. Is this enough to justify a terrible revenge?
Hassan's Way: El Rayo (El Rayo) (Director: Fran Araújo, Ernesto De nova )
The odyssey of Hassan, a Moroccan immigrant who can no longer find work in Spain after thirteen years in the country and decides to go home. He puts all his savings into a second-hand tractor to secure a living in Morocco and sets out to drive it back. When he came to Spain he had nothing, now he's returning with his only belonging: el Rayo.
The Japanese Dog (Câinele Japonez) (Year: 2013; Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu )
What does it take to change a solitary life? After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods, and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time. Their expectations run high and during this brief reencounter, both try to overcome the distance that has grown between them.
Luton (Country: Greece; Year: 2013; Director: Michalis Konstantatos; Writer: Michalis Konstantatos, Stelios Likouresis; Stars: Nicholas Vlachakis, Eleftheria Komi, Christos Sapountzis, Yota Argyropoulou, Thalassini Vostantzoglou, Connie Zikou, Anna Kouroupou, Steve Krikris, Magda Lekka, Aglaia Pappa, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Maria Tsima, Munse Kamal Hossain)
Jimmy, Mary and Makis are three people living their everyday day life in an entirely different manner. They seem to have nothing in common and normally they shouldn’t even know each other…
The Gambler The Gambler
The Gambler and Hassan's Way: El Rayo
The Magnetic Tree (El árbol magnético) (Country: Spain, Chile; Year: 2013; Director: Isabel de Ayguavives; Writer: Isabel de Ayguavives; Stars: Agustín Silva, Blanca Lewin, Manuela Martelli, Andrés Gertrúdix, Catalina Saavedra, Edgardo Bruna, Daniel Alcaíno, Ximena Rivas, Gonzalo Robles, Juan Pablo Larenas, Otilio Castro)
A young boy returns to the country of his birth, Chile, after a long absence. The house in the country where he lived with his family is up for sale and they all gather to bid the place farewell. Their visit to the "magnetic tree", a local curiosity with strange properties, awakens forgotten feelings.
Mother Of George (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Andrew Dosunmu; Writer: Darci Picoult; Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Anthony Okungbowa, Yaya Alafia, Bukky Ajayi)
A husband and wife find their marraige threatened by an inability to conceive.
Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2013; Director: Benedikt Erlingsson; Writer: Benedikt Erlingsson; Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Maria Ellingsen, Helgi Björnsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Atli Rafn Sigurðsson, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Charlotte Bøving, Kjartan Ragnarsson, Sigríður María Egilsdóttir, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Erlingur Gíslason)
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human.
Paradise (Paraíso) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Mariana Chenillo; Writer: Julieta Arévalo, Mariana Chenillo; Stars: Andrés Almeida, Daniela Rincón, Camila Selser, Beatriz Moreno, José Sefami)
A couple move to the city and decide to try to lose weight... which puts their relationship under strain.
Puppy Love (Country: Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Delphine Lehericey; Writer: Delphine Lehericey; Stars: Vincent Perez, Solène Rigot, Audrey Bastien, Thomas Coumans, Jan Hammenecker, Martin Nissen, Valérie Bodson, Eric da Costa, Theo Gladsteen, Vadim Goudsmits, Théo Dardenne, Aurore Delisse Dit L'Espagne)
Diane is a mysterious 14-year-old girl. She is always busy looking after her younger brother, Marc, and has an intense relationship with her father, Christian. The appearance in her neighbourhood of Julia, a charming young English girl, sends Diana's life into a spin.
Funeral At Noon Funeral At Noon
Funeral At Noon and Luton
Wolf (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Jim Taihuttu; Writer: Jim Taihuttu; Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Raymond Thiry, Chico Kenzari, Michael Knaap, Jacob Derwig, Slimane Dazi, Bo Maerten, Nasrdin Dchar, Cahit Ölmez, Chemsedine Amar)
A troubled young man is torn between a potential career as a kickboxer and a life of petty crime.
Yozgat Blues (Country: Turkey, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Mahmut Fazil Coskun; Writer: Tarik Tufan; Stars: Ercan Kesal, Ayca Damgaci, Tansu Biçer, Kevork Malikyan, Nadir Saribacak)
Sabri, a barber in Yozgat - a very small city in the middle of Anatolia - has an emotional breakdown when he runs into Yavuz and Neşe, who come to the town to sing in a small music hall-bar.
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