The 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival will present the year’s big Spanish productions in its Made in Spain section.
Finisterrae and The Mexican Suitcase
(Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Mateo Gil; Writer: Miguel Barros; Stars: Sam Shepard, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Stephen Rea, Dominique McElligott, Eduardo Noriega, Padraic Delaney, Magaly Solier, Cristian Mercado, Fernando Gamarra, Luis Bredow, Daniel Aguirre, Maria Luque), Official Site
What would have happened to Butch Cassidy if he hadn't died in Bolivia?
Catalunya Uber Alles!
(Year: 2011; Director: Ramon Térmens; Writer: Daniel Faraldo, Ramon Térmens; Stars: David Arribas, Àngels Bassas, Babou Cham, Tony Corvillo, Pere Costa, Gonzalo Cunill, Jordi Dauder, Belén Fabra, Nanu Ferrari, Joel Joan, Diana Lolescu, Paco Moreno, Vicky Peña, Albert Prat, Jean Claude Ricquebourg)
Director Ramón Térmens brings us a harsh, precise portrayal of today’s Catalonia with three parallel stories starring a businessman, an ex-convict and an immigrant.
(Year: 2011; Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Writer: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Inma Cuesta, Raúl Arévalo, Antonio de la Torre, Adrián Lastra, Clara Lago, Núria Gago, Alicia Rubio, Marcos Ruiz), Official Site
This film from Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, his 13th, brings us a tale of reunion between three old friends who return to the place where they’d spend their summers as kids.
Don't Be Afraid (No Tengas Miedo)
(Year: 2011; Director: Montxo Armendáriz; Writer: Montxo Armendáriz, María Laura Gargarella; Stars: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Michelle Jenner, Rubén Ochandiano, Javier Pereira, Núria Gago, Cristina Plazas, Tomás del Estal, Ramon Pujol, Adelfa Calvo, Mikel Tello, Pablo Salaberri, Juan Sansegundo, Emi Ecay, Virginia Cervera), Official Site
Montxo Armendáriz looks meticulously and delicately at the subject of child abuse through the tale of a young girl still suffering from the trauma of having been abused by her father when she was only a child.
The Embrace Of The Fishes (El Abrazo De Los Peces)
(Year: 2011; Director: Chema Rodríguez; Writer: Chema Rodríguez)
A documentary in which director Chema Rodríguez describes how his 18 year-old daughter - deaf-blind from birth - finds her place in society and the problems she faces every day.
The Last Circus and Blackthorn
Every Song Is About Me (Todas Las Canciones Hablan De Mí)
(Year: 2010; Director: Jonás Trueba; Writer: Daniel Gascón, Jonás Trueba; Stars: Oriol Vila, Bárbara Lennie, Bruno Bergonzini, Valeria Alonso, Ángela Cremonte, Miriam Giovanelli, Ramon Fontserè, Eloy Azorín, Daniel Castro, Rebeca Sala, Isabelle Stoffel, David Trueba)
Like a hero from one of François Truffaut’s films relocated to modern times, Ramiro (Oriol Vila) wanders the streets of Madrid reflecting on love and trying to understand why his girlfriend has left him.
(Year: 2010; Director: Sergio Caballero; Writer: Sergio Caballero; Stars: Pau Nubiola, Santi Serra, Pavel Lukiyanov, Yuri Mykhaylychenko, Santí Serra, Rosanna Walls)
A tongue-in-cheek surrealist parable in which two ghosts go looking for the end of the world.
Half Of Oscar (La Mitad De Óscar)
(Year: 2010; Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca; Writer: Alejandro Hernández, Manuel Martín Cuenca; Stars: Verónica Echegui, Rodrigo Sáenz de Heredia, Dennis Deyri, Antonio de la Torre, Eva Almaya, Manuel Martínez Roca, Elena Saganovska, Alejandro Vera)
Two brothers unite for their grandfather’s death after years of separation. Manuel Martín Cuenca soberly directs this tale of complex human relations starring Antonio de la Torre, Verónica Echegui and Rodrigo Sáenz de Heredia.
