A star-studded event with a great line-up of independent features, documentaries and shorts, this year's San Diego International Film Festival is also big on parties and includes the famous Culinary Cinema. Screenings and events are taking place in an assortment of venues across the city.

The festival runs from 10 to 14 October.

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Widows
Widows
Women left in debt by their dead husbands' crimes conspire to pull off a heist.
Are You Glad I'm Here?
Are You Glad I'm Here?
A millennial American woman befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life. One night they become accidental partners-in-crime.
Degenerates
Degenerates
A screenwriter recruits a group of eccentric characters to go and find a missing teenage girl, with the intention of turning the search into a true story script.
Dodging Bullets
Dodging Bullets
A history of the mistreatment of Native American peoples.
Stella's Last Weekend
Stella's Last Weekend
As they say farewell to their dying dog over the course of a weekend, two brothers fall for the same girl.
The Favourite
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
Wildlife
Wildlife
A portrait of a family in crisis.
The Butterfly Tree
The Butterfly Tree
A man and his son compete for the affections of the same woman.
Susu
Susu
Two Chinese girls take on a film archive transcription job in an English stately home where everybody is obsessed with a mysteriously deceased Chinese opera star.
BlacKkKlansman
BlacKkKlansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
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San Diego International Film Festival Features

Playing favourites
Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Tony McNamara on The Favourite
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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