San Sebastian Film Festival 2011

Eighteen films not yet released and selected from among the best in the world will compete for the Golden Shell.

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Intruders and Bertsolari
11 Flowers (Country: China; Year: 2011; Director: Wang Xiaoshuai; Writer: Wang Xiaoshuai)
Describes the turbulent period before Mao Tse-Tung’s death as seen through the eyes of a boy.
Amen (Country: South Korea; Year: 2011; Director: Kim Ki-duk; Writer: Kim Ki-duk)
The mysterious voyage of a young Korean girl and her encounters with a man on her trail.
Americano (Country: France, Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Mathieu Demy; Writer: Mathieu Demy; Stars: Salma Hayek, Geraldine Chaplin, Chiara Mastroianni, Carlos Bardem, Mathieu Demy, Phillipe Simon, James Gerard, Cokey Falkow, Jean-Pierre Mocky, André Wilms, Fabio Zenoni, Octavio Maya, Romanö)
The Mexican adventures of a young Frenchman on the trail of a mysterious woman who was a friend of his dead mother.
Bertsolari (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Asier Altuna; Writer: Asier Altuna; Stars: Andoni Egaña, Maialen Lujanbio)
A documentary about the art of improvised rhyming verse sung in the Basque tongue.
Out of competition
Blood Of My Blood (Sangue do Meu Sangue) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2011; Director: João Canijo; Writer: João Canijo; Stars: Rafael Morais, Nuno Lopes, Fernando Luís, Rita Blanco, Cleia Almeida, Anabela Moreira, Marcello Urgeghe, Francisco Tavares, Vera Barreto, Beatriz Batarda, Teresa Tavares, Teresa Madruga, João Vaz)
An intense family melodrama set in the outskirts of Lisbon.
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The Deep Blue Sea and Blood Of My Blood
The Deep Blue Sea (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies, based on the play by Terence Rattigan; Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sarah Kants, Jolyon Coy, Elisha Stimson), Trailer
A married woman faces emotional turmoil after she falls for another man.
The Double Steps (Los Pasos Dobles) (Year: 2011; Director: Isaki Lacuesta; Writer: Isa Campo, Isabel Campo, Isaki Lacuesta; Stars: Miquel Barceló)
Strange fictional biography of French artist François Augiéras.
Happy End (Country: Sweden; Year: 2011; Director: Björn Runge; Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson; Stars: Peter Andersson, Anna Azcarate, Malin Buska, David Dencik)
The psychological and physical abuse of women in today’s society
Intruders (Country: UK, Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; Writer: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques; Stars: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Ella Purnell, Izán Corchero, Pilar López de Ayala, Héctor Alterio), Trailer
Two children and their parents find nightmares may be real.
Out of competition. Opening gala
I Wish (Kiseki) (Country: Japan; Year: 2011; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Stars: Koki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Ryôga Hayashi, Cara Uchida, Kanna Hashimoto, Rento Isobe, Hoshinosuke Yoshinaga, Hiroshi Abe, Yoshio Harada, Isao Hashizume, Kirin Kiki, Masami Nagasawa, Yui Natsukawa, Jô Odagiri, Nene Ohtsuka)
Two brothers hatch a plot to make their reunion wish come true.
Take This Waltz Take This Waltz
Take This Waltz and I Wish
Los Marziano (Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Ana Katz; Writer: Ana Katz, Daniel Katz; Stars: Guillermo Francella, Arturo Puig, Rita Cortese, Mercedes Morán, Claudia Cantero, Facundo Lombard, Martín Lombard, Rebecca Deering, Marcos Montes, Abian Vainstein, Raquel Bank, Daniel Hendler), Official Site
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.
No Rest For The Wicked (No habrá paz para los malvados) (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Enrique Urbizu; Writer: Michel Gaztambide, Enrique Urbizu; Stars: Julio Perillán, Juanjo Artero, José Coronado, Karim El-Kerem, Rodolfo Sancho, Nasser Saleh, Eduard Farelo, Paloma Bloyd, Pedro Mari Sánchez, Alex Spijksma, Carlos Olalla, Bernabé Fernández, Chema Ruiz, Chani Martín, Carolina Clemente)
Detective thriller about a shoot-out in which only one witness escaped
Rampart (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Oren Moverman; Writer: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman; Stars: Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Cynthia Nixon, Jon Bernthal, Jon Foster, Don Creech, Joanna Theobalds, Jobeth Wagner, Matt McTighe)
A dirty cop in LA struggles to keep his job.
The Reasons Of The Heart (Las Razones Del Corazón) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Arturo Ripstein; Writer: Paz Alicia Garciadiego, based on Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary; Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Vladimir Cruz, Plutarco Haza, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Alejandro Suárez, Pilar Padilla, Paola Arroyo, Carlos Chávez, Eligio Meléndez, Marta Aura, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Harold Torres, Piedad Montero, Norma Pablo), Official Site
Adaptation of the last chapters of Gustave Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary.
Skylab (Le Skylab) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Julie Delpy; Writer: Julie Delpy; Stars: Lou Avarez, Julie Delpy, Eric Elmosnino, Aure Atika, Noémie Lvovsky, Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva, Vincent Lacoste, Marc Ruchmann, Sophie Quinton, Valérie Bonneton, Denis Menochet, Jean-Louis Coullo'ch, Michelle Goddet, Luc Bernard)
Nostalgic comedy on about family reunion set in the Seventies.
Skylab Skylab
Skylab and Rampart
The Sleeping Voice (La voz dormida) (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Benito Zambrano; Writer: Dulce Chacón, Carmen López-Areal, Ignacio del Moral, Benito Zambrano; Stars: Javier Godino, Inma Cuesta, Ana Wagener, Marc Clotet, Miryam Gallego, María Garralón, Berta Ojea, Susi Sánchez, Emilio Linder, Antonio Dechent, Ángela Cremonte, Ana Gracia, María León, Amaia Lizarralde, Jesús Noguero)
Set in the terrible years immediately following the end of the Spanish civil war, the film narrates the moving relations between two sisters, one of them in jail, and the two men they love, who become two guerrilla fighters.
Take This Waltz (Country: Canada; Year: 2011; Director: Sarah Polley; Writer: Sarah Polley; Stars: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Abrams), Official Site
A romantic drama about a young woman torn between the man she has and the man she wants.

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