Lethal Crisis (Crisis Letal: Torrente 4)
(Year: 2011; Director: Santiago Segura; Writer: Santiago Segura; Stars: Santiago Segura, Kiko Rivera, Maria Lapiedra, Javier Gutiérrez, Goyo Jiménez, Sílvia Abril, Octavio Aceves, Sergio Agüero, Eduardo Antuña, Enrique Apaza, Álvaro Arbeloa, Carlos Areces, Gabriel Baloucoume, Yola Berrocal, David Bisbal), Official Site
Torrente’s beer-belly and dandruff never looked so good as they do in this new 3D adventure, Spain’s biggest box-office smash of the year.
The Last Circus (Balada Triste De Trompeta)
(Country: Spain, France; Year: 2010; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang)
Two clowns become embroiled in a tug of war for the heart of an acrobat.
Half Of Oscar and Catalunya Uber Alles!
Love Storming (No Controles)
(Year: 2010; Director: Borja Cobeaga; Writer: Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José; Stars: Unax Ugalde, Alexandra Jiménez, Julián López, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Secun de la Rosa, Mariam Hernández, Mariví Bilbao, Ramón Barea, Alfredo Silva, Mauro Muñiz, Nati Ortíz de Zárate, Ernesto Sevilla, Bárbara Santa Cruz, Ana Cobeaga, Borja Pérez)
Sergio (Únax Ugalde) still can’t get his head round the idea that he’s been left by his girlfriend. That’s why, when they’re stranded in an airport hotel on New Year’s Eve, he puts his all into winning her back with the aid of his outlandish friends.
The Mexican Suitcase
(Country: Mexico, Spain, US; Year: 2011; Director: Trisha Ziff; Writer: Trisha Ziff)
A documentary about the mystery of missing negatives created by iconic photographer Robert Capa and his friends during the Spanish Civil War.
Red Eagle, The Movie (Águila Roja, La Película)
(Year: 2011; Director: José Ramón Ayerra; Writer: Guillermo Cisneros, Juan Manuel Córdoba, Pilar Nadal; Stars: Pepa Aniorte, Giselle Calderón, Guillermo Campra, Itziar Castro, Simon Cohen, Stany Coppet, Joan Crosas, Inma Cuesta, José Ángel Egido, Xabier Elorriaga, Javier Gutiérrez, David Janer, Martina Klein, Xavier Lafitte, Francis Lorenzo)
The adventures of heroic Gonzalo Montalvo hit the movie screens following his TV success.
Who Was Pilar Miró? (¿Quién fue Pilar Miró?)
(Year: 2011; Director: Diego Galán; Writer: Diego Galán; Stars: Esperanza Aguirre, Pedro Almodóvar, Anabel Alonso, Imanol Arias, Pilar Bardem, Ana Belén, Ana Blanco, Dirk Bogarde, Juan Diego Botto, Toni Cantó, Marisol Carnicero, Francisco Casares, Enrique Cerezo, José Manuel Cervino, Emma Cohen)
Filmmaker Pilar Miró was an essential figure in Spanish film and a character as controversial as she was charming. This documentary takes a closer look at her personality through her confessions and the testimonies of those who knew her best.
The World That Was And Is (El Mundo Que Fue Y Que Es)
(Year: 2011; Director: Pablo Llorca; Writer: Pablo Llorca; Stars: Enrique Berrendero, Pedro Casablanc, Luís Miguel Cintra, Antonio Durán 'Morris', Nuria García, Alberto Jiménez, Juan Loriente, Pablo Menasanch, Luis Moreno, Ignacio San Pedro)
Pablo Llorca’s new movie chronicles the harsh life of Communist Party activists in the post-war period who were constantly hounded and forced to remain underground.