San Sebastian Film Festival 2017

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A Fantastic Woman A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman and Los Perros
Al Desierto (Country: Argentina; Year: 2017; Director: Ulises Rosell; Writer: Ulises Rosell; Stars: Valentina Bassi, Jorge Sesán)
A woman is tricked into heading into the desert with a man she meets. Hot on their heels is a police officer.
April's Daughter (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Emma Suárez, Hernán Mendoza, Joanna Larequi, Enrique Arrizon, Ivan Cortes)
After a teenager falls pregnant, her half-sister calls their long-absent mother, sparking trouble.
Arábia (Araby) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa; Writer: João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa; Stars: Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Gláucia Vandeveld, Renata Cabral, Renan Rovida)
The story of ex-con and eternal optimist Cristiano, as he journeys across Brazil in search of work and self-knowledge.
Cocote (Country: Argentina, Germany, Dominican Republic; Year: 2017; Director: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias; Writer: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias; Stars: Vicente Santos, Yuberbi de la Rosa, Enerolisa Núñez, Judith Rodriguez Perez, Pepe Sierra, Ricardo Ariel Toribio)
Alberto, an evangelical gardener, returns to his hometown for the funeral of his father, murdered by an influential man. To mourn the dead man, he is forced to participate in religious celebrations that go against both his will and his beliefs.
The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (Country: Argentina, Chile; Year: 2017; Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato; Writer: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato; Stars: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi)
When a live-in maid's path crosses that of a travelling salesman, her life will change forever.
Medea Medea
Medea and La Familia
La Familia (Country: Venezuela, Chile, Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Gustavo Rondón Córdova; Writer: Gustavo Rondón Córdova; Stars: Giovanni García, Reggie Reyes)
A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (Country: Chile, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Writer: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza; Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Amparo Noguera)
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Hunting Season (Temporada De Caza) (Country: Argentina, US, France, Germany, Qatar; Year: 2017; Director: Natalia Garagiola; Writer: Natalia Garagiola; Stars: Germán Palacios, Lautaro Bettoni, Boy Olmi, Rita Pauls, Pilar Benitez Vivart)
A hunting guide tries to forge a relationship with his estranged son.
Las Olas (The Waves) (Country: Argentina, Uruguay; Year: 2017; Director: Adrián Biniez; Writer: Adrián Biniez; Stars: Julieta Zylberberg, Alfonso Tort, Carlos Lissardy, Fabiana Charlo)
Alfonso leaves work and heads for the beach. He dives into the sea and starts swimming. He surfaces on a beach where he and his family had been on holiday five years earlier. This is the start of a fantastic voyage through his lifetime.
Los Perros (Country: France, Chile; Year: 2017; Director: Marcela Said; Writer: Marcela Said; Stars: Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Rafael Spregelburd, Alejandro Sieveking)
A woman embarks on an affair with a colonel suspected of human rights abuses.
Hunting Season Hunting Season
Hunting Season and The Desert Bride
Medea (Country: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica; Year: 2016; Director: Alexandra Latishev Salazar; Stars: Liliana Biamonte, Javier Montenegro, Erick Calderon)
An emotionally disconnected woman is harbouring a secret from her family and friends.
Rey's Education (La educación del Rey) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2017; Director: Santiago Esteves; Writer: Juan Manuel Bordón, Santiago Esteves; Stars: Germán de Silva, Matías Encinas, Mario Jara, Jorge Prado, Martín Arroyo)
olting from his first ever heist, Reynaldo Galíndez lands up at the patio of the house inhabited by Carlos Vargas, a retired security guard, who strikes a deal with him.

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