Lady Macbeth won the FIPRESCI award Lady Macbeth won the FIPRESCI award

The 64th edition of the festival ran from September 16 to 24 and partially celebrated San Sebastian being the European Capital of Culture.

The Thematic Retrospective was dedicated to The Act Of Killing: Cinema and Global Violence. The Classic Retrospective focused on work by French post-war director Jacques Becker (1906-1960), including Golden Helmet.

Sigourney Weaver - whose A Monster Calls screened out of competition - and Ethan Hawke (The Magnificent Seven) received Donostia Awards.

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Gimme Danger
Gimme Danger
The story of The Stooges.
My Life As A Courgette
My Life As A Courgette
Stop-motion story of a boy, who is sent to a group home for orphans after the death of his mum.
Dark Skull
Dark Skull
A young man finds himself no other option but to replace his dead father down the mine.
Colossal
Colossal
A going-nowhere party girl discovers a mysterious connection between herself and a giant monster wreaking havoc on the other side of the globe.
Orphan
Orphan
Four incarnations of a character who is a mistress of reinvention.
Arrival
Arrival
A linguist is given the task of helping to communicate with extra-terrestrial beings when they touch down around the globe.
American Pastoral
American Pastoral
Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete, is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life.
Storks
Storks
Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error.
Snowden
Snowden
Biopic of the whistleblower.
A Quiet Passion
A Quiet Passion
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Stepping into the dark
Director Kiro Russo talks about his debut feature Dark Skull.
A European success
Maren Ade and Sandra Hüller on award winner Toni Erdmann.
Stone: US state security way beyond East German Stasi
Snowden director and stars talk about whistleblowing, terrorism and biopic.
Women on top
Sigourney Weaver on rise of strong female roles, support for Clinton and A Monster Calls.
Almodóvar enters his golden age
Julieta director on regrets for his youth, maturity and the Panama Papers.
Loach back on the barricades
Director’s Cannes return blasts welfare system and says we must fight from within Europe.
In nomine patris
Jaeden Lieberher, Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon on what's in a name in Midnight Special.
Round about midnight
Michael Shannon on Midnight Special and expanding his horizons.

San Sebastian Film Festival News

I Am Not Madame Bovary takes Golden Shell in San Sebastian
Fan Bingbing and Hang Sang-soo also take prizes.
Daniel Blake wins audience award
Loach's social drama takes prize in San Sebastian.
Ethan Hawke to be honoured in San Sebastian
Star to received lifetime Donostia.
San Sebastian to honour Gael García Bernal
Mexican star to receive inaugural Latin Cinema Award.
Sigourney Weaver to receive Donostia Award
Star's A Monster Calls will also screen in San Sebastian.
Jacques Becker retrospective
San Sebastian to honour French director
San Sebastian announces new prize
Zabaltegii Tabakalera Award will carry €20k purse.
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