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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The Other Lamb
The Other Lamb
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.
A Thief's Daughter
A Thief's Daughter
When a woman's father reappears on the scene after a spell in prison, she has a difficult choice to make.
Origin story of Batman's arch nemesis.
Lynn + Lucy
Lynn + Lucy
Lynn and Lucy are life-long best friends but after the birth of Lucy's first child, their relationship comes under strain.
The Sharks
The Sharks
While a rumour about the presence of sharks in a small beach town distracts residents, 14-year-old Rosina begins to feel an instinct to shorten the distance between her body and Joselo's.
The Endless Trench
The Endless Trench
Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place... but their imprisonment will go on for years.
The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
A tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
While At War
While At War
Drama about author Miguel de Unamuno and his stance towards the fascist coup d’état.
Bird Island
Bird Island
After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persisting exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation centre for birds.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Diversity Rocks
Sarah Gavron and Theresa Ikoko on capturing the teenage spirit and pushing the industry forward
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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