San Sebastian Film Festival 2019

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A Thief's Daughter A Thief's Daughter
A Thief's Daughter and Rocks
And The Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Louise Archambault; Writer: Louise Archambault, based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier; Stars: Kenneth Welsh, Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Kenneth Welsh, Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte)
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.
The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2019; Director: Ina Weisse; Writer: Daphne Charizani; Stars: Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus, Sophie Rois, Thomas Thieme, Winnie Böwe, Serafin Mishiev, Oliver Wille, William Coleman, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan, Ilja Monti, Jana Kuss, Stephan Taubert, Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian)
A rivalry develops between a violin teacher's son and her star pupil.
A Dark-Dark Man (Country: Kazakhstan, France; Year: 2019; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Stars: Daniyar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybayeva, Teoman Khos)
A boy is murdered in Kazakh village. Detective Bekzat wants to wrap up the inquiries quickly... but when a journalist arrives from the city, everything falls to pieces.
Death Will Come And Shall Have Your Eyes (Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2008; Director: Daniel Farriol; Writer: Daniel Farriol; Stars: Beatriz Díaz, Daniel Guerra, Daniel Farriol, Beatriz Díaz, Daniel Guerra, Daniel Farriol)
Two women who have spent their whole lives together must deal with the illness affecting one of them.
The Endless Trench (La Trinchera Infinita) (Country: France, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga; Writer: Luiso Berdejo, Jose Mari Goenaga; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Belén Cuesta, Vicente Vergara, José Manuel Poga, Emilio Palacios, Enrique Asenjo, Antonio Romero, Esperanza Guardado, José María del Castillo, Javi Mena, Manuel Domínguez, Carlos Bernardino, Óscar Corrales, Daniel Morilla)
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 Endless Trench The Endless Trench
The Endless Trench and And The Birds Rained Down
Heroic Losers (La Odisea De Los Giles) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Sebastián Borensztein; Writer: Sebastián Borensztein, Eduardo Sacheri, Eduardo Sacheri; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín, Verónica Llinás, Daniel Aráoz, Carlos Belloso, Marco Antonio Caponi, Rita Cortese, Andrés Parra, Federico Berón, Luciano Cazaux, Alejandro Gigena, Guillermo Jacubowicz, José María Marcos, Ailín Zaninovich)
Inhabitants from a town in the Buenos Aires region decide to place all their savings in a bank to create an agricultural cooperative which, they believe, will change their fate. When it turns out to be a scam, they react in the face of the injustice.
Special screening
Joker (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Todd Phillips; Writer: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Shea Whigham, Brian Tyree Henry, Frances Conroy, Bryan Callen, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Isabella Ferreira, Douglas Hodge, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais, Jolie Chan)
Origin story of Batman's arch nemesis.
Surprise film. Out of competition
Lhamo And Skalbe (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Sonthar Gyal; Writer: Sonthar Gyal; Stars: Sechok Gyal, De Ji, Xi Liao, Sechok Gyal, De Ji, Xi Liao)
A couple are prevented from getting married by their past.
The Other Lamb (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Writer: CS McMullen; Stars: Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Denise Gough, Eve Connolly, Kelly Campbell, Isabelle Connolly, Ailbhe Cowley, Juliette Crosbie, Mallory Adams, Zara Devlin, David Fawaz, Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Denise Gough, Eve Connolly)
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
Pacified (Country: Brazil, United States; Year: 2019; Director: Paxton Winters; Writer: Joseph Carter, Wellington Magalhaes, Paxton Winters, Paxton Winters; Stars: Bukassa Kabengele, Cassia Gil, Débora Nascimento, Léa Garcia, Raphael Logan, Jefferson Brasil, Rayane Santos, José Loreto, Thiago Thomé, Shirley Cruz, Rod Carvalho, Murilo Sampaio, Bukassa Kabengele, Cassia Gil, Débora Nascimento)
The story of a friendship that develops between a girl trying to keep her mum out of trouble and an ex-convict trying to stick to the straight and narrow.
