San Sebastian Film Festival 2009

Thirteen films from different Latin American countries will compete for the Horizontes Award, carrying a 35,000 euro prize.

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Undertow Undertow
Undertow and Sin Nombre
Daniel & Ana (Daniel And Ana, Daniel Y Ana) (Country: Mexico, Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, Chema Torre)
Dramatisation of a true-life ordeal of a brother and sister at the hands of Mexico's underground porn trade.
Francia (Country: Argentina; Year: 2009; Director: Adrián Caetano; Writer: Adrián Caetano; Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Lautaro Delgado, Milagros Caetano, Mónica Ayos, Mex Urtizberea)
Family tragedy.
Gigante (Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Adrián Biniez; Writer: Adrián Biniez; Stars: Horacio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas)
A store security guard becomes obssessed with a cleaner.
Huacho (Country: Chile, France; Year: 2009; Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras; Writer: Alejandro Fernández Almendras; Stars: Manuel Hernández, Cornelio Villagrán, Alejandra Yañez, Clemira Aguayo)
Tradition comes into conflict with modernity for a family of peasants.
La Invencion De La carne (Country: Argentina; Year: 2009; Director: Santiago Loza; Writer: Santiago Loza; Stars: Diego Benedetto, Umbra Colombo)
A woman who loans her body to medical students for cash embarks on an unusual relationship with one of them.
Gigante Gigante
Gigante and Daniel & Ana
The Last Summer of La Boyita (El último verano de la Boyita) (Country: Argentina, Spain, France; Year: 2009; Director: Julia Solomonoff; Writer: Julia Solomonoff; Stars: Guadalupe Alonso, Gabo Correa, María Clara Merendino, Mirella Pascual, Guillermo Pfening, Silvia Tavcar, Nicolás Treise)
Coming of age film involving, apparently, a magical floating motorhome.
Marea De Arena (Country: Mexico, Argentina; Year: 2009; Director: Gustavo Montiel Pagés; Stars: Damián Alcázar, Carmen Beato, Edurne Ferrer, Daniel Kuzniecka)
An obssessive photographer sees his paternity threatened by the mother of his child.
Perpetuum Mobile (Country: Canada, Mexico; Year: 2009; Director: Nicolás Pereda; Writer: Nicolás Pereda; Stars: Gabino Rodríguez, Teresa Sanchez, Francisco Barreiro)
A youngster's relationship with his mum changes after her own mother dies and the pair decide to keep it a secret.
Sin Nombre (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Cary Fukunaga; Writer: Cary Fukunaga; Stars: Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Luis Fernando Peña, Diana García)
The paths of a Honduran migrant and a gangland youth trying to escape his past cross on the top of a train.
The Tree (El Árbol) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2006; Director: Gustavo Fontán; Writer: Gustavo Fontán; Stars: Federico Fontán, Gustavo Fontán, Julio Fontán, María Merlino)
Returning to his childhood home, filmmaker Gustavo Fontán documents his parents' deliberations over a tree planted the day he was born. Simple questions that pass between them - Is the tree dead? Should we cut it down? - become meditations on history, memory, knowledge and the sensory symphony of daily life.
La Invencion De La carne La Invencion De La carne
La Invencion De La carne and Huacho
Undertow (Contracorriente) (Country: Colombia; Year: 2009; Director: Javier Fuentes-León; Writer: Javier Fuentes-León; Stars: Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo, Cristian Mercado)
A closeted gay fisherman finds himself trapped in an unusual love triangle.
The Wind Journeys (Los viajes del viento) (Country: Colombia, Netherlands, Argentina, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Ciro Guerra; Writer: Ciro Guerra; Stars: Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez)
The adventures of a wandering minstrel who is travelling Colombia to return his instrument to the man who taught him.

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