Macario screened in the retrospective Macario screened in the retrospective

The 67th edition of the festival ran from September 20 to 28. There was a retrospective dedicated to Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón - including his classic Macario - and Penelope Cruz and Donald Sutherland received a Donostia Awards for lifetime achievement. Read about the winners here.

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A Danish summer: A tunnel is being built to connect Denmark and Germany. An ethnologist comes to the island of Lolland to study its inhabitants and record their traditions and objects.
Waiting For The Barbarians
Waiting For The Barbarians
A magistrate in a colonial town suffers a crisis of conscience about the regime he works for.
A dancer and her choreographer husband find themselves trying to stop their lives falling apart after an adoption goes awry.
Ghost Town Anthology
Ghost Town Anthology
After a man dies in a car accident, time seems to lose all meaning for the residents of a small town... and then strangers begin to appear.
Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
The Truth
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
The Other Lamb
The Other Lamb
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
The Sleepwalkers
The Sleepwalkers
A mother and her daughter are pushed to their emotional limit during a family celebration.
A female astronaut finds the demands of work take their toll on her single-mum relationship with her young daughter.
The Moneychanger
The Moneychanger
A money launderer sees the Uruguayan dictatorship as an opportunity to make a killing.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Looking for justice
Jayro Bustamante in conversation on justice, Guatemala and the women in La Llorona
A Mayan princess
Jayro Bustamante on seeing a legend differently in La Llorona
Inside view of musical discord
Director Ina Weisse talks about a protegé under pressure in The Audition
How Binoche seduced Deneuve
Two stars finally rub along famously in The Truth
Energy and the soul
François Girard on the energy of actors and Howard Shore’s score for The Song Of Names
Composing for history
Composer Howard Shore on The Song Of Names, The Aviator and A Dangerous Method
Diversity Rocks
Sarah Gavron and Theresa Ikoko on capturing the teenage spirit and pushing the industry forward
The making of a hybrid
Bertrand Bonello on histories and Zombi Child
Celebrating sisterhood
Theresa Ikoko and Sarah Gavron on developing Rocks
A world of friendship
Nichola Burley and Roxanne Scrimshaw talk about living the dream and creating characters in Lynn + Lucy
Social insecurity
Director Fyzal Boulifa on capturing a working-class world in Lynn + Lucy and street casting his star
Kisses from the baby
Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez and Olivier Assayas on baby kisses and Wasp Network
Storytelling childhood
Anna Pniowsky on Casey Affleck, storytelling, the script and the haircut for Light Of My Life

San Sebastian Film Festival News

Pacified takes Golden Shell
The Endless Trench also a big winner in San Sebastian
Child's play and food for thought at San Sebastian
Animation for kids and culinary section announced
Roma takes FIPRESCI Grand Prix
Cuarón's film to receive accolade in San Sebastian
Donald Sutherland to receive Donostia
San Sebastian also announces The Song Of Names will close festival
Six titles join San Sebastian competition
British director Sarah Gavron among those added
San Sebastian adds to Pearls
Kore-eda, Eggers and Soderberg among 10 titles added to line-up
Costa-Gavras to be honoured at San Sebastian
Filmmaker will receive Donostia Award
Blackbird to open San Sebastian
Roger Michell's Slent Heart remake stars Sarandon and Winslet
San Sebastian announces Spanish titles
Amenábar and Flowers filmmaking trio return to competition
Parasite joins Pearls
San Sebastian announces first titles in Audience Award contest
Cruz to receive Donostia
San Sebastian plans to honour Spanish star
Roberto Gavaldón retrospective
San Sebastian to celebrate Mexican director at 67th edition

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