The 67th edition of the festival ran from September 20 to 28. There will be 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.

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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.
The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.
Love and loss in Dakar are given a supernatural twist.
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Weathering With You
Weathering With You
A boy falls in love with a girl who can control the weather.
Some Beasts
Some Beasts
A family enthusiastically disembarks on a deserted island on Chile’s southern coast with the dream of building a tourist hotel. When the man who brought them across from the continent disappears, the family is trapped.
The stepdaughter of a charismatic pastor begins to question her faith
Jonas pretends to be blind and enters a TV dance contest where he meets his attractive dance partner, Saulé. They soon become the show’s most popular contestants. Meanwhile, Vytas, an old acquaintance of Jonas, is released from jail thirsty for revenge...
And The Birds Rained Down
And The Birds Rained Down
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

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

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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