San Sebastian Film Festival 2013

Films in competition for the Golden and Silver Shell.

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Devil's Knot Devil's Knot
Devil's Knot and The Railway Man
Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2013; Director: Mariana Rondón; Writer: Mariana Rondón; Stars: Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Nelly Ramos, María Emilia Sulbarán)
Junior is a 9 year-old with "bad hair". His efforts to smooth it down for the school picture incur the wrath of his mother Marta. His grandfather suggests that the boy stay with him on a permanent basis. He doesn't care if he's effeminate; he only wants to secure someone to look after him in his old age. Marta refuses and sets out to "re-educate" her son. Junior wants to live with his mother and for her to love him.
Cannibal (Caníbal) (Country: Spain, Romania, Russia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca; Writer: Rafael de la Uz, Alejandro Hernández; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, María Alfonsa Rosso, Joaquín Núñez, Olimpia Melinte, Gregory Brossard)
A serial killer finds himself falliing for a potential victim.
Club Sandwich (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Fernando Eimbcke; Writer: Fernando Eimbcke; Stars: Lucio Giménez Cacho, María Renée Prudencio, Danae Reynaud)
A teenage boy experiences first love while holidaying with his mother.
Devil's Knot (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Atom Egoyan; Writer: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson, based on the book by Mara Leveritt; Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick, Kristopher Higgins, Seth Meriwether, Bruce Greenwood, Rex Linn, Robert Baker, Katie Kneeland, Elias Koteas, Dane DeHaan, Amy Ryan )
Drama based on the 1993 West Memphis Three murders.
Enemy (Country: Canada, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Writer: Javier Gullón, José Saramago; Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon, Stephen R. Hart, Jane Moffat, Joshua Peace, Tim Post, Kiran Friesen, Laurie Murdoch, Loretta Yu, Darryl Dinn, Alexis Uiga)
Adam leads a monotonous life until he discovers Anthony, a small-time actor physically identical to him.
Club Sandwich Club Sandwich
Club Sandwich and The Unbeatables
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2013; Director: Jasmila Žbanić; Writer: Zoran Solomun, Kym Vercoe, Jasmila Zbanic; Stars: Kym Vercoe, Branko Cvejic, Jasna Djuricic, Boris Isakovic, Damir Kustura, Leon Lucev, Simon McBurney, Sasa Orucevic, Pamela Rabe)
An Australian tourist finds a trip to Bosnia changes her life forever.
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (Vivir Es fácil Con Los Ojos Cerrados) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: David Trueba; Writer: David Trueba; Stars: Javier Cámara, Ariadna Gil, Jorge Sanz, Francesc Colomer, Ramon Fontserè, Natalia de Molina)
An unexpected friendship develops between an English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears John Lennon is making a film, a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something...
October November (Oktober November) (Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Götz Spielmann; Writer: Götz Spielmann; Stars: Sebastian Koch, Andreas Ressl, Peter Simonischek, Ursula Strauss, Nora von Waldstätten, Johannes Zeiler)
A woman returns to the town that her sister has never left, sparking conflict.
One Of A Kind (Mon âme par toi guérie, My Soul Healed By You) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: François Dupeyron; Writer: François Dupeyron; Stars: Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie Payen, Nathalie Boutefeu, Agathe Dronne, Yvonne Gradelet, Philippe Rebbot)
When Frédi loses his mother, he realises she has passed her healing gift on to him. Frédi rejects it, tangled up in his own unhappiness, until a fatal accident changes everything.
Prisoners (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Writer: Aaron Guzikowski; Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano)
A man whose daughter disappears, takes matters into his own hands.
Special screening. Out of competition
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales For Those Who Can Tell No Tales
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales and Prisoners
Quai d'Orsay (The French Minister) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Bertrand Tavernier; Writer: Christophe Blain, Abel Lanzac; Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Joséphine de La Baume, Jane Birkin, Niels Arestrup, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Alix Poisson, Julie Gayet, Sonia Rolland, Thomas Chabrol, Thierry Frémont, Didier Bezace, Yvonne Gradelet, Loïc Risser, Bruno Raffaelli)
A political satire revolving around Alexandre Tallard de Vorms, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France, a man who calls on the powerful and invokes the mighty to bring peace, to calm the trigger-happy, and to cement his aura of Nobel Peace Prize winner-in-waiting.
The Railway Man (Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Jonathan Teplitzky; Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, based on Eric Lomax's autobiography; Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Hiroyuki Sanada, Stellan Skarsgård, Sam Reid)
The true story of Eric Lomax, a victim of the Second World War's "Death Railway", who later in life sets out to find the Japanese soldier responsible.
T.S. Spivet (L'extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S. Spivet, The Young And Prodigious T. S. Spivet) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Reif Larsen, Guillaume Laurant; Stars: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Maillet, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Julian Richings, Niamh Wilson, Dominique Pinon, Jakob Davies, Rebecca Amzallag, Amber Goldfarb, Catherine Lemieux, Dylan Kingwell, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Dawn Ford)
A young scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch to travel across the country to receive a prize.
Closing gala.
The Unbeatables (Metegol, Futbolin, Foosball) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Juan José Campanella; Writer: Juan José Campanella, Roberto Fontanarrosa, Gastón Gorali, Eduardo Sacheri; Stars: Juan José Campanella, Diego Ramos, Pablo Rago, Axel Kuschevatzky, Lucía Maciel, David Masajnik, Marcos Mundstock, Diego Mesaglío, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Fabián Gianola, Horacio Fontova, Federico Cecere, Sebastián Mogordoy, Mariana Otero, Roberto Kim)
A man goes on an adventure with the characters on his table football game.
Opening gala. Out of competition
Le Week-End (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Roger Michell; Writer: Hanif Kureishi; Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Olly Alexander, Xavier De Guillebon, Brice Beaugier, Sébastien Siroux, Marie-France Alvarez, Charlotte Léo, Denis Sebbah, Lee Breton Michelsen)
A couple take a make or break trip to Paris.
Cannibal Cannibal
Cannibal and Le Week-End
Witching And Bitching (Las Brujas De Zugarramurdi) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2013; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Carmen Maura, Gabriel Delgado, Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang, Macarena Gómez, Pepón Nieto, Secun de la Rosa, María Barranco, Jaime Ordóñez, Enrique Villén, Terele Pávez, Beatriz Urzáiz, Julián Valcárcel-Carbonell)
When three men go on the run after a heist goes bad, they run into a coven of witches.
Wounded (La Herida) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Fernando Franco; Writer: Fernando Franco, Enric Rufas; Stars: Andrés Gertrúdix, Marian Álvarez, Manolo Solo, Luis Callejo, Ramón Barea, Rosana Pastor, Ramón Agirre, Nagore Aramburu)
Though good at her job, Ana has problems relating in her personal life. She doesn't know it, but she suffers from a condition known by psychiatrists as Borderline Personality Disorder. The situation pushes her to outbreaks of self-destructive behaviour, alcohol abuse and self-harm. Ana is incapable of getting what she wants most: to be happy.

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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