San Sebastian Film Festival 2010

Fifteen films from 17 countries will contend for the Kutxa-New Directors Award, carrying a €90,000 prize. This section aims to give new filmmakers their first break, with directors such as Francois Ozon and Walter Salles among those who have benefited in the past.

View other San Sebastian Film Festival Films by strand: Horizontes Latinos, Made In Spain, Official Selection, Zabaltegi-Pearls, Zabaltegi-Specials, Zinemira - Basque Film Showcase

The Colours Of The Mountain The Colours Of The Mountain
The Colours Of The Mountain and Nothing's All Bad
Beautiful Boy (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Shawn Ku; Writer: Michael Armbruster, Shawn Ku; Stars: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Moon Bloodgood, Alan Tudyk, Kyle Gallner, Austin Nichols, Meat Loaf, David Lipper, Myra Turley, Bruce French, Deidrie Henry, Nigel Gibbs, Kelli Kirkland, Drake Kemper, Bella King), Official Site
A couple whose marriage is failing face tragedy after they discover their son has committed a mass shooting and then taken his own life.
Blog (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Elena Trapé; Writer: Cristina Clemente, Arantxa Cuesta, Aintza Serra, Elena Trapé, Valentina Viso; Stars: Xavier Ruano, Oriol Puig, Anna Castillo, Candela Antón, Sara Gómez, Martí Alonso, Irene Trullén, Judit Cortina, Manel Sans, Pepo Blasco, Alada Vila)
A group of teenagers share a secret plan.
The Christening (Chrzest) (Country: Poland; Year: 2010; Director: Marcin Wrona; Writer: Dariusz Glazer, Grzegorz Jankowski, Grazyna Trela; Stars: Iwona Bielska, Krzysztof Czeczot, Andrzej Franczyk, Robert Jurczyga, Mikolaj Kalucki, Zbigniew Konopka, Michal Koterski, Ireneusz Koziol, Ola Radwanska, Slawomir Rokita, Natalia Rybicka, Tomasz Schuchardt, Pawel Tomaszewski, Adam Woronowicz, Wojciech Zielinski), Official Site
Loosely based on a true story, a Polish man tries to escape his criminal past... the only problem being that the mafia are out to kill him.
The Colours Of The Mountain (Los Colores De La Montana) (Country: Colombia, Panama; Year: 2010; Director: Carlos César Arbeláez; Writer: Carlos César Arbeláez; Stars: Hernán Mauricio Ocampo, Nolberto Sánchez, Genaro Aristizábal, Hernán Méndez, Natalia Cuellar)
A boy and his pals in a mountainside village find their lives under the threat of conflict.
Dusk (Schemer) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2010; Director: Hanro Smitsman; Writer: Anjet Daanje; Stars: Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Gaite Jansen, Roos Netjes, Robert de Hoog, Gerson Oratmangoen, Melody Klaver, Roos Ouwehand, Marie Louise Stheins, Finn Poncin)
An ordinary group of teens at an ordinary school in an ordinary town become extraordinarily hateful to one of their peers.
Beautiful Boy Beautiful Boy
Beautiful Boy and Dusk
Elsewhere (La tête ailleurs) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Frédéric Pelle; Writer: Laurent Graff, Frédéric Pelle; Stars: Nicolas Abraham, Frans Boyer, Léna Breban, Anaïs Demoustier, Philippe Duquesne, Jean-François Gallotte, Jade Phan-Gia, Pierre Renverseau)
A casino dealer dreams of a different life... but does he have the will to make a move?
Gesher (Country: Iran; Year: 2010; Writer: Vahid Vakilifar; Stars: Abdolrassoul Daryapeyma, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh, Ghobad Rahmaninassab)
Three men head looking for work in an oil-rich part of Iran and face the hardships of living in disused sections of the pipeline.
Lucía (Year: 2010; Director: Niles Atallah; Stars: Gabriela Aguilera, Gregory Cohen, Eduardo Barril, Esperanza Silva, Francisca Bernardi)
Look at the plight of working-class Chileans following the death of Pinochet, as seen through the eyes of a young woman in the run up to Christmas.
Marieke, Marieke (Country: Belgium, Germany; Director: Sophie Schoukens; Stars: Hande Kodja, Jan Decleier, Barbara Sarafian, Caroline Berliner)
A woman with a troubled past seeks solace in the arms of older men as she hunts for escape.
Marimbas From Hell (Country: Guatemala, Mexico, France; Year: 2010; Director: Las marimbas del infierno; Writer: Julio Hernandez Cordon)
A traditional Guatemalan musician teams up with a heavy rock underground artist, with surprising results.
Blog Blog
Blog and Marimbas From Hell
Nothing's All Bad (Smukke mennesker) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2010; Director: Mikkel Munch-Fals; Writer: Mikkel Munch-Fals; Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Henrik Prip, Mille Lehfeldt, Sebastian Jessen, Mia Lyhne, Kurt Ravn, Peter Gantzler, Nicolas Bro, Stine Fischer Christensen, Jesper Asholt, Dar Salim, Benedikte Hansen, Rasmus Bjerg, Jesper Lohmann, Carsten Bjørnlund)
Four troubled, lonely people gradually find themselves connected through a series of coincidences in a film which blends dark comedy with touching insight.
Principles Of Life (Principii de Viata) (Country: Romania; Year: 2010; Director: Constantin Popescu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Gabriel Huian, Rodica Lazar)
A man believes his life is a content one until a crisis prompts him to reconsider.
Shelter (Podslon) (Country: Bulgaria; Year: 2010; Director: Dragomir Sholev; Stars: Cvetan Daskalov, Yanina Kasheva, Kaloyan Siriiski, Irena Hristoskova, Silvia Gerina)
The son of a polo coach is a young punk... but his father can't understand why he wants to run away.
Single Man (Country: China; Year: 2010; Director: Jie Hao; Writer: Jie Hao, Qitian Hao, Cuilan Yang; Stars: Lan Ye, Zhipeng Hang, Zicheng Li, Yushan Cao, Wenxi Shi, Pu Du, Yu Wang, Yafan Shi, Zhaozhi Huang, Youzhong Liang, Xingxing Li, Xuedong Liu, Suzhen Wang, Cuilan Yang, Zikuan Zhang)
In a Chinese town where men vastly outnumber women, a man is still in love with his childhood sweetheart. But can love triumph?
Stars To Wish Upon (Izarren argia) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Mikel Rueda; Writer: Mikel Rueda; Stars: Bárbara Goenaga, Estíbaliz Gabilondo, Amaia Lizarralde, Klara Badiola, Erik Probanza, Mikel Tello, Itziar Lazkano, Itziar Ituño, Sara Cozar, Patxi Santamaría, Teresa Calo, Zorion Eguileor, Esther Uria, Maite Bastos, Amagoia Lauzirika)
A mother in the Spanish Civil War has her liberty - and her child - taken from her.
Gesher Gesher
Gesher and Stars To Wish Upon
A Useful Life (La Vida Util) (Country: Uruguay, Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Federico Veiroj; Stars: Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martínez Carril, Paola Venditto)
A 45-year-old who still lives at home, loses his long-standing job, but will it prove a catalyst for change?

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