The festival opened with Intruders, starring Clive Owen The festival opened with Intruders, starring Clive Owen

The 59th San Sebastian Film Festival runs from September 16 to 25.

Retrospectives include a showcase of the work of Jacques Demy and thematic retrospectives called Digital Shadows: The Last Generation Of Chinese Film, celebrating film from the country from 2000 to 2010 and American Way Of Death: American Film Noir 1990 to 2010.

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A documentary about the art of improvised rhyming verse sung in the Basque tongue.
Nostalgic comedy on about family reunion set in the Seventies.
I Wish
I Wish
Two brothers hatch a plot to make their reunion wish come true.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
A documentary following the 85 year old master sushi chef, Jiro Ono
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
A look into the creative and culinary processes behind one of the world's most famous restaurants.
Snapshot of the life of a widowed octogenarian.
Blood Of My Blood
Blood Of My Blood
An intense family melodrama set in the outskirts of Lisbon.
Life Without Principle
Life Without Principle
To narrates the intertwining fates of three people desperate to get their hands on money fast, all set around a robbery haul.
Los Marziano
Los Marziano
A bittersweet family comedy about two long-estranged brothers and the tense friction arising between them when they’re forced together for a family celebration.
Either Way
Either Way
Finnboeg and Alfred paint lines on a road in this gentle comedy. Re-released to coincide with David Gordon Green's remake Prince Avalanche.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Playing the Bill
Charlie Creed-Miles talks about playing the titular character in Dexter Fletcher's debut.
The story of Wild Bill
Dexter Fletcher on the father/son dynamics, character-driven drama and classy cast of his directorial debut.
Romantic comedy - an alien concept?
Nacho Vigalondo discusses his latest film Extraterrestrial and upcoming thriller Windows.
Beauty and the bullet
Gerardo Naranjo talks about crime thriller Miss Bala
San Sebastian Film Festival: Days Five and Six
Wild Bill, Extraterrestrial, Rampart, Los Marziano and Le Havre
San Sebastian Film Festival: Day Four
Double Steps, Cousinhood, I Wish and Life Without Principle
San Sebastian Film Festival: Day 3
Albert Nobbs, Shame, The Deep Blue Sea, Take This Waltz
San Sebastian Film Festival Day Two
Day Two: Silver Tongues, Lola & Finisterrae
San Sebastian Film Festival Day One
Opening night film Intruders, Bonsai, No Rest For The Wicked and Miss Bala
San Sebastian Film Festival 2011: A Preview
Amber Wilkinson takes a look at the thrills in store at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival.

San Sebastian Film Festival News

Pasos Dobles takes home San Sebastian Golden Shell
British debut Wild Bill also picks up festival gong.
Glenn Close to receive San Sebastian Donostia
Star selected for lifetime achievement award.
Intruders to open San Sebastian Film Festival
Clive Owen stars in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s horror/thriller

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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