San Sebastian Film Festival 2014

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The Drop The Drop
The Drop and Silent Heart
Autómata (Country: Spain, US; Year: 2014; Director: Gabe Ibáñez; Writer: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate; Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, David Ryall, Andrew Tiernan, Christa Campbell, Christina Tam, Danny Kirrane, Philip Rosch, Javier Bardem, Harry Anichkin)
An insurance investigator finds himself on the trail of intelligent robots in a future dystopia.
Casanova Variations (Country: Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: Michael Sturminger; Writer: Michael Sturminger, Markus Schleinzer; Stars: John Malkovich, Fanny Ardant, Veronica Ferres, Maria João Bastos, Victória Guerra, Jonas Kaufmann, Lola Naymark, Maria João Luís, Miguel Monteiro, Maria João Pinho, Marina Albuquerque, Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu, Christopher Purves, Florian Boesch)
Two stories about the legendary seducer.
The Drop (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Michaël R Roskam; Writer: Dennis Lehane; Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Erin Darke, James Frecheville, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Jeremy Bobb, Patricia Squire, Michael Aronov, Michael Esper, James Colby, Morgan Spector, Alex Ziwak)
A barman finds himself embroiled in mob trouble after a robbery and facing personal threat after finding a puppy in a dustbin.
Eden (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve, Sven Hansen-Løve; Stars: Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Tran, Arsinée Khanjian, Crystal Lonneberg, Laura Smet, Félix de Givry, Selcuk Demir, Vincent Lacoste, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Shirville Jarvis, Roman Kolinka, Matthias Van Khache, Reginald L. Wilson)
Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ in the world of French house music.
The Equalizer (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Antoine Fuqua; Writer: Richard Wenk; Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, David Meunier, Johnny Skourtis, Alex Veadov, Vladimir Kulich, E. Roger Mitchell, James Wilcox, Mike O'Dea, Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis)
A former commando comes out of retirement to rescue a teenage hooker from the Russian mafia in New York.
Opening night film. Out of competition
Phoenix Phoenix
Phoenix and Casanova Variations
Félix And Meira (Félix et Meira) (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Maxime Giroux; Writer: Maxime Giroux, Alexandre Laferrière; Stars: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Benoît Girard, Melissa Weisz, Michelle Gold)
The story of Félix, an eccentric and penniless young man whose wealthy father is dying, and Meira, a Hasidic woman married with a child. They were not meant to meet, let alone fall in love.
Flowers (Loreak) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga )
The tale of three women - three lives changed by nothing but a few bunches of flowers.
Haemoo (Haemu) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Shim Sung-bo; Writer: Bong Joon-ho, Shim Sung-bo; Stars: Kim Yun-seok, Park Yoo-chun, Han Ye-ri, Mun Seong-kun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hee-jun, Yoo Seung-mok, Jung In-gi, Jo Kyung-Sook)
The attempt of a fishing ship’s crew to smuggle illegal migrants ends in catastrophe.
Lasa And Zabala (Lasa Y Zabala) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Pablo Malo; Writer: Joanes Urkixo; Stars: Unax Ugalde, Román Reyes, Aitor Mazo, Ricard Sales, Pep Tosar, Oriol Vila, Francesc Orella, Pedro Morales, Iñigo Gastesi, Jon Anza, Cristian Mercha)
The true story of Lasa and Zabala, two Basque refugees who were kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1983. Twelve years later, lawyers Iñigo and Fede will struggle to identify the murderers, putting their convictions and even their own lives on the line.
Out Of Competition
Magical Girl (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Carlos Vermut; Writer: Carlos Vermut; Stars: Javier Botet, Bárbara Lennie, José Sacristán, Marisol Membrillo, Elisabet Gelabert, Luis Bermejo, Teresa Soria Ruano, Roser Pujol, Miquel Insua, Israel Elejalde, Alberto Chaves, Julio Arrojo, Lucía Pollán)
Three people become caught in a complex web of blackmail.
The Equalizer The Equalizer
The Equalizer and Samba
Marshland (La isla mínima) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Alberto Rodríguez; Writer: Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Raúl Arévalo, Jesús Castro, Javier Gutiérrez, Jesús Carroza, Nerea Barros, Manolo Solo, Salvador Reina)
Two mismatched murder detectives try to stop a serial killer.
