San Sebastian Film Festival 2010

A showcase of the year’s Spanish movies.

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Cell 211 Cell 211
Cell 211 and [REC] 2
Born To Suffer (Nacidas para sufrir) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Miguel Albaladejo; Writer: Miguel Albaladejo; Stars: Geli Albaladejo, Malena Alterio, Ricard Borràs, Jorge Calvo, Ricardo Darín, Marta Fernández Muro, Empar Ferrer, María Elena Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Antonio Gamero, Patricia Gaztañaga, Anne Igartiburu, Margarita Lascoiti, Petra Martínez, Sneha Mistri)
The tale of a group of women (a sweet old lady, her religious niece, her servant and the latter’s disabled mother), all so generous and selfless that they almost compete with one another as ferocious rivals to see who can help most.
Caracremada (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Lluís Galter; Writer: Lluís Galter; Stars: Lluís Soler, Domènec Bautista, Aina Calpe, Andreu Carandell, Carles Garcia, Sebastián Cabello, José Miguel Sánchez, Joan Muntal, Mariona Perrier, Jesús Aymerich, Clara Haro), Official Site
Story of the last active guerrilla fighter against Franco's regime.
Cell 211 (Celda 211) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2009; Director: Daniel Monzón; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Daniel Monzón, Francisco Pérez Gandul; Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón, Carlos Bardem, Luis Zahera, Fernando Soto, Vicente Romero, Manolo Solo, Marta Etura, Joxean Bengoetxea, Patxi Bisquert, Jesús Carroza, Félix Cubero, Jesus Del Caso), Official Site
When a prison guard is knocked unconscious at the start of a riot, he wakes to find he is trapped within the prison and must pretend to be a con to stay alive.
Cerca De Tus Ojos (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Elías Querejeta; Writer: Elías Querejeta; Stars: Belén Laguna, Maribel Verdú)
A journalist draws up a document of human rights failures.
The Consul Of Sodom (El cónsul de Sodoma) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Sigfrid Monleón; Writer: Miguel Dalmau, Miguel Ángel Fernández, Jaime Gil de Biedma, Joaquín Górriz, Sigfrid Monleón; Stars: Jordi Mollà, Bimba Bosé, Àlex Brendemühl, Josep Linuesa, Isaac de los Reyes, Isabelle Stoffel, Marc Martínez, Manolo Solo, Juli Mira, Alfonso Begara, Vicky Peña, Carmen Conesa, Biel Durán, Susana Fialho, Rosa Boladeras), Official Site
Journey through the life and work of the prestigious Catalan poet Jaime Gil de Biedma.
Where The Smell Of The Sea Doesn't Reach Where The Smell Of The Sea Doesn't Reach
Where The Smell Of The Sea Doesn't Reach and The Inhabited Land
Dodge And Hit (Esquivar Y Pegar) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Adán Aliaga, Juanjo Giménez; Writer: Adán Aliaga, Juanjo Giménez; Stars: Benito Eufemia, Alfons Goya, Ana Álamo)
Boxing documentary about a man's preparation for a big fight... and his incredible history.
Fake Orgasm (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Jo Sol; Stars: Judith Butler, Jango Edwards, Nina Braunsteiner, Thomas W. Laqueur, Lazlo Pearlman, Beatriz Preciado, Maria Llopis)
The first part of an ambitious multidisciplinary project on sexuality and identity.
For The Good Of Others (El mal ajeno) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Oskar Santos; Writer: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Belén Rueda, Angie Cepeda, Carlos Leal, Clara Lago, Luis Callejo, Dritan Biba, José Ángel Egido, Cristina Plazas, Marcel Borràs, Javier Coll, Ruth Armas, Concha Hidalgo, Carmen Losa, Sonia Lázaro)
A harried doctor who has a near-death experience discovers it has left him with an unexpected gift.
The Inhabited Land (La terra habitada) (Year: 2010; Director: Anna Sanmartí; Writer: Anna Sanmartí)
Documentary charts the changing landscapes on a train trip to Mongolia.
