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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489 Years
489 Years
A soldier's memories play over this animated tale of Korea's demilitarised zone.
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
Zoology
Zoology
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.
Nocturama
Nocturama
One morning in Paris. A fistful of adolescents, from different backgrounds. Individually, they begin a strange dance through the labyrinth of the metro and the streets of the capital. They seem to be following a plan.
Frantz
Frantz
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
The Ornithologist
The Ornithologist
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Biopic of the underwater pioneer.
A Journey Through French Cinema
A Journey Through French Cinema
A personal look at French cinema, the films, directors and composers.
Neruda
Neruda
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
Gimme Danger
Gimme Danger
The story of The Stooges.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Portrait of a Lady
William Oldroyd on austerity and colour-blind casting in his debut Lady Macbeth.
Huppert - the actress who knows no fear
Elle star on working with Verhoeven, awards and the gift of confidence
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.
Bertrand Tavernier's odyssey
The director discusses A Journey Through French Cinema.
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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