Joker Joker
Joker and While At War
Patrick (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Gonçalo Waddington; Writer: Gonçalo Waddington; Stars: Alba Baptista, Carla Maciel, Adriano Carvalho)
The tale of an adolescent who was kidnapped as a child
Proxima (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Alice Winocour; Writer: Jean-Stéphane Bron, Alice Winocour; Stars: Eva Green, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Matt Dillon, Aleksey Fateev, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller)
A female astronaut finds the demands of work take their toll on her single-mum relationship with her young daughter.
Rocks (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Sarah Gavron; Writer: Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson; Stars: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Afi Okaidja, Anastasia Dymitrow, Sarah Niles, Layo-Christina Akinlude, Sharon D. Clarke, Islah Abdur-Rahman, Shola Adewusi, Mohammad Amiri, Brie-Morgan Appleton)
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.
Seventeen (Diecisiete) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Writer: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, Araceli Sánchez; Stars: Kandido Uranga, Itsaso Arana, Chani Martín, Iñigo Aranburu, Lola Cordón, Biel Montoro, Mamen Duch, Jorge Cabrera, Nacho Sánchez, Carolina Clemente, Aaron Porras, Kandido Uranga, Itsaso Arana, Chani Martín, Iñigo Aranburu)
As part of the rehabilitation program at a juvenile detention center, 17-year-old Hector creates an unbreakable bond with a dog. When the therapy dog is suddenly adopte, Hector escapes to look for him.
Out of competition
Thalasso (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Declan May, Guillaume Nicloux; Stars: Michel Houellebecq, Gérard Depardieu, Maxime Lefrançois, Mathieu Nicourt, Daria Panchenko, Luc Schwarz)
Provocative French writer Michel Houellebecq meets Gérard Depardieu at a sea water therapy centre in Cabourg. Together, they try to survive the health regime to which they are subjected by the establishment. But events quickly derail their routine…
The Other Lamb The Other Lamb
The Other Lamb and Proxima
A Thief's Daughter (La Hija De Un Ladron) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Belén Funes; Writer: Marçal Cebrian, Belén Funes; Stars: Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner, Borja Espinosa, Maria Rodríguez Soto, Frank Feys, Gerard Oms, Ignasi Guasch, Jordi Reverté, Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner, Borja Espinosa, Maria Rodríguez Soto, Frank Feys)
When a woman's father reappears on the scene after a spell in prison, she has a difficult choice to make.
While At War (Mientras Dure La Guerra) (Country: Spain, Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Alejandro Amenábar; Writer: Alejandro Amenábar, Alejandro Hernández; Stars: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Luis Bermejo, Tito Valverde, Nathalie Poza, Patricia López Arnaiz, Inma Cuevas, Carlos Serrano-Clark, Luis Zahera, Luis Callejo, Mireia Rey, Ainhoa Santamaría, Itziar Aizpuru, Miquel García Borda)
Drama about author Miguel de Unamuno and his stance towards the fascist coup d’état.
Workforce (Mano De Obra) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2019; Director: David Zonana; Writer: David Zonana; Stars: Horacio Celestino, Luis Alberti, Horacio Celestino, Luis Alberti)
After his brother is killed on a construction job, his brother and widow fight for justice.
Zeroville (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: James Franco; Writer: Paul Felten, Ian Olds, based on the novel by Steve Erickson,; Stars: Joey King, Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, James Franco, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Jacki Weaver, Craig Robinson, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Horatio Sanz, Cynthia Murell, Mia Serafino, Thaila Ayala, Sandra Rosko)
A socially awkward architecture student inspired by the few films he has seen, rides the bus into Hollywood. He makes an impression on the beautiful actress Soledad. Soon breaking into film as a designer and eventually a film editor, Vikar begins a dreamlike journey into the world of films.

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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