The Island Inside (La isla interior) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Dunia Ayaso, Félix Sabroso; Writer: Dunia Ayaso, Félix Sabroso; Stars: Candela Peña, Alberto San Juan, Cristina Marcos, Geraldine Chaplin, Celso Bugallo, Antonio de la Torre, Emy Cazorla, Vicente Ayala, Paola Bontempi, Marta Rubio, Herminia Orihuela, Alcides Cairós, Pettit Lorena, Gara Mora, Tomás Monsalve)
Siblings are forced to confront their feelings for one another by their father's imminent death.
Room In Rome Room In Rome
Room In Rome and Rage
Maria And I (María y yo) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Félix Fernández de Castro; Writer: Félix Fernández de Castro, Ibon Olaskoaga), Official Site
Documentary about a single dad and his autistic teenage daughter.
Paper Birds (Pájaros de papel) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Emilio Aragón; Writer: Emilio Aragón, Fernando Castets; Stars: Lluís Homar, Fernando Cayo, Diego Martín, Imanol Arias, Roger Príncep, Carmen Machi, Cristina Marcos, Luis Varela, José Ángel Egido, Javier Coll, Emilio Aragón 'Miliki', Lola Baldrich, Asunción Balaguer, Pedro Civera, Francisco Merino), Official Site
The lives of a vaudeville troupe facing hard times after the Spanish Civil War
The Problem, Testimony Of The Saharawi People (El problema, testimonio del pueblo saharaui) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Jordi Ferrer, Pablo Vidal)
Documentary about the Saharawi, whose lives are threatened by Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara.
Rage (Rabia) (Country: Mexico, Spain, Colombia; Year: 2009; Director: Sebastián Cordero; Writer: Sergio Bizzio, Sebastián Cordero; Stars: Martina García, Yon González, Fernando Tielve, Icíar Bollaín, Àlex Brendemühl, Concha Velasco, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Xabier Elorriaga, Javier Tolosa, Karlos Aurrekoetxea), Official Site
After committing a crime, a bricklayer holes up in the attic of the mansion where his girlfriend works, with unexpected consequences.
[REC] 2 (Rec 2) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza; Writer: Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza; Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Pablo Rosso, Àlex Batllori, Javier Botet, Jonathan Mellor, Claudia Font, Ariel Casas, Nico Baixas, Andrea Ros, Martha Carbonell, Juli Fàbregas, Óscar Zafra, Pau Poch, Alejandro Casaseca), Official Site, Trailer
Satanic zombie action following on from where [Rec] left off as a TV crew's abandoned camera keeps rolling in a quarantined apartment building.
Caracremada Caracremada
Caracremada and Paper Birds
Room In Rome (Habitación en Roma) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Julio Medem; Writer: Julio Medem; Stars: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso, Najwa Nimri), Official Site
Two women in a hotel room embark on a physical adventure.
Stigmata (Estigmas) (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Adán Aliaga; Stars: Lourdes Barba, Morgan Blasco, Inés Cabot, Martha Carbonell, Núria Casas, Walter Cots, Josep Maria Domènech, Carmen Flores, Jaime González, Carla Gordillo, Ferran Lahoz, Manuel Martínez, Maribel Martínez, Marieta Orozco, Jaume Pla)
Life changes for a rough, heavy-drinking man when he develops stigmata.
To Hell With The Ugly (Que se mueran los feos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Nacho G Velilla; Writer: Oriol Capel, Antonio Sánchez, David Sánchez, Nacho G. Velilla; Stars: Pere Arquillué, Javier Cámara, Silvia Casanova, Juan Diego, Julián López, Teresa Lozano, Carmen Machi, Petra Martínez, Kira Miró, Javier Mora, María Pastor, María Pujalte, Ingrid Rubio, Carmen Ruiz, Hugo Silva), Official Site
What happens when the love of your life is married to your brother?
Where The Smell Of The Sea Doesn't Reach (Donde el olor del mar no llega) (Year: 2010; Director: Lilian Rosado González; Writer: Lilian Rosado González; Stars: Nuria Herrero, Yoima Valdés, Sergi Caballero, Alfred Pico, Candela Fernández, Eduardo Velasco)
Somewhat enigmatically, the programmers say: They’re losers and they don’t know it, that’s why they cling to a hope that’s always on the move and will never wait for them. Hatred and loneliness, let-downs and disproportionate loves, animals of uncertainty and desperation. Whose dreams come true lately anyway?
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