San Sebastian Film Festival 2018

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Cold War Cold War
Cold War and A Star Is Born
The 12-Year Night (La noche De 12 Años) (Director: Álvaro Brechner; Writer: Álvaro Brechner; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso, Soledad Villamil, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Mirella Pascual, Nidia Telles, César Bordón, Luis Mottola, John De Luca, Rodrigo Villagrán, Luciano Ciaglia, Álvaro Armand Ugón, David Landatxe)
September 1973. Uruguay is under the control of military dictatorship. The Tupamaros guerrilla movement has been crushed and out of action for a year. Its members imprisoned and tortured. One autumn night, three Tupamaros prisoners are taken from their prison cells in a secret military operation that will last for 12years.
The Angel (El Angel) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Luis Ortega; Writer: Serguio Olguín, Luis Ortega; Stars: Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darin, Mercedes Moran, Cecilia Roth, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani)
The story of a real life teenage serial killer in Argentina.
Another Day Of Life (Country: Poland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hungary; Year: 2018; Director: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow; Writer: Raúl de la Fuente, Amaia Remirez, Niall Johnson, David Weber, Damian Nenow, Ryszard Kapuscinski; Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz, Rafal Fudalej, Pawel Paczesny, Jakub Kamienski, Kerry Shale, Daniel Flynn, Youssef Kerkour, Lillie Flynn, Akie Kotabe, Ben Elliot, Emma Tate, Jude Owusu)
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
Asako I & II (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Tomoka Shibasaki; Stars: Masahiro Higashide, Erika Karata, Kôji Seto)
Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality.
Ash Is Purest White (Jiang Hu Er Nv) (Country: China, France, Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Zhangke Jia; Writer: Zhangke Jia; Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Xiaogang Feng)
A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.
Mirai Mirai
Mirai and BlacKkKlansman
Birds Of Passage (Pajaros De Verano) (Country: Colombia, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra; Writer: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez, Greider Meza, José Vicente, Juan Bautista Martínez, Miguel Viera, Sergio Coen, Aslenis Márquez, José Naider, Yanker Díaz, Víctor Montero, Joaquín Ramón, Jorge Lascarro)
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
BlacKkKlansman (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Spike Lee; Writer: Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz; Stars: Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser, Corey Hawkins)
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (Country: Lebanon, US; Year: 2018; Director: Nadine Labaki; Writer: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar; Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Yousef, Haita 'Cedra' Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Nadine Labaki, Elias Khoury, Nour El Husseini, Joseph Jimbazian, Samira Chalhoub, Farah Hasno, Joe Maalouf, Alexandre Youakim)
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Cold War (Zimna Wojna) (Country: Poland, France, United Kingdom; Year: 2018; Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Writer: Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski; Stars: Joanna Kulig, Jeanne Balibar, Jacek Rozenek, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Martin Budny, Borys Szyc, Tomasz Kot, Philip Lenkowsky, Adam Woronowicz, Adam Ferency, Adam Szyszkowski)
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other.
First Man (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Damien Chazelle; Writer: Josh Singer, based on the book by James R Hansen; Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, Ethan Embry, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Lukas Haas, Brian d'Arcy James, Cory Michael Smith, Brady Smith)
Biopic of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.
First Man First Man
First Man and Capernaum
Girl (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Lukas Dhont; Writer: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens; Stars: Nele Hardiman, Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter)
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Mirai (Mirai Ma Petite Soeur) (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Mamoru Hosoda; Writer: Mamoru Hosoda; Stars: Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi, Gen Hoshino, Kôji Yakusho, Kumiko Asô, Mitsuo Yoshihara, Yoshiko Miyazaki, John Cho, Crispin Freeman, Masaharu Fukuyama, Victoria Grace, Rebecca Hall, Tasuku Hatanaka, Kaede Hondo, Matsunojo Kanda)
A spoiled boy has to cope with the arrival of a new baby sister - and much more.
Roma (Country: Mexico, United States; Year: 2018; Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Writer: Alfonso Cuarón; Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, Verónica García, Andy Cortés, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza, Latin Lover, Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano, José Luis López Gómez)
Chronicle of a middle-class family in the 1970s.
The Sisters Brothers (Country: France, Spain, Romania, US; Year: 2018; Director: Jacques Audiard; Writer: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Patrick Dewitt; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, Rutger Hauer, Riz Ahmed, Carol Kane, Creed Bratton, Duncan Lacroix, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Niels Arestrup, Rebecca Root, Aldo Maland, Ian Reddington, Philip Rosch, Lexie Benbow-Hart)
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
A Star Is Born (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bradley Cooper; Writer: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, William A. Wellman, Robert Carson; Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Harney, DJ 'Shangela' Pierce, Willam Belli, Steven Ciceron, Rebecca Field, Rafi Gavron, Andrew Michaels, Jacob Taylor)
A seasoned musician discovers — and falls in love with — a struggling artist. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.
Out of competition
Girl Girl
Girl and Birds Of Passage
Summer (Leto) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Kiril Serebrennikov; Writer: Lily Idov, Mikhail Idov; Stars: Irina Starshenbaum, Teo Yoo, Roman Bilyk)
Love blossoms in Russia's underground alternative rock scene.
Three Faces (Country: Iran; Year: 2018; Director: Jafar Panahi)
The interwoven stories of three Iranian actresses.

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