Murieron Por Encima De Sus Posibilidades (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Isaki Lacuesta; Writer: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta; Stars: Luis Tosar, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Emma Suárez, José Coronado, Raúl Arévalo, Carmen Machi, Macarena Gómez, Àlex Brendemühl, Bárbara Lennie, Julián Villagrán, Imanol Arias, José Sacristán, Eduard Fernández, Jordi Vilches)
Social satire in which five common or garden citizens, from a country pretty much identical to Spain, see their lives ripped apart by the economic crisis.
Out Of Competition
The New Girlfriend (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Michèle Raingeval, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Jonathan Louis, Audrey Quoturi)
When a woman falls seriously ill her friend gets more than she bargained for after pledging to look after her baby and husband.
Open Air (Aire Libre) (Country: Uruguay, Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Anahí Berneri; Writer: Anahí Berneri, Javier van de Couter; Stars: Fabiana Cantilo, Celeste Cid, Marilu Marini, Pedro Merlo, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Máximo Silva, Lorena Vega)
A young married couple, Lucía and Manuel, seem to have forgotten the desires and projects that brought them together.
Phoenix (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki, based on Return From The Ashes by Hubert Monteilhet; Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Michael Maertens, Imogen Kogge, Kirsten Block, Uwe Preuss, Eva Bay, Jeff Burrell, Sofia Exss, Megan Gay, Daniela Holtz, Max Hopp, Nikola Kastner, Valerie Koch)
A disfigured concentration camp survivor searches Berlin for her husband.
The New Girlfriend The New Girlfriend
The New Girlfriend and A Second Chance
Samba (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano; Writer: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, based on the novel by Delphine Coulin; Stars: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Izïa Higelin, Isaka Sawadogo, Hélène Vincent, Youngar Fall, Christiane Millet, Jacqueline Jehanneuf, Liya Kebede, Sabine Pakora, Clotilde Mollet, Boubacar Ndiaye, Oumar Makalou, Roukiata Ouedraogo)
Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs...
Closing night film. Out of competition
A Second Chance (En Chance Til) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Susanne Bier; Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen; Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Larsen, Maria Bonnevie, Peter Haber, Molly Blixt Egelind, Ewa Fröling, Roland Møller, Charlotte Fich, Bodil Jørgensen, May Andersen, Mille Lehfeldt, Sarah Juel Werner, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard)
How far are decent people willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust?
Silent Heart (Stille hjerte) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Bille August; Writer: Christian Torpe; Stars: Ghita Nørby, Morten Grunwald, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic, Jens Albinus, Pilou Asbæk, Vigga Bro, Oskar Sælan Halskov)
A family gather together to say goodbye to their matriarch who plans to take her own life.
Tigers (Country: India, France; Year: 2014; Director: Danis Tanovic; Writer: Darab Farooqui, Andy Paterson, Andy Paterson, Vibhu Puri, Danis Tanovic; Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Geetanjali, Khalid Abdalla, Adil Hussain, Satyadeep Misra, Maryam d'Abo, Heino Ferch, Vinod Nagpal, Supriya Pathak, Ulrike Hübschmann, Zachary Coffin, Urs Remond, Manreet Kaur, Wolfgang Krewe, Frank-Otto Schenk)
Devastated when he discovers the effects of the infant formula he's peddling, a young salesman takes on a multinational corporation.
La Voz En Off (Country: Chile; Year: 2014; Director: Cristián Jiménez; Writer: Daniel Castro, Cristián Jiménez; Stars: Ingrid Isensee, María José Siebald, Paulina García, Maite Neira, Cristián Campos, Lucas Miranda, Ignacio Agüero, Cristóbal Palma, Shenda Román, Niels Schneider)
The tale of Sofia who decides to take a vote of silence in reverse: no mobile phone, no TV, no Internet, no books for a year. But her peace is short-lived.
Autómata Autómata
Autómata and Tigers
Wild Life (Vie sauvage) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2014; Director: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Tara-Jay Bangalter, Romain Depret, Jules Ritmanic)
A father tries to raise his two sons away from civilisation.

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