The 63rd edition of the festival will run from September 18 to 26.

The Thematic Retrospective will be dedicated to New Japanese independent cinema 2000-2015 and the Classic Retrospective will focus on work by Merian C Cooper (1893-1973) and Ernest B Schoedsack (1893-1979), including the original King Kong.

The festival opened with Regression and closed with London Road. The Golden Shell was won by Sparrows - read more about the winners here.

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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Three children decide to leave their homes looking a better life.
Family Film
Family Film
A family starts to disintegrate after the mother and father leave the children home alone.
The Clan
The Clan
The true story of the Puccio Clan. A family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
Our Little Sister
Our Little Sister
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
Ixcanul
Ixcanul
Story of a teenage girl living in the foothills of a volcano, who faces an arranged marriage but is won over by the charms of a plantation worker.
Embrace Of The Serpent
Embrace Of The Serpent
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
High-Rise
High-Rise
Class war breaks out in a tower block.
Mountains May Depart
Mountains May Depart
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
Paulina
Paulina
A young woman survives a rape and her response confounds everyone around her.
Land And Shade
Land And Shade
A man returns home after a 17 year absence because his only son is gravely sick.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Still breathing
László Nemes on Auschwitz, language, religion and Son Of Saul.
Close encounters with Hitchcock
Kent Jones on Hitchcock/Truffaut and discovering the master.
Location, dislocation and sexual frustration
Ben Sharrock talks about his Basque quirky comedy romance Pikadero.
A personal view
More from Arnaud Desplechin about My Golden Days.
Golden boy
Arnaud Desplechin on My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse).
All about My Mother
Nanni Moretti on the Pope, Wings Of Desire and Mia Madre.
The wit and wisdom of Woody in Cannes
Allen on moral crises, TV series, distractions and ageing in Irrational Man.

San Sebastian Film Festival News

The Bride leads chase for Goyas
Spanish Academy announces short list.
Sparrows tops San Sebastian pecking order
Icelandic coming-of-age drama takes Golden Shell.
Emily Watson to received Donostia
British actress honoured in San Sebastian.
Mad Max wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix
George Miller will collect critics' award in San Sebastian.
Regression to open San Sebastian
Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke star in Amenabar's thriller.
London Road to close San Sebastian
Ipswich murders musical adapted from stage hit.
San Sebastian expands Savage Cinema
Festival showcases eight titles in its high adrenaline segment.
San Sebastian Zabaltegi titles announced
Porumboiu, Salles and Erlingsson join 24-strong selection.
Sunset Song and High-Rise head to San Sebastian
Davies and Wheatley films join competition.
Europe-Latin Co-production Forum titles announced
15 projects head to San Sebastian.
News

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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