Lady Macbeth won the FIPRESCI award Lady Macbeth won the FIPRESCI award

The 64th edition of the festival ran from September 16 to 24 and partially celebrated San Sebastian being the European Capital of Culture.

The Thematic Retrospective was dedicated to The Act Of Killing: Cinema and Global Violence. The Classic Retrospective focused on work by French post-war director Jacques Becker (1906-1960), including Golden Helmet.

Sigourney Weaver - whose A Monster Calls screened out of competition - and Ethan Hawke (The Magnificent Seven) received Donostia Awards.

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After Love
After Love
After they split, a couple continue to share a house because of financial constraints.
The Red Turtle
The Red Turtle
The life of a castaway on a desert island.
In Between
In Between
Three Palestinian women share a flat in Tel Aviv.
Le Trou
Le Trou
Four inmates try to tunnel out of a prison.
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi
After a bullion heist, two gangsters face a test of friendship when one of them is kidnapped.
Edward And Caroline
Edward And Caroline
Trouble brews for a couple from different classes when the husband is asked to perform for the friends of his wife's rich uncle.
My Life As A Courgette
My Life As A Courgette
Stop-motion story of a boy, who is sent to a group home for orphans after the death of his mum.
489 Years
489 Years
A soldier's memories play over this animated tale of Korea's demilitarised zone.
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Portrait of a Lady
William Oldroyd on austerity and colour-blind casting in his debut Lady Macbeth.
Huppert - the actress who knows no fear
Elle star on working with Verhoeven, awards and the gift of confidence
Stepping into the dark
Director Kiro Russo talks about his debut feature Dark Skull.
A European success
Maren Ade and Sandra Hüller on award winner Toni Erdmann.
Bertrand Tavernier's odyssey
The director discusses My Journey Through French Cinema.
Stone: US state security way beyond East German Stasi
Snowden director and stars talk about whistleblowing, terrorism and biopic.
Women on top
Sigourney Weaver on rise of strong female roles, support for Clinton and A Monster Calls.
Almodóvar enters his golden age
Julieta director on regrets for his youth, maturity and the Panama Papers.
Loach back on the barricades
Director’s Cannes return blasts welfare system and says we must fight from within Europe.
In nomine patris
Jaeden Lieberher, Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon on what's in a name in Midnight Special.
Round about midnight
Michael Shannon on Midnight Special and expanding his horizons.

San Sebastian Film Festival News

I Am Not Madame Bovary takes Golden Shell in San Sebastian
Fan Bingbing and Hang Sang-soo also take prizes.
Daniel Blake wins audience award
Loach's social drama takes prize in San Sebastian.
Ethan Hawke to be honoured in San Sebastian
Star to received lifetime Donostia.
San Sebastian to honour Gael García Bernal
Mexican star to receive inaugural Latin Cinema Award.
Sigourney Weaver to receive Donostia Award
Star's A Monster Calls will also screen in San Sebastian.
Jacques Becker retrospective
San Sebastian to honour French director
San Sebastian announces new prize
Zabaltegii Tabakalera Award will carry €20k purse.

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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