San Sebastian Film Festival 2009

A collection of six new and three established films produced primarily by Basque people.

View other San Sebastian Film Festival Films by strand: Cinema In Motion, Great Films For The Kids, Horizontes Latinos, Made In Spain, Official Selection, Velodrome, Zabaltegi-New Directors, Zabaltegi-Pearls, Zabaltegi-Specials

Ander Ander
Ander and The Sea's Daughter
Ander (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Roberto Castón; Writer: Roberto Castón; Stars: Joxean Bengoetxa, Christian Esquivel, Mamen Rivera, Pako Revueltas, Pilar Rodriguez, Eriz Alberdi, Pedro Otaegi, Unax Martín, Leire Ucha)
When a rural farmer injures himself he develops an unlikely friendship with the farmhand he hires to help.
Checkpoint Rock (Country: Spain; Year: 2008; Director: Fermín Muguruza, Javier Corcuera)
A diverse group of musicians travel around the villages - and checkpoints - of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Life And Film (The Labyrinthine Biographies Of Vojtech Jasny) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Arkaitz Basterra Zalbide; Writer: Arkaitz Basterra Zalbide; Stars: Vojtech Jasny, Rock Demers, Milos Forman, René Böll, Josef Slimácek, Robert Lantz)
The successful Czech filmmaker looks back at his life and the historic events he lived through via a series of conversations with old friends and acquaintances.
La Máquina De Pintar Nubes (Country: Spain; Year: 2008; Director: Aitor Mazo, Patxo Tellería; Writer: Aitor Mazo; Stars: Aitor Mazo, Gracia Olayo, Bingen Elortza, Lander Otaola, Santi Ugalde)
A teenager living in a rough working class area discovers a love of painting.
Rough Winds (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Andrea Olabarría; Writer: Andrea Olabarría, Doug Klozzner; Stars: Danna Maret, John Lovino, Jessica Brydon, Albert Campillo), Official Site, Trailer
The troubled lives of three teenagers become entangled to devastating effect.
Umurage Umurage
Umurage and Rough Winds
The Sea's Daughter (Itsasoaren Alaba) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: José Martínez)
A young woman researches the story of her refugee father, who was killed when she was an infant.
Tales From The Kitchen (Sukalde Kontuak) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Aitzpea Goenaga; Writer: Aitzpea Goenaga; Stars: Isidoro Fernández, Mikel Losada, Aitziber Garmendia, Roberto Alonso, Lander Otaola), Official Site
A group of final year culinary students cause chaos for a stressed head chef intent on discovering the cause of a terrible smell.
Umurage (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Gorka Gamarra Gaztañaga)
Survivors and assailants tell their stories in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.
Zuzendu, Mesedez! (Action, Please!) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Juan Miguel Gutiérrez)
A documentary about the Basque artist and filmmaker Juanjo Franco Zabalegi.

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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