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The 57th San Sebastian Film Festival runs from September 18 to 26.
Among the films screening is Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, which will be given the Fipresci Best Film Of The Year of the award at the festival's opening gala. The festival will open with Atom Egoyan's Chloe - starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried - and close with Rodrigo García's Mother And Child.
Retrospectives include a showcase of the work of Richard Brooks, plus Backwash: The Cutting Edge Of French Cinema - a look back at the past decade in French film.
View Films by Strand:
- Cinema In Motion
- Great Films For The Kids
- Horizontes Latinos
- Made In Spain
- Official Selection
- Zabaltegi-New Directors
View previous years coverage of the San Sebastian Film Festival festival:
SSFF Latest Reviews
Tale of three women and maternal love.
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.
A pregnant woman whose boyfriend dies of an overdose forms an unexpected bond with his brother.
A man looks back at a crime that happened a quarter of a century previously.
A closeted gay fisherman finds himself trapped in an unusual love triangle.
An misanthropic New Yorker develops a relationship with a young woman from Mississippi.
A chance encounter between two school friends has unexpected implications for their lives.
A chef - and former killer - returns to Hong Kong to avenge the deaths of his daughter's family.
Tensions in a German town on the eve of the First World War.
Dramatisation of the Rape of Nanjing, seen from a dual perspective.
San Sebastian Film Festival Features
San Sebastian Film Festival News
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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