Denzel Washington in The Equalizer Denzel Washington in The Equalizer

The 62nd edition of the festival will run from September 19 to 27.

Actor Denzel Washington will receive a Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award and his latest collaboration with Antoine Fuqua, The Equalizer, will open the festival. The Classic Retrospective will be dedicated to Dorothy Arzner.

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SSFF Latest Reviews

Cain's Children
Cain's Children
The stories of three men who committed terrible crimes as children.
Limbo
Limbo
A connection grows between a teenager and a newly arrived teacher.
Samba
Samba
Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs...
Li’l Quinquin
Li’l Quinquin
A blackly comic murder mystery develops in a small town in northern France.
The Lesson
The Lesson
A provincial schoolteacher is faced with tough choices due to mounting debts.
The Tribe
The Tribe
A deaf teenager runs into gang trouble at a boarding school.
Futuro Beach
Futuro Beach
A lifeguard finds love in an unexpected place.
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya
The story of a beautiful princess found in bamboo who goes on to be wooed by the Emperor of Japan.
Toto And His Sisters
Toto And His Sisters
Totonel, 10, and his sisters are growing up in a poor city suburb, waiting for their mother to come home from prison...
Haemoo
Haemoo
The attempt of a fishing ship’s crew to smuggle illegal migrants ends in catastrophe.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

A grand connection
Hermes Paralluelo talks about capturing his grandparents on camera for docufiction Not All Is Vigil.
Girl power hits the streets of Paris
Céline Sciamma on sex, desire and friendship.
Romain discovers his inner femme
Interview with Roman Duris about François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend.
Something blue, part 1
Mathieu Amalric on shoes, bees and The Blue Room.
Where time begins, where space ends
Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth on working with Nick Cave on 20,000 Days On Earth.

San Sebastian Film Festival News

Magical Girl triumphs in San Sebastian
Cedric Kahn's Wild Life takes speical jury prize.
Denzel receives Donostia
Washington on the red carpet at San Sebastián
Ozon, Petzold and Hansen-Løve compete in San Sebastian
Film festival announces Golden Shell contenders and Dorothy Arzner retrospective.
Denzel Washington's The Equalizer to open San Sebastian
US actor will receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement award.
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