San Sebastian Film Festival 2017

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Ravens Ravens
Ravens and The Charmer
Alberto García-Alix. The Shadow Line (Alberto García-Alix. La línea de sombra) (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Nicolás Combarro; Stars: Alberto García-Alix)
Portrait of the Spanish photographer.
Apostasy (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Dan Kokotajlo; Writer: Dan Kokotajlo; Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson, Steve Evets, Aqib Khan, Jessica Baglow, James Quinn, Molly Wright, Wasim Zakir, James Puddephatt, Poppy Jhakra, Lewis Fletcher, Peter Slater)
A Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister.
Blue My Mind (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Lisa Brühlmann; Writer: Lisa Brühlmann; Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Nicola Perot)
When a teenager who has trouble with her parents moves to Zurich with them, she starts to walk on the wild side.
Cargo (Country: France, Netherlands, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Gilles Coulier; Writer: Gilles Coulier, Tom Dupont; Stars: Sam Louwyck, Gilles De Schryver, Wim Willaert, Josse De Pauw, Mathias Sercu, Sebastien Dewaele, Koen De Sutter, Mieke Dobbels, Roda Fawaz, Roland Van Campenhout, Wennie De Ruyck, Chiel Vande Vyvere, Luc Dufourmont, Miguel Martins)
When their father has an accident, three brothers struggle to keep the business afloat.
The Charmer (Chamoren) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Milad Alami; Writer: Milad Alami, Ingeborg Topsøe; Stars: Lars Brygmann, Stine Fischer Christensen, Jesper Lohmann, Susan Taslimi, Ardalan Esmaili, Dan Boie Kratfeldt, Nastja Arcel, Hassan El Sayed, Morten Hee Andersen, Amalie Lindegård, Kitt Maiken Mortensen, Thomas Persson, Laura Allen, Austa Lea Jespersen, Soho Rezanejad)
An intense psychological drama about a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark.
Opening night
Underground Underground
Underground and Blue My Mind
A Fish Out Of Water (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2017; Director: Lai Ku-an)
Yian, who has just started kindergarten, often asks his parents to help him find his past life parents. However, doctors and his parents believe him to be suffering from psychosis. Meanwhile, his parents are negotiating their separation.
From Where We've Fallen (He Ri Jun Zai Lai ) (Country: China; Year: 2017; Director: Feifei Wang; Writer: Feifei Wang; Stars: Yue Guo, Zhongwei Jiang, Xun Zhang)
Ensemble drama about troubled society.
Killing Jesus (Matar A Jesus) (Year: 2017; Director: Laura Mora; Writer: Laura Mora)
A woman who witnesses the death of her father encounters a man who she thinks killed him. Based on the director's own experience.
The Price Of Success (Le prix du succès) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Teddy Lussi-Modeste; Writer: Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Rebecca Zlotowski; Stars: Tahar Rahim, Roschdy Zem, Maïwenn, Jawed Youssef, Meriem Serbah, Renaud Heine)
A comedian's relationship with his family crumbles when he starts to become successful.
Princesita (Princess) (Country: Spain, Argentina, Chile; Year: 2015; Director: Marialy Rivas; Writer: Camila Gutiérrez, Marialy Rivas; Stars: Agustín Silva, María Gracia Omegna, Marcelo Alonso, Nahuel Cantillano, Stefano Mardones, Sara Caballero, Isidora Uribe)
Tamara, aged 12, lives under the wing of charismatic cult leader Miguel, a man she adores... but when she is given a 'holy mission' she begins to question her future.
Village Rockstars Village Rockstars
Village Rockstars and Tigre
Ravens (Korparna) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2017; Director: Jens Assur; Writer: Jens Assur, based on the novel by Tomas Bannerhed; Stars: Reine Brynolfsson, Jacob Nordström, Maria Heiskanen)
A troubled farmer and his family struggle with the hardships of their lives.
The Seeds Of Violence (Pok-Ryuk-Eui-Ssi-At ) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Lim Tae-Gue)
Jooyong, a soldier serving his duty in the Korean army, attempts to expose the abuses of a senior soldier but fails, prompting the officer to begin a witch hunt.
The Sower (Le Semeur) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Marine Franssen; Writer: Jacques Fieschi, Marine Francen, Jacqueline Surchat; Stars: Géraldine Pailhas, Pauline Burlet, Raphaëlle Agogué, Anamaria Vartolomei, Iliana Zabeth, Alban Lenoir, Françoise Lebrun, Théo Costa-Marini, Barbara Probst)
Love story set against the backdrop of a village, in 1852, where the men have been rounded up and removed by Bonaparte's soldiers
Tigre (Country: Argentina; Year: 2017; Director: Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra)
When a mother returns to the Tigre River Delta after a long absence, she finds everything has changed.
Underground (Pailalim) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel Palacio; Writer: Daniel Palacio; Stars: Joem Bascon, Mara Lopez, Grace Ann Betalmos)
A gravedigger is forced to take desperate measures after his daughter becomes gravely ill.
Princesita Princesita
Princesita and From Where We've Fallen
Village Rockstars (Country: India; Year: 2017; Director: Rima Das)
A young village girl in northeast India wants to start her own rock